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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.
Father Molina dies on April 28 of 2002. By this time, his work was consolidated in more than ten countries, with missionaries and volunteers that watched over its fulfillment and mission.
There are more than 1,500 people linked as collaborators and volunteers, of which a 50% render its full time service as professionals or hired staff. The social programs are active in 168 houses in more than ten countries in Latin America.
This year PRODEIN celebrates 100 years of the birth of its founder, father Rodrigo Molina. It is gratifying to see how a life can be an example for many people and it keeps helping the development of many lives and It can still be today a bridge between God and other people, from one charity action at a time.
The Sponsorship Program connects compassionate people, like you, and a child living in poverty to transform the life of both. To offer a child long-term tools, the sponsor helps lay foundations to the development and future of the child.
Through a fixed fee, you can help to provide a child or young person a quality education in a safe place and balanced nutrition. A child who eats is a child who is able to learn and grow for a future full of opportunities.