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SOLIDARITY DURING THE THIRD WAVE
May 20, 2021
During this unfortunate explosion of massive infections and deaths due to the third wave of COVID-19 in the department of Cochabamba, being close to Bolivian Mother's Day and registering extremely low temperatures, Huellas & Futuro wanted to distribute a little hope to the most underserved families . In May 15, 2021 our team of volunteers visited the 15th district of Cochabamba delivering 1200 kilos of food including eggs, flour, rice, sugar, bread, noodles and oil; We have also provided with 240 rolls of toilet paper, 70 facemasks, more than 500 pieces of winter clothing and 70 liters of snitizer, benefiting more than 80 large families in entreme poverty.
These grants to the less privileged families of our city were possible thanks to the contributions and donations of good-hearted families and also part of the revenues generated in our project "Oportunidad Products"; Therefore, we want to express our deepest gratitude to those who contributed to this humanitarian assistance campaign and to the consumers of the Oportunidad made by Bolivian hands.
FEMALE SOCCER TEAM
On March 2021 we have started with a new empowerment project for girls. We have realized that many of our girls have not fully access to the right to education due to the obstacles that virtual education presents for low-income families. It is important to give girls a perspective to move forward.
Moreover, within our WAWAS program, we have launched a call for our girls from public schools who want to form and be part of a female soccer team. The main objectives are to achieve their leadership, put them out of the risk of abuse, train them professionally in a sports discipline, keep them in a network of containment with their peers, strengthen and develop their soft skills and turn them into agents of change for the prevention of violence and female empowerment.
In that context, we proudly introduce you to our first girls who are enthusiaslitcally training for their forthcoming selection process.
SOME OF OUR MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF 2020
Despite the severe consequences of the Pandemic last year, we are pleased to say that we made it! Regardless the long lockdown in the country and all the restrictions to fight the COVID19 spreading, we kept providing our services online and even personally in many required cases.
Considering that our health and economy are the main victims of the Coronavirus, we tried to help the most unprivileged families providing them with food and basic items for hygiene; we are happy to have served to more than 600 families in extreme poverty with 20.000 eggs, 5000 Kg. of groceries such as rice, flour, sugar, oil, noodles and 1500 L. of sanitizer and liquid soap.
2020 has also brought us some good times, we have been honored by the Bolivian National Parliament “Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional de Bolivia” that gave us a recognition for our social endeavors aiming to reduce and prevent violence.
We have also been honored by the Regional Parliament of Cochabamba “Asamblea Legislativa Departamental de Cochabamba” that recognized our organization’s founder and president Daniela Valdivia as one of the “Women of 2020” “Mujeres del 2020” due to her devoutness to eradicate violence against women in our country.
Huellas & Futuro's main goal is to eliminate domestic violence in order to ensure that other evils in society will also be eradicated. Therefore, we understand that extreme poverty can trigger episodes of domestic violence, hence, Huellas & Futuro, thanks to the support of BASAID, together with several volunteers, donors and with the logistics of the ECEM Cochabamba from the Armed Forces, it is reaching more than 200 families in the Karakara area of Cochabamba, with food baskets for approximately 1 month, aiming to protect mainly the health of more than 400 children mitigating the malnutrition rates of the region, avoiding potential spread of COVID19 due to displacement in search of food and preventing eventual acts of domestic violence.
WE WANT TO REACH EVERYBODY
In these difficult times we would like to know how everyone is, hence, we have developed this questionnaire for Spanish speakers in order to know if anybody is going through episodes of violence, it takes only 3 minutes to answer it. If you know anybody that you think that could be in danger, please forward this form through any digital means and we promise you to do our best to help effectively.