Donate to Help Our Farmers in Peru Recover from the Devastating Floods
Peru is suffering from its worst flooding in decades. Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless and over 70 people have died. In the major city of Trujillo, residents have been stranded without power, internet, and even drinking water. The worst is probably yet to come, as torrential rains continue to fall. This environmental crisis is especially difficult for small-scale farmers, including the hundreds of farmers that Fairtrasa works with in the regions around Trujillo and Piura. Many have lost their houses, farm infrastructure, and crops. Some have lost their entire farms. Bridges and other local infrastructure have collapsed, making it impossible for remote farmers to export their products for the foreseeable future. Many farmers cannot assess the damages because their farms are still under water. Fairtrasa Peru and Fairtrasa International are doing everything we can to help our partner farmers and their communities during this crisis. But we need as much help as we can get. Since you have supported Fairtrasa so much in the past, we're asking you, once again, to please help our farmers. Specifically, we are seeking contributions to a Fairtrasa emergency fund that will 1) provide emergency relief supplies such as food and drinking water to our farmers and 2) assist our farmers with the reconstruction of their homes. Below, the easy-to-use PayPal Donation button allows you to contribute to our farmers' recovery efforts using a credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal account. Thank you for your continued support of our farmers!
*Fairtrasa is registered as a for-profit social enterprise so these donations are not tax-deductible. If you feel more comfortable donating directly to a non-profit organization, please contact the Peruvian Red Cross.You can donate directly using this URL: www.ammado.com/community/193613   Read more about the floods at Huffington Post and at BBC.com.