OUR WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC
When the pandemic and quarantine began, we decided to change our activities temporarily and focus completely on delivering food kits, Covid-19 tests, medicines and oxygen tanks to low-income populations and areas so that people could remain at home and avoid the risk of contagion. Also, patients who lived in remote places far from hospitals or health centers received medicines and oxygen tanks to reduce the risk of mortality due to Covid-19 until they could access treatment.
To achieve this, we created the campaign “With Your Help I Stay at Home” designed to deliver food kits to the Coast and the Amazon.
From March 17 to August 17, USD 1,018,517.00 were raised. Of that amount, USD 886,056 was used to deliver food and medical supplies. 21,065 food kits have been delivered in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabí, Napo, Sucumbíos and Orellana.
The balance of the money raised is being used to purchase additional medicines and other medical equipment that have yet to be distributed.
Through Fundación Raíz Ecuador, and together with the Por Todos trust, led by the businessman Roque Sevilla, we built the Atacames Covid Respiratory Care Center at a cost of USD 122,500.00.
Emergency Management Report COVID 19 from March 17 to August 17, 2020.
Fundación Raíz Ecuador y CAEMBA