The MCP funds are ordinarily used to support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in their schools, after-school programs, parish work, detention ministry, and in sites where social and psychological services are provided in poor neighborhood communities in Peru. However, with the pandemic, most of these ministries are on hold.
The following are ways on how MCP funds will be used by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Peru. More groceries would be purchased so that they could be given to families without food and also groceries would be given to a group of women who cook meals for the hungry and homeless. More food vouchers could be given to families living out in the fields with no work and no food. Families who have a member of the family with Covid would be able to receive funds from the Sisters of St. Joseph to help with the medical expenses for Covid testing (testing is not free), medicines, shots, doctors’ appointments, and transportation for medical services. Since hospitals are filled to capacity, some persons with Covid are not in hospitals and they need oxygen to live. The price of oxygen tanks ranges from $1,428 to $1,714 and it is $143 to refill the tank with oxygen. Some cannot afford the expenses and with donations, the sisters could help families refill the oxygen tanks. Also, many are dying for lack of funds for oxygen. The sisters would be able to help more with funeral expenses with donations. Moreover, there has been a great influx of refugees to Peru from Venezuela and many of these refugee families need many basic necessities. The Sisters of St. Joseph have collaborated with other religious groups to help these refugees. With more donations, more could be done to provide for the basic needs of these refugees.
For more information about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, please visit their website at csjcarondelet.org.
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