IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
Medications, oxygen and disinfecting supplies are desparately needed. The Peruvian Outreach Project, Inc. (www.peruvianoutreachproject-pop.org) is a non-profit established to enrich the lives of vulnerable children and youth in the San Martin area of Peru. We are currently working to assist the Aldea Infantil Virgen del Pilar. COVID-19 is in the orphanage. We have already lost a beloved mother and dear friend to the virus. She was the primary caretaker of 10 of the 60 children housed there. At least seven children and several staff have tested positive and are in isolation. Medications, and especially oxygen are in short supply. The oxygen factory in Tarapoto is not functioning. Oxygen has become very expensive and difficult to get. The on-site school building at the Aldea is being repurposed as a COVID-19 treatment center. So far we have one bottle of oxygen and one bed. We do have a secure method to get funds where they are needed. The government does help but they are overwhelmed and their resources are streched to the limit. Please consider making a donation at this time. The children and their caretakers are looking to us to help them. In this difficult time this is something we can do that will have a positive effect. Thank you!