The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives all over the world and Peru is one of the hardest hit in the global south. Many Peruvians are without work and access to medical care is extremely limited.
The FACES Foundation has always been committed to developing strong partnerships with the local community. The team has returned to Lambayeque, Peru twice a year for the last 12 years.
Through the FACES Patient Coordinator in Peru, Delia Delgado, the surgical team has maintained contact with patients and families. Once it is safe to travel, the team will return to Peru and continue caring for children with cleft deformities.
Thanks to the support of many generous donors during the Spring 2020 Raffle, the FACES Foundation raised over $10,000 to aid the Lambayeque community during this incredibly challenging time.
The 2020 grantees included the following partners:
Peruvian Medical College (Colegio Médico del Perú)
Funds used for the purchase 200 PPE kits, distributed to medical personnel working in the emergency services/Covid-19 healthcare centers of Lambayeque Regional Hospital, “Luis Heysen” Hospital, “Las Mercedes” Regional Teaching Hospital, “Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo” Hospital, Ferreñafe Hospital, Western Chiclayo Hospital, and La Victoria Hospital.
Lambayeque Resists (Resiste Lambayeque)
Funds used to supply the various dining halls that have been created in response to the effect the pandemic is having on families suffering economically in the region. Project is allied with the St. Peter Parish. Support from FACES allowed for direct food intervention for 500 families in the “Bags of Hope” campaign.
Tourist Restaurant – El Cantaro (El Cántaro Rest. Turístico)
Funds have supported the weekly food distribution to families at no cost during the pandemic.
The Lions Club of Lambayeque (Club de Leones, Lambayeque)
FACES will continue to collaborate with local partners and support nutritional and medical relief efforts. Your donations will be used to aid those most in need.