Because of the great support that our non-profit organization received in 2019 and the continued assistance of our sponsors and donors, Stewards of Hope has been in a good position to survive and continue to support the Missionaries of Charity and Father Angel in Venezuela so far during the COVID 19 pandemic! We now must ask for help once again to keep up our efforts for hundreds of vulnerable people in Venezuela.
People in Venezuela are now confined to their homes, unable to work, and starving like never before. Water is in short supply, electricity is inconsistent, and food/supplies are very expensive. This family pictured has seven of them, including a grandfather, living in their one room home. The father has a job but there is no work to be found and now with the restrictions from the pandemic, he can not bring home any money to care for his family. His wife does what she can to feed the family but the cupboards are almost bare. The oldest son is a college student but cannot go to class or work. The second son is a high school student who also cannot go to school or help his family by working. The younger two boys are in grade school and preschool and have very little toys, shoes or clothes. We recently sent them some boxes of necessities and a few fun things for the children. Watch our Facebook page for updates on when they arrive! We are so glad we can help them and bring some happiness to their difficult lives.
The government requires people to apply for a certificate to be able to go places such as to assist an elderly relative or do an essential activity because of the pandemic. If people are moving around without certificates, they could be put in jail for not following the law. Armed military and police are a common sight in the streets attempting to maintain order.
Luckily, Father Angel and the sisters have the necessary paperwork and can move around to help the people who need it most. We continue to supply several boxes of food and supplies every month to the Missionaries of Charity to spread out among their 7 homes across the country. Sister Maria Pro has also asked us to begin sending soy based formula to their home for the disabled children. We are so happy to be able to fill that need at the moment. Shipments are on their way all because of your support!
Father Angel Castillo, and his parish in Barquisimeto needs our help now more than ever! We currently are sending him several boxes of supplies each month. Some boxes include rice meals and canned meat. A few others include various food items, toiletries, shoes, clothes, and a few treats as needed. He frequently sends us information about specific needs of particular families, such as the one pictured above, so we can help in that way as well.
Father Angel and Sister Maria Pro of the Missionaries of Charity request prayers most of all. They see their people suffering so greatly and there is so very little hope of change. Please remember them in your prayers as often as possible.
If you are willing to help these people, please consider joining our sponsorship program, becoming a Food Buddy or making a one time donation. We need your help to keep our mission going and provide hope for these suffering people. These children, families and vulnerable adults NEED YOU! PLEASE JOIN US TODAY!
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We are a nonprofit organization focused on providing hope to people in need. Our primary effort is to assist the needy in Venezuela. We send shipments of food and necessities to people who struggle to survive. 95% of each donation goes directly to the people we serve.
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