This week we worked with Rosa. Rosa and her mother came to eat with us at the posada when they first arrived in Cuenca from Venezuela. Now Rosa is a marketing major at the University of Azuay and is poised to begin her successful new life here. She is already working to make life better for so many.
This week we built kits side by side with Miguel, a Cuencano who volunteered at the posada every day for two years. Jhohnny was also there. He and his family used the services of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen when they first arrived. Now he works hard to support his countrymen both in Cuenca as well as those who remain in Venezuela. Angel, who ate at the posada every day and always volunteered to wash the dishes, wasn’t there this week. He was busy completing the requirements for his visa so that he can continue to contribute to Cuenca, his new home.
This week we met with one of our dear local business owners and supporters who works tirelessly to help her community, in order to plan future programs. We also launched our
‘Change for Change’ campaign in order to provide bus fare so more people can get to the food that is available and we have other initiatives in the works.
These fine people work with our dedicated gringo volunteers, many of whom have been working with us for years…and we all have fun, we are family.
We have had to change how we do things but not what we do. We still care for people and their futures.
And all of this is done in partnership with you, Cuenca Soup Kitchen Volunteers and Supporters, Hearts of Gold Foundation, Club Rotario Tomebamba, and many other Cuenca organizations.
Thanks to you, the many donors and volunteers, the Cuenca Soup Kitchen is still getting help and food to the people who need them.
Des Dizney, Bill O’Brien, and Smith
Cuenca Soup Kitchen Directors