June 1, 2019 -  VENEZUELA

In a five-month investigation of Venezuela by The New York Times, doctors at 21 public hospitals in 17 states across the country said that their emergency rooms were being overwhelmed by children with severe malnutrition, a condition they had rarely encountered before the economic crisis began. Hundreds have died.

This year WLM partnered with @bolsitasdeamor, a nonprofit which serves exclusively to help children in Venezuelan hospitals. Due the severity of the situation in Venezuela our bags also included food, baby formula and other vital necessities. We were able to safely ship 100 bags! WLM bags were filled and so were our hearts, thank you to everyone who helped us make this possible. Because of donors, volunteers, participants and caring community members we will continue to serve as helping hands for families in need.

May 9 - 13, 2018 - NICARAGUA

Nicaragua is the least developed country in Central America, and the second poorest in the Americas by nominal GDP. In Nicaragua, nearly one out of every two persons lives below the poverty line. Children are the first to suffer from this deplorable economic situation, all the more financial aid for families is rare and the amount of money is miniscule.

We visited the city of Chontales and the hospitals in the small towns within it. We got to deliver care bags to many young mothers of rural areas. Many of them had no beds and were in waiting areas but were still in happy spirits and extremely grateful for the bags. The smile on their faces and the sense that someone cared for them was priceless. Thank you to the people of Nicaragua who helped us, a huge THANK YOU to our donors. Without your donations we could not have made this possible and we are beyond grateful.

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