Due to the oil price collapse since the beginning of the year, Ecuador was already standing with its back to the wall, and now the corona crisis has also hit the country. Since mid-March the government has imposed a comprehensive curfew.
Thus, the Fundación Minadores de Sueños is also facing new challenges: Many of our families are informal workers, street vendors or unskilled bricklayers with weekly wages. They live from day to day, or in other words from hand to mouth.
In a short period of time, this situation has greatly worsened their living conditions, as they no longer have the money to buy their food, and so many are already suffering from hunger. Unfortunately, the aid that the state has announced is still lacking.
The Fundación has started distributing food rations to the most affected families in order to reduce the economic and psychological impact in these families.
Each food basket contains:
- 5 kg of rice.
- 2.5 kg sugar
- 1 lt. oil
- 1 can of tuna fish
- 1 tin of sardines
- 500 g pasta
- 500 g beans
- 500 g lentils
- 1 kg oats
- 500 g flour
Such a food basket costs about 12 € and is delivered every 2 weeks.
For this additional effort we have started a fundraising campaign in the last two weeks. We are overwhelmed by the response: within a short time the necessary amount has been collected, so that we can support the families on site for at least 4 months.
Thank you very much for your support!
Founder of the Fundación Minadores de Sueños