Quote of the month!
"Life is overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter."
- Eileen Caddy
BIG CHANGES HAPPENING FOR KIYA
We hope you had a great month! Although many places in the world are still in some form of lockdown, we're grateful for the positive changes we've been able to make for Kiya.
We have some exciting things happening that we'll share with you below.
Cristina is 11 years old and has cerebral palsy. She lives with her mother and her 3 older brothers.
Not long ago, Cristina’s father, who financially supported the family and their home, died suddenly. This tragedy has worsened their already difficult financial situation, with the family of 5 living off just S/500 / £100 a month.
The eldest son quit his studies to take over the household and help his mother who is suffering from depression. The family’s income comes from him selling food from their home.
During quarantine, Cristina’s family were living in complete poverty. Their economic situation is a little bit better now, however, Cristina’s expenses are demanding and the family struggles to keep up with them.
They are extremely grateful for all the support they received from us during the pandemic, especially for the Lifeboxes!
If you’re able to contribute to make sure we can keep giving out these essential items, you can donate here. Just £3 can provide rice for a whole month!
THE 50 CLUB
We need to find alternative means of help, NOW, not only to ensure we can continue to deliver lifeboxes to families who have no means of income for as long as is needed, but also to ensure our Mama Cocha kids get the support they need to survive and thrive going forward.
So, we have created THE 50 CLUB! If we can secure 50 sponsors of £50 a month, we have secured our running costs for the ongoing future of our programmes and support in Peru.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PART OF THE 50 CLUB?
It means you are part of a unique group of businesses and individuals keeping Kiya alive!
We will keep you all informed every quarter of the projects successes; a break down of the funds the 50 club has donated; a personalised message from Peru from our team on the ground so you can SEE what is happening for yourself and, an invite to a 50 club members only annual event to receive personal updates, celebrate the excellent work we have been able to accomplish thanks to your help AND meet and mingle with other like minded folks.
And, it couldn’t be easier! Just click on the link below and set up your monthly/quarterly or annual payment via our secure Paypal page.
RAINBOW HOUSE KIDS
The 4 siblings are enjoying being a family and the independence they now have, but they do miss their younger sister.
Kiya made an agreement with the home where Matilde now is, that once a month, Matilde would visit her siblings to maintain the connection. They all enjoyed their first family reunion last week.
Sunshine Sundays are sponsored by Kiya in order to ensure the siblings don't lose touch, have fun times together and make lasting memories.
Juan is back at school after months of home schooling and is determined to work hard and 'become somebody!'. We couldn't be prouder of him.
MAMA COCHA PSYCHOLOGIST SUPPORT
The therapy sessions are still going strong thanks to your donations! Our awesome psychologist Henry is doing such incredibly important work and we couldn't be happier to have him on board.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
The Kiya crew will be completing a 9 day challenge, walking the last 116km of the old pilgrim trail from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain for £955.
The trip includes a donation to Kiya that will help fund the Life boxes as well as the therapy programmes at the Mama Cocha centre. It also includes airport transfers, meals and accommodation!
If you’re interested in joining, please get in touch!
That's it from us this month! Thanks for all of your support and we're excited to see how much we've already accomplished this year!
Thanks for all your support,
- Suzy and the Kiya Team x