On August 12, 2016 at 9:57 p.m., a devastating earthquake struck the town of Ichupampa destroying 80% of the buildings including a community kitchen – the only source of hot meals for many elderly residents and young school children. Quechua Benefit and the Ichupampa Mayor, Rocio Paricela, identified the kitchen as the priority to assist rebuilding since all other city funds had been diverted to restoring water, sewer, and electricity.
Your generous hearts and donations have rebuilt the Ichupampa community kitchen.
Because of you, we were able to raise the needed funds in two months and reopen the kitchen in a brand new building on March 27th, just over seven months after the earthquake.
The newly inaugurated Madre Antonia Community Kitchen will provide a minimum of 108,000 hot meals a year. Nearly the entire community came out for the dedication ceremony.
Each and every citizen of Ichupampa sends their love and thanks. We are extremely grateful for your efforts to make this possible and bring back a source of stability for the Ichupampa Community.