2020 was one of the most challenging recent years the world has experienced, and while many in Peru faced hunger, homelessness, and isolation, thanks to you, the residents of the Hope House were safe, fed, healthy and loved!
Here are a few things you helped us accomplish this year:
198 HEALTHY DAYS. That’s 4,752 hours that 100 people spent in complete government-ordered lockdown inside the Hope House – sheltered, fed, and together – instead of out on the street or hungry and alone like many others in Lima.
ZERO people in the Hope House contracted the coronavirus in 2020.
43 grocery store trips to purchase:
2,640 POUNDS OF RICE, 768 GALLONS OF MILK, AND 960 DOZENS OF EGGS
59,400 meals served. All 100 people in the Hope House got 3 meals a day and full bellies, after many went years without eating one full meal a day and during a time when many others in Peru were struggling to afford food during the pandemic.
1,400 SIX GALLON JUGS OF WATER were bought and used in 2020. Clean water isn’t freely given in Peru, so that’s about 200 gallons of drinking water each week keeping the residents of the Hope House hydrated and healthy.
960 LITERS OF SANITIZING ALCOHOL used in 2020. Hands, shoes, groceries and everything else that enters the Hope House gets sanitized with alcohol.
25 VIRTUAL DOCTOR AND NURSE VISITS every month, made by volunteers in the U.S, to sick patients and curious new parents wanting to make sure everything is ok.
19 PEOPLE visited a dentist and received acute care, saving their teeth and helping to restore their health. Most haven’t been to a dentist in years and lived with pain every day until this treatment.
80 PEOPLE received support with immigration and legal needs regarding their refugee status. People who have had to fight for every residential right and human need are gaining stability and a pathway to pursue work and resident visas.
30 PAIRS OF EYEGLASSES, a necessity that many have gone without for several years.
16 HOURS OF ENGLISH CLASSES EVERY WEEK. While most adults couldn’t work during the quarantine, they worked at gaining a marketable job skill for the future.
25 KIDS received schooling and mentoring. A homeschool started in the Hope House in a city where very few kids received schooling at all because the residents spent half of the year in complete lockdown and isolation.
400 BRACELETS created and shipped to the U.S. to sell in our online store, Hope House Goods.
35 BEDS purchased so parents and kids don’t have to share a bed or sleep on the floor
64 REPAIRS made to the Hope House Building. Normal wear and tear is magnified during stay at home quarantine orders. The most frequent repair? Clothes washer!
1 SOLID COMMUNITY created. Our friends at the Hope House have weathered the 2020 storm and come out as a strong community committed to paying it forward by helping others for years to come.
We cannot thank you enough for your support in 2020. We would not have made it without you.