Monday, May 18, 2020

Great news from the Amazon! Recovery in the jungle.

After a seemingly continuous stream of news about sickness, corruption, and death from the region, it is with extreme happiness that I report that one of the students that we sponsor, and his father, have both recovered from COVID-19.

Nicolas and Victor in a make-shift hospital in Caballo.

Nicolas has been in the scholarship program for three years.  He and his father Victor live in the city of Caballocoacha in the Peruvian Amazon, about 35 km upriver from La Libertad.  Nicolas's stepmother is from La Libertad.  Victor built one of our project's houses and also helped us to buy the fruit tree clones which are growing in the village.

This lunch photo was taken last year.

Caballo has fewer resources than Leticia.  The lack of medicine has caused the price of acetaminophen to triple.  Additionally, the "hospital" does not provide food.  It is the responsibility of the family to bring it.  I don't know what that means if you don't have family or friends in the city!

Victor recovered, but then his brother caught the virus.

Thank you for reading our update.  If you would like to donate to our relief efforts, please visit one of our links:

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