ILPAMS MISSION TO CARAPONGO – 2017
Considering the national disaster in Peru, the victims and diseases that have occurred as a result of rains, floods, damage to homes and water and sewage systems, in about twelve departments of Peru; and considering Dr. Jool Alarcon (Medical Director of the Mirones Health Center) initiative to help the people who are victims of this situation, who initially wanted to do this mission to Huarmey, Ancash, which was impossible due to the conditions of destruction that prevented reaching the village, and knowing that the town of Carapongo in Lurigancho, Chosica suffered similar damages, Dr. Alarcón directed the aid of the mission to Carapongo. For these reasons, Dr. Alicia Olave presented the project to ILPAMS Executive Committee, which immediately approved to help financially the mission.
2. OVERVIEW OF THE MISSION AND RESULTS
We are using ILPAMS own funds; in addition to this, an online donation account was opened and also a personal donation was received. A shipment of US $ 600.00 was made to this mission.
The mission was made on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Carapongo, Lurigancho-Chosica, Lima, Peru. The team consisted of 6 volunteers from the Health Center of Mirones, Lima, Peru, which belongs to the Ministry of Health.
They brought water, food and other types of items. Among these products were: canned tuna, rice, sugar, beans, fruit juices, milk and crackers; also some clothes; they also brought soap bars, toothbrushes, shampoo, toilet paper, diapers, washing containers, plastic garbage bags for the victims. On the other hand, the team did not forget the pets and brought dog food.
The help was beneficial to at least 200 people.
The six volunteers traveled, fed and housed on their own.
3. TEAM DIRECTOR AND MEMBERS
- Dr. Jool Alarcon Quispe, Director of the Mission.
- Dr. Rossana Hildebrandt Pinedo
- Dr. Ruben Obando Sanguinetti
- Dr. Marilu Loyola Perez, Welfare Office
- Mrs. Cecilia Cueva, Supply Office.
- Mrs. Susana Saavedra
We thank Dr. Alarcon and all his team for the success of this great mission.