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We never stand so tall as when we stoop to help a child

We try to keep our asks to a minimum. There is so much need that it can become overwhelming to the community and we know that you are all doing as much as you can in this unprecedented time…

…but we have to ask this time. One of our clients from the Cuenca Soup Kitchen has come back to us and is in real need of help.

This mother of three visited the soup kitchen occasionally when her family was in real need. When her husband had work, she stopped coming and gave her spot to other families. Covid has turned all of that upside down.

She and her husband have three young children; 7, 12, and 14. The 12-year-old is severely autistic and needs medication which they can’t afford. The 7-year-old is completely disabled and is confined to a crib-like wheelchair. She is also blind and unable to communicate. She requires diapers, which are expensive here. The husband has been unemployed for months and now he has COVID. He should stay home but he can’t as he tries to raise money in the streets to get food for the family. The woman is healthy but exhausted and frightened, she also spends many hours in the streets trying to get a few dollars to buy food for the children.

We were just able to get them included in our food program for a weekly delivery of $10 worth of groceries, but donations are dropping as the need continues to grow. We would like to be able to help with their medical needs which includes medicines and diapers but our current budget is razor-thin. We also would like to be able to add other families to our program to help them to weather this pandemic.

We need to grow our reliable budget with recurring monthly donations, large or small, so that we can know what we can count on each month. That helps us to provide ongoing help to these people instead of just one-time “band aids”.

We are really asking for your help with this family. Their needs are ongoing. They will ALWAYS need those XXL diapers. They will ALWAYS need that medication.

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To do a bank to bank transfer our account information is:
Hearts of Gold, Cuenta de ahorros JEP
Account number: 406079928700
RUC number: 0190395251002

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Be assured that 100% of your donation will be used to help provide these necessities.

Thank you. Without you, none of this is possible.

Des Dizney, Bill O'Brien, and Smith

Cuenca Soup Kitchen Directors

City: Cuenca