HELP THE COMMUNITIES
MOST AFFECTED BY COVID-19 IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Covid-19 has put us through unprecedented health and social challenges.
For this reason, we would like to encourage donations to selected projects that are fighting the consequences of the pandemic in the countries where we operate – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
If you prefer, you can donate to us – all amounts Sinergia Animal receives online through this page by the end of June will be reverted to these projects.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECTS
WE ARE SUPPORTING
The group ‘Amigues por las Calles’ (Friends on the streets) goes through the streets of the Caballito neighborhood, in Buenos Aires, every Thursday, delivering vegetables and fruit juices to people who are socially vulnerable. The idea is that doing so helps these people by providing them with all the necessary nutrients for a complete dinner. They also give away donations of clothing and hygiene items. The group is an initiative of friends and relies exclusively on donations to continue its important work, especially now that homeless and low-income people are even more vulnerable.
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Volunteers from the Instituto Embarque de Paraisópolis and the popular "SAT preparation course" Carolina de Jesus created a campaign to help their local community’s women whose professional activities have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The goal is to raise funds to support the basic needs of families sustained by informal women workers who have had their sources of income severely affected lately.
La Olla Vegana Popular (The Popular Vegan Cooking Pot) is a collective that advocates for popular alimentation, veganism, food sovereignty, and anti-speciesist feminism. They are currently associated with the feminist collectives of Bogotá to raise funds and help people that are most affected by the isolation measures. So far, they have delivered 320 kits of basic food items to sex workers, recycler women, indigenous communities, or people with disabilities, and they rely on donations to keep supporting the most vulnerable populations and neighborhoods.
More than 150 animals live in the sanctuary El Rinconcito, in the city of Laprida, close to Buenos Aires. Birds, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, and a bull named Homero started calling El Rinconcito a home two years ago, and the caretaker Fernanda dedicates her life to taking care of them.
Needless to say, things got even more complicated when Covid-19 emerged, as many of the fundraising strategies were hindered by the lockdown: "it's a daily struggle, one day without resources means we'll have lack of food for them".
VECINOS JAYME EYZAGUIRRE
The neighborhood council in Chile is usually a space where the community gets together for activities or discussions of strategies to improve the lives and livelihoods of its residents. With the Covid-19 crisis, they are concentrating on carrying out campaigns to help people who are experiencing serious economic problems and the elderly who cannot take care of themselves.
They provide clothing, food, medicine, and other items that are necessary for the people who need them most in their community.
In this time of Covid-19 crisis, the Thai Voluntary Service is focusing its efforts on helping people who live in areas of insurgency in Southern Thailand, where there is a high rate of infection, an influx of Malaysian immigrants, many low-income, bed-ridden patients in both Bangkok and rural areas, and informal people who are out of work and have no income.
The service provides them with food, medicine, masks, disinfectant alcohol, and personal sanitary products.
Ação da Cidadania is an NGO founded by the acclaimed sociologist Herbert de Souza, and is a national reference in Brazil when it comes to social service and food distribution to those in need.
Since last December and today, the organization has worked for Natal Sem Fome (Christmas Without Hunger), desastres das chuvas (when serious storms flooded cities around Brazil). It has also responded to the Covid-19 crisis by distributing more than eight million meals in several states of the country.
The Fundación Gente de la Calle (People of the Streets Foundation) helps, directly and permanently, more than 250 people between 19 and 82 years old each month. Their goal is to offer work programs and help provide people their housing needs, food, medicine, and other services the homeless population so desperately needs.
Needless to say, this population, usually in the margins of society, is going through an even more distressing situation with the emergence of Covid-19.
Dapur Solidaritas Yogyakarta (Kitchen Solidarity Yogyakarta) is a collective solidarity movement that, supplied by local farmers who lost their land to iron-mining companies in a land-grabbing conflict years ago, is delivering free meals in Yogyakarta Province during the pandemic.
They started working in one kitchen that covered one area, but after only two weeks, this very popular and decentralized initiative has grown to 12 kitchens that cover 12 areas in Jogja.