Jireh works with children and adolescents who have been victims of violence and aims to provide children and families a safe place to find restoration physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The centre helps provide support, counselling, and teaches valuable life skills. Support this project with financial contributions and prayer.
The Jireh project is in the south of Cochabamba, where most of its inhabitants are immigrants from the interior of the country (La Paz, Potosí, and Oruro). Poverty runs high with a lack of employment opportunities, and violence runs throughout the region. These rates of violence are the effect of family disintegration, the absence of parental figures, and the degradation of women in society. As a result of below-average national minimum wages, children struggle with malnutrition, desertion from school, overcrowding, and dysfunctional families. Currently, unemployment has increased due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving more families exposed to extreme poverty. Through Sinai Church, the project helps provide space utilized by vulnerable families, like classrooms, a kitchen, bathrooms, and a sports field.
The family also received support in construction materials such as plaster and cement for the renovation of their home, thus avoiding the proliferation of the vinchuca in their home due to Chagas disease. Through the project, a small garden was also provided to improve the family’s diet, which Damiana uses to supplement her goat raising.