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  As in the rest of the world, families in Ecuador are having to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistics about how it is affecting Ecuador seem to be wildly inaccurate, as although some 500 deaths were reported officially during March and the first half of April, there have been some 11,000 extra deaths in Guayas province alone. 

The country's largest city has had bodies on the streets with no one to collect them, and hospitals were very quickly overwhelmed. 

In Santo Domingo, where Project Ecuador works, there are not nearly so many cases yet. However, people are under a strict curfew and only one household member can leave the house once a week, according to their ID card number, in order to shop. People live from hand to mouth. They cannot work, so have no money to buy food. Food prices have already risen considerably. 

This is why we are supporting the most vulnerable with food parcels. £30 can buy food to help a small family unit for a week. Your donations can make a real difference. Even a small donation goes a long way. 

You can donate via our bank account, or virgin giving.

Thank you so much, and stay safe and well.