Equity for Children and A Chance in Life is continuing its efforts to produce, In First Person, a series of video testimonials that aim to voice the perils of the pandemic from the perspective of Latin American families living in poverty.
Leidy and her three children live in a small house in a dangerous neighborhood in Cúcuta, Colombia. Amid the cacophony of her neighborhood, Leidy talks frankly about the challenges of losing her job and needing to keep her three daughters at home because of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Watch the video to learn more about how Leidy and her family are dealing with these difficult changes in Cúcuta.
A Chance In Life has sent urgent food relief to at-risk families like Leidy’s in Cúcuta. Located on the Venezuelan border, Cúcuta’s health and social services have been strained in recent years as millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants fled to Colombia to escape the socio-economic instability and ongoing humanitarian crisis of their homeland. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded an already difficult situation for refugees and migrants from Venezuela and the cities that have taken them in.