On March 18, the first case of coronavirus in Nicaragua was confirmed. Although the government has yet to implement strict guidelines for the public health crisis, our staff in Nicaragua are taking precautions to protect themselves, our community partners, and the local residents who benefit from our programs. Such measures include: working from home, promoting hygiene best practices at the Los Robles clinic, and distributing masks and hand sanitizer to patients of our Together For Health and Food For Good programs. Our community partners in the Dominican Republic are implementing similar protocols to mitigate the risks associated with the coronavirus while adhering to a two week shelter in place order from the government.
Resources from our donors are being invested right now in bulk medicine and food supplies to ensure the health and food security of the most vulnerable people during the weeks and months to come. Instead of home visits, we will conduct phone visits with chronic patients. Our physical separation does not diminish our connectivity – in fact, it is amplifying our solidarity. Certainly, new challenges will arise. Yet amidst our changing landscape, we stand firmly committed in partnership with thousands of individuals like you – striving to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Thank you for your support, and please stay in touch as the situation develops.
CEO & Founder