GRACIAS A TODOS POR SUS DONACIONES
¡LLEGAMOS A LA META!
Kits $5: 16.170
Kits $10: 164.418
Kits $20: 26.299
TOTAL kits donados al momento:
La campaña ha terminado!
THE GOOD THING ABOUT DIFFICULT MOMENTS IS THAT WE LEARN TO WORK TOGETHER
Ecuadorians need your help! The global crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Ecuador on both the economic and public health fronts. The global financial panic due to the pandemic has resulted in an external shock to the Ecuadorian economy as oil prices have hit record lows, there has been a significant increase in the country risk indicator (closing at 6063 on march 23) and an appreciation of the US dollar which has hit the competitiveness of the country’s main exports. On the public health front, Ecuador is one of the countries with most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region. The first case was confirmed on February 29 in Guayaquil and as of April 12, Ecuador has 7.466 cases and there have been 333 deaths related to COVID-1. The primary measures implemented by the government are the following: • Restricting entry of foreigners on international flights and international land and sea transport beginning on Sunday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m. • Prohibition of large gatherings of more than 30 people and closure of border crossings in Ecuador. • Vehicle circulation allowed only for basic activities and those related to health issues. • Suspension of commercial activity of establishments that concentrate more than 30 people, with the exception of those serving basic necessities, pharmacies, doctors, orthopedics, and financial services. Food services in hotels, boarding houses, and hostels can serve their guests only. • Residential utilities will not be cut because of missed payments. • Employers and workers must agree on new ways of conducting their work and work schedules, with no layoffs. • April, May and June tax payments will be deferred for 6 months. • State of Exception decreed for the entire national territory with suspension of all public services except basic utilities, health, and food services. • Curfew starting on Tuesday, March 17 at midnight, from 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM, effective for 14 days, with suspension of domestic flights and inter-provincial transportation. • There is an extended curfew starting from as 4:00 PM in the Guayas and Santa Elena provinces. • These measures have been complemented by others implemented by the mayors of each city. Due to the exponential increase in confirmed cases the government took additional measures in the last week: • The former Minister of Health, Catalina Andramuño, was replaced by Dr. Juan Carlos Zevallos who was the Dean of the UDLA Medical School at the time and who has extensive experience in epidemiology including at the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). • The Guayas province has been militarized in order to enforce quarantine and social distancing protocols due to the large number of cases and rapid spread of COVID-19 in the province. • The new Minister of Health has moved his office to Guayaquil. The poor people of Ecuador are suffering despite the efforts of government and private sector and civil society. The civil society has organized a campaign to provide food through private networks, and civil society organizations. I urged you to help and donate it!
That is why, the GIVING A HAND WITHOUT HANDS HANDING initiative allows people who are in their homes to buy baskets of basic foods that will be donated and delivered thanks to the main supermarket chains nationwide through the Police. National and the Armed Forces to individuals and families who need food.
ELIJE UNA DE LAS CANASTAS DE ALIMENTOS, PARA DONARLA A UNA PERSONA O FAMILIA QUE LA NECESITA DE URGENCIA.
YOU CAN PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD: VISA OR MASTERCARD; MAKE A BANK TRANSFER OR DEPOSIT.
Thank you in advance for your voluntary collaboration, thank you for shaking hands with those who need it most.
Please share this initiative via WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; tell your family, friends and coworkers to enter www.darunamanoecuador.com
And buy a basic food basket that will be donated to a person or family who needs it urgently