The Family Relief Project aims at supporting the most vulnerable with food and hygiene supplies. Due to Covid-19 many families in Cochabamba, Bolivia have found themselves with no income to purchase food or hygienic supplies. Therefore, many families are in an existential crisis. This project provides aid where it is most needed and brings hope to many families.
Many poor families rely on a small day-to-day income but the strict lockdown, to contain the pandemic, made it impossible for them to earn a living. Moreover, many have no savings and sometimes no access to running water.
These families already suffered from a lack of access to good education and health care before the pandemic, now the situation has been greatly exacerbated.
Pintar en Bolivia created food and hygiene packages that will provide relief for a family for two months. These food packages include rice, pasta, oatmeal, cooking oil and other basic essentials. Moreover, emergency sanitation & hygienic supplies to protect themselves from infection, such as reusable masks and sanitizer gel, are included in an aid package. We made sure that every family member knows how to use the sanitation supplies to clean their hands and foods.
We are not only providing food and hygiene supplies but also a manual that informs in an understandable and practical way about Covid-19. We translated the manual into Quechua, the most spoken indigenous language in Bolivia, so it would reach as many people as possible. On the cover of the manual, there is a Cholita (a Bolivian woman dressed in traditional clothing), since many Bolivian women are Cholitas they enjoyed the attention. The manual has been very well received.
A complete Family Relief package costs 60 euros.