COVID19 Response: Direct Aid to Families in Quixaya

In early October we reached out to the CIELO  community with an urgent request for donations. COVID has hit the Maya community of Quixaya in Guatemala where we partner with CEPC Toliman. 21 of 63 families in the community have been infected and 8 people have died so far. Entire families have been quarantined, stuck in their homes, unable to work, falling further into desperation and malnutrition. The situation is dire, but thanks to generous donations & the dedicated efforts of CEPC Toliman on the ground, we were able to provide direct aid for families in need.

We distributed over $2,000 in direct aid in October including:

  • a 3-month supply of food aid for 16 of the most vulnerable infected families
  • Masks and disinfectant spray for each of the 63 families in Quixaya to help prevent the spread of disease
  • Equipment to disinfect contaminated areas within the community

The food aid included corn, beans, rice, oats, pasta, protein supplements, sugar, salt, amaranth, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, guicoy squash, and onions.

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