Waldir and his family received support from Save the Children through the program “Assistance for the well-being and inclusion of migrant and refugee families in Peru – Phase 3”. So far he has received four cash transfers. This aid has served to cover accommodation, food and internet connection expenses so that his daughter and son receive their virtual classes.
A new beginning
Waldir came to Peru from Venezuela in 2018. In conversation with his wife they saw that the most convenient thing was for him to come first and be able to learn about the situation in the country.
I traveled alone first. At first we simply came to explore the situation. Here I met my brother-in-law and i started working at the company where he was working to see how it was. Six months later I came with my father and mother in-law and my children.
Waldir was evaluated by Save the Children and has received four cash transfers so far. This aid has served to cover accommodation, food and internet connection expenses so that their children receive their virtual classes.
I got to know Save the Children through a friend who sent me the link of their website, she told me that it was an organization that could help everyone. Thank God I received help and it has helped me in the housing part and in the purchase of food.
Waldir has also attended zoom meetings in order to strengthen his knowledge about nutrition, how to balance food for a better combination between proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins, and thus be able to have a better diet.
I was able to get very nutritious foods, such as quinoa, which is a product that I did not know, but that my children have liked so far and continue to like it.
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About the project
The project “Assistance for the well-being and inclusion of migrant and refugee families in Peru” has been implemented by Save the Children with support from the USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA /USAID). This intervention aims to provide humanitarian assistance to Venezuelan families who were forced to leave their country due to the serious economic crisis. The cornerstones of the project are: protection through psychosocial support; nutrition and health; livelihoods through the strengthening of skills to start a business or access a job; as well as humanitarian aid to cover the family’s minimum expenses for food, shelter, and clothing.