Emma Rojas, Salomon Klein’s longtime director, reports that Bolivia has put forth very strict measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, including a provision that people can only leave their homes one day per week, and only for essential reasons such as buying food and medicine. Emma said that this has made it impossible for many staff to get to Salomon Klein to take care of the children. As a result, Emma is now living full time at the orphanage and she is working around the clock with a shorthanded crew of caretakers and other professionals.
Emma further reports that there are many new economic needs for them right now. Because of a shortage of essential supplies, including food, diapers, wipes, medications, and sanitizing products, the orphanage is spending more money than usual for these scarce materials. Furthermore, Emma had to hire private transportation to get the caretakers to work and so that she and her staff can search farther and wider for the supplies they need for the children.
In light of this worldwide crisis that is also affecting the children’s well-being at Salomon Klein, your donations are more important than ever. There is so much need in so many places right now, and if you would like to include the kids at Salomon Klein in the many ways you are making a difference, please contribute what you can today.
Thank you on behalf of Mama Emma, the staff, and the more than 150 children at Salomon Klein.