The dangerous streets of Colombia are no place for a mother to sleep with her two young daughters. But Carmen, 37, had no choice but to abandon her middle-class life in Venezuela for these streets when her schoolteacher's salary could not buy enough food to keep her daughters, Falete, 11, and Cielo, 1, alive.
"I want so badly a future for my children, I imagine the simple things, such as being able to give Falete a breakfast to start her day at school," Carmen said.
As you may have seen in the news, political unrest and a collapsed economy in Venezuela have triggered a humanitarian crisis. Dire shortages of basic necessities and general lawlessness have spurred an estimated 1.4 million Venezuelans to flee to neighboring Colombia, leaving behind their homes, families and belongings. This migration presents an overwhelming strain on an already vulnerable economic system.
God has blessed Food For The Poor with trusted partners in Colombia who can deliver aid effectively and efficiently to the innocent victims of this crisis like Carmen and her daughters. But we need your help to deliver this emergency aid. Will you help families like Carmen's who have endured so much and continue to suffer daily?May God bless you for your kindness and prayers for these desperate families.