“The creativity and compassion that was apparent in our partner’s response to the pandemic has been unbelievable.”
—Gordon Price, co-chair of Heart-Links’ Peru Projects Committee
Heart-Links volunteers, donors, partners and guests connected via Zoom last Sunday for our 2021 annual general meeting, a moving and meaningful hour filled with gratitude and pride but also grief.
There’s no denying 2020 was a very difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic caused and continues to cause great suffering in Peru. That’s why the work Heart-Links’ partners carry out with your help is so important.
Your donations helped fund 13 projects in Peru totalling just over $99,000:
- 31% on literacy and education
- 23% on leadership
- 19% on gender equality
- 14% on the environment
- 13% on Covid19-specific help
Your support allowed us to continue to fund our partners’ essential ongoing projects, but you went above and beyond this past year, responding to the increased needs the pandemic had caused as well.
Below, Gordon Price describes how both Heart-Links and our partners responded and adapted despite the immense uncertainty and hardships of the past year. All of us remain committed to improving the lives of people in northern Peru and to building a more just and equitable world.
Throughout June, we will be sharing highlights of last Sunday’s meeting. Next up: words and images from Latidos director, Flor Reaño Segura.