PERU— Can you imagine being an unemployed single mother in Peru during the pandemic? This was the harsh reality for Loyda, a Peruvian woman with three children. Loyda supported her children with her small business selling fish and plantains in the street. But when COVID-19 struck, her business went under. Loyda had no income to feed her three children. “I was depressed every time my children would say, ‘Mom, I’m hungry,'” Loyda told Operation Blessing staff.
But thanks to your incredible generosity, hope was on its way for this single mother in Peru! Through your support, Loyda received the hands-on training she needed to start a new business: making and selling face masks. Through her new business, Loyda has the income she needs to keep food on the table. Thanks to you, Loyda and others in the community now have the training and tools they need to support themselves by making face masks. “I am so excited and relieved that I am learning more about sewing!” Loyda exclaimed. “With these masks we can sustain our families.”
Your support means the world to us. Thanks to you, people like Loyda are receiving gifts of hope that radically change their lives and help them break the cycle of suffering. Please click here to learn more about how you can get involved with Operation Blessing’s hunger relief programs. Thank you and God bless!