I am Persistent Patry, first of all I want to really thank Peacebuilding en Las Américas – Friends Peace Teams, and especially Initiative Coordinator Monica Maher, who has been extremely diligent in her work and for all the support she gives us continuously to work for Peace in Latin America. This PAN/PAV Peace Baskets project has been a valuable opportunity for us to get closer to the reality that our people are living. People are affected by the different pandemics here including violence, Covid, displacement, unemployment, among others. As AVPers (PAVISTAS), we approach this reality with sensitivity and solidarity while being bridges to make it possible for the material bread and the bread of the word to be signs and instruments of hope.
Several displaced and refugee families have benefited from this project, the expressions of gratitude and joy they expressed upon receiving the baskets were very diverse. Some even had gestures of surprise and solidarity by sharing part of their basket with other people as well.
These families benefited from having small children and / or elderly and sick people.
We hope there can be a second round to help families from other sectors, which are also vulnerable and needy in every way.
May God repay you and multiply your goodness and generosity.