Appeal of the Month – A New Way to Help
Each month , CGI,s COMMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL AID AND DEVELOPMENT (CIAD ) will select a particularly worthwhile Society project which is badly in need of funds and invite the Society throughout the world to support it directly.
Normally , CIAD would help such much need projects itself but with COVID 19 and other demands on its limited funds , CIAD cannot assist all worthwhile projects presented .We are therefore providing an opportunity for selected projects to appeal for the support of the international community of the Society through the medium of CGIs website with the full endorsement of CIAD.
November’s Appeal: Here is my Brother Project (Lima, Peru)
Venezuela is going through its worst economic crisis, giving rise to extreme poverty and the mass migration flow of citizens. Peru has received over 800,000 Venezuelan migrants, most of whom have settled in Lima and struggle to survive, unable to meet minimum needs such as shelter, food, clothing and health care.
In response to the desperate plight of Venezuelan refugees, Peru’s SSVP Superior Council, with the collaboration of the Daughters of Charity and the Vincentian Fathers, has established ‘Here is My Brother’ Day Centre in Lima, which provides essential services for young homeless Venezuelan refugees (aged between 20 and 40). These essential services include the following: breakfast and food parcels, showers and laundry services, medical care, social and psychological support, and legal aid.
The Centre, built on a land plot owned by the Vincentian Fathers, serves 40 people daily.
The annual operating costs of the Day Centre amounts to €27,000.
In view of the great number of requests for assistance received and due to its meagre resources, Peru’s Superior Council has kindly asked the International Society to appeal for funds to keep on providing these vital services at the Day Centre.
Being well aware of this need, the CIAD strongly supports this appeal, and calls for the generosity of SSVP’s members, Conferences and Councils around the world.
For further information (including how to donate), please email [email protected].
More information on the SSVP in Peru on www.ssvp.pe.
YOUR GENEROUS RESPONSE TO THIS APPPEAL WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!