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This year, PRODEIN closes the celebration of the 100 years of the birth of its founder, Father Rodrigo Molina, who was an example of life and charity action at the same time.
We currently live in an increasingly individualistic world, where the tendency of putting ourselves in the first places seems to prevail. An important reason to promote volunteering is that it helps us to get out of ourselves through practicing solidarity and service to others.
In today’s world, we face constant challenges on a social, economic, spiritual and environmental level. Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) work to face these problems and do something about them.
Prodein Non-Profit Inc. is an NGO, whose main purpose is the integral promotion of people in all their spheres, both material and spiritual, making them agents of their own improvement.
We collaborate with different projects in Latin America.
The Department of Cusco is a region of Peru where 44% of its population is Indigenous or belongs to the rural area. In Cusco, there is an index of 17.6% poverty and 2.2% extreme poverty. According to official figures from the Peruvian government, 14% of children younger than 5 years of age are extremely malnourished.
Many school-age children must walk between one and three hours each day to reach their schools. In addition, there are wide gaps at the level of learning and the proportion of basic services in the active population at the educational level, because not all institutions in the region have access to basic needs such as water, sanitation and food.
PRODEIN NON-PROFIT has been concerned for this population for several years and supports projects to improve families’ quality of life.
The social health situation put the vulnerability of humanity on the table because of COVID-19 in many ways. The virus showed us how we need others to be able to cope with problems. Today, definitely, the reality of humans is different.
If you do a little online research, you will be able to see how health systems around the world collapsed, especially in the first months of the pandemic. The most powerful countries had a hard time and are still complicated. Imagine what has happened in those nations with fewer resources?
The pandemic has not spared anyone--rich or poor; however, there are more vulnerable populations according to age and various risk factors. As usual, the least developed countries suffer the most, economically and socially.
What can ordinary citizens do to contribute and become part of the solution?
One of the biggest problems that concerns international nongovernmental organizations is the number of children without education. In 2018, 264 million children had no access to education. According to the new UNICEF report, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least one-third of school-age children worldwide had no access to distance learning.
The number of children who have interrupted their studies for long months can be considered a world emergency and has an impact on future societies and economies—and even worse, in the life of each affected child.
The end of the year is almost here. It’s inevitable to look back and remember all that we’ve lived through and received.
We give thanks for all the blessings we’ve received and the work that was accomplished: #GivingTuesday Campaigns allowed us to support 1,600 people in eight soup kitchens in Venezuela; food was distributed each month to 20 families in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic; 270 children were sponsored in Peru and the Dominican Republic through the Sponsorship Program; and there was the distribution of 1,200 meals to children and elderly people in rural communities, through the soup kitchen network in Cusco, Peru.