Project Size: $50,000
In August of 2007, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit the central coast of Peru, resulting in widespread destruction and loss of life. Access to the affected areas became difficult, if not impossible. The WRF worked with representatives to coordinate medium-term relief efforts with the local government. Special emphasis was placed on providing shelter for the homeless and distributing food and clean water supplies. Due to the size of this project, NAK karitativ committed to fund this project jointly with the WRF.
The WRF set up food & water distribution centers in various buildings of the New Apostolic Church Peru in the affected areas, and funded the purchase of staple foods and bottled water for six months after the earthquake. Tents were purchased to allow for shelter during bad weather. With increasing accessibility and full-scale governmental support in the affected areas, WRF concluded this project in March of 2008.