In early February heavy rains in Peru resulted in severe hardship for Chalice families in the community of Chiclayo.
Chalice Disaster Relief - Helping Families in PeruThe intense rains produced floods which damaged many homes and destroyed others, especially among the poorest of people that live in adobe houses. To add to the misery, many households were hit with the loss of work due to the destruction in their community.

There is a desperate need for assistance with the purchase of food, materials to repair the homes, money to rent temporary housing for those who have lost their homes, and general materials such as clothing and mattresses.

Chalice Disaster Relief Funding Needed for Families in PeruIn total, there are 168 Chalice families that have been impacted. Our sponsor site has requested $40 per family for food and an additional $40 for 16 families living in extreme poverty. In addition, there are 30 non-sponsored families in need of emergency food assistance. There are 40 famililes in desperate need of assistance to repair their homes and the site has requested an average of $415 per family. Emergency funding is also needed for other miscellaneous items such as medicines, clothing, and relocation costs for families in the amount of $6,529.

Despite the hardships being experienced, our director says it is heartwarming to see solidarity among those impacted with a capacity for organization and the emergence of new leaders, especially among the women that have contributed in some way to counteract the effects of  this disaster. The total cost of the above items is $31,689 and our sponsor site director has come to Chalice for emergency assistance.

Funding Request: $31,689.00
Disaster Fund Code: PCC0217

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other Disaster Relief emergencies that may arise.



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