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COVID-19 and the stay-in-place orders that were created in response to the pandemic have devastated the tourist-driven economy of La Peñita and its surrounding pueblos. Many families have lost their incomes and their ability to provide for themselves and their children.
My name is Travis, I’m a US citizen that lives part time in Mexico, and I’m a volunteer in the effort to keep this community afloat. The organizers of La Peñita’s humanitarian response to COVID-19 are my friends Cesar Perez Novoa and his wife, Angela Caves.
The two of them and the team they have created (I’ll just say we) are distributing
- Weekly supply packages of basic groceries to families in need
- Diapers and baby formula to affected families with children
- Medications to people with diabetes and high blood pressure
- Gas for homes
And we are operating 11 soup kitchens in the following areas:
- La Peñita (Main Plaza)
- La Peñita (Las Rosas Colony)
- La Peñita (Lázaro Cárdenas)
- Colonia Paraiso Escondido (Jeros)
- Colonia Paraiso Escondido (Lopez)
- Rincon de Guayabitos
- Los Ayala
- El Monteón
- La Lima
- La Colmena
Right now, we are serving over 11,000 plates a day and everyday more people come.
If you are one of the lucky people who is able to spare some money in these difficult times, please consider making a donation to this FundRazr. Your donation will go directly to Cesar and Angela in their business PayPal account, Quinta Velas Suites, which they are using to fund this effort.
Each plate distributed from our soup kitchens costs us about 20 pesos. That means a single US dollar feeds a person for a day, and therefore no donation is too small to make a difference.
We thank you for your attention and your support!
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