Our Women Empowered Groups Helping in Recovery of Volcano in Guatemala

This handout picture released by the National PoliceMany of you know about the terrible natural disaster that happened on June 4th, 2018…

…when Volcano de Fuego erupted (located just 27 miles from the capital, Guatemala City) causing one of the biggest tragedies in Guatemala history.

To date, reports indicate at least 109 have died with at least 197 people still missing.

Over 1.7 million people have been impacted, 12,000 people evacuated and many now without homes, living in makeshift shelters awaiting news of family members still missing. The communities around the volcano are still on high alert, expecting additional eruptions.

A worker from the National Coordinator for DisasterThe Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and other disaster relief programs have asked PCI for assistance in their emergency response efforts

Project Concern International is collaborating with several groups to create an assessment of the impact area.

PCI volunteers are surveying the damage and working directly with the government and foreign aid to help as many people, families and communities as possible

PCI’s Barrio Mio – one of the Women Empowered groups we sponsor, has trained their members to provide aid to vulnerable neighborhoods in Guatemala. Others groups we sponsor – Mujeres Esforzadas (Hardworking Women) and Mujeres con Espiritu de Valentia (Women with a Courageous Spirit) are bringing clothing, medicine, food and supplies to many of those stranded in shelters.

Please take a moment to watch this short video update from Pascal, country co-ordinator of the many Women Empowered groups we help in Guatemala.

As you can see – these families are in dire need, and any additional donations WUFC can raise will go a long way to helping them get back on their feet.

PCI immediately applied for $300,000 of additional relief money from USAID (and ANY additional funds PCI can generate from WUFC supporters right now will help that application get approved).

Even $5 or $10 can help these families on the road to recovery!

To lend your support, please go to here PCI Global/Women United for Change.

On behalf of all the families impacted by this disaster – THANK YOU for caring and showing your support!