On March 17th, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declared a state of emergency in Perú. Many communities around the country are experiencing some of the worst flooding in decades. The city of Lima, where HBI supports a number of families with medically fragile children through our Ines Project, has been particularly hard hit. The latest Associated Press reports show over 70 deaths and 110,000+ homes in ruins.
Access to water has become incredibly difficult for many of the families enrolled in our Ines Project. Additionally the prices of food and basic supplies are rapidly rising. This week, Perú Program Manager, Carmen Zavala, delivered water to several of the families, but resources are limited – and now we need to expand our outreach.
You can help. A donation to HBI will be used to bring relief and support to families enrolled in the Ines Project. In addition, we will work with our partners throughout the country to support communities where they work to get the resources they need. The situation is desperate and we need your help. Please make a donation to support Disaster Relief for Perú. (Any funds raised in excess of relief efforts will be used for general program support.)
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