COVID-19 has generated much more than a public health crisis, unleashing economic consequences that have especially affected those who do not have regular incomes and depend on the informal economy, which represents a large part of the population in Latin America.
At AID FOR AIDS and AID FOR LIFE we are focused on finding resources and adjusting our programs to ensure an effective response to cases of malnutrition in the region and their possible increase. On that note, we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our Healing Venezuela Program through an investment of $500,000 that will allow us to reach 6,000 children and adolescents accross 5 states in the country.
These resources will allow us to guarantee adequate nutrition for children and adolescents for a period of 6 months, in partnership with a network of non-profit schools located in vulnerable communities. The project aims to prevent child malnutrition, a crucial task during the current economic crisis and especially within the Venezuelan context.
Likewise, through our local allies, we are working to promote hygiene and food handling practices, prevention measures for common diseases and reinforcing the parameters established to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
As a society, we must work together to guarantee the reconstruction of our communities, including its most vulnerable populations. Together, we continue investing in the development and healthy growth of the future generations, by making sure that both children and their families can cover their most basic needs: health and food.