Bolivia – "Damas Salesianas" show their love for humanity

05 July 2021

(ANS - Cochabamba) - The Association of "Damas Salesianas" (ADS) of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in collaboration with other volunteers inspired by their Catholic faith, has launched a campaign to collect the tools necessary for the containment of Covid-19, such as oximeters, nebulizers and thermometers. "Our objective is to help as many people as possible," explained Ms Sylvia Padilla de Porro, Vice President of ADS in Bolivia.

The initiative was born thanks to the contact between the National Council of ADS and Sister Asun Moreo, who worked with Covid-19 patients. ADS thus decided to commit itself to serving people who are going through moments of fear, pain and anguish due to this disease. The solidarity campaign consists in receiving donations of nebulizers, oximeters or even cash to buy medical-health instruments and devices, with which to then help those affected by the coronavirus and prevent the spread of other infections.

The "Association of Damas Salesianas" was founded in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1968, by Fr Miguel González. It is a non-profit organization, made up of Catholic women of different origins, ages and cultures, united by a vocation to service in the Salesian spirit and an effective dynamism, who voluntarily dedicate their efforts to the most needy population.

With almost 450,000 people infected and 17,000 victims in the Country, and a situation that invites everyone to not lower their guard, although the contagion curve has been decreasing slightly in recent days, the "Damas Salesianas" invite the population to join this campaign of solidarity with those most in need. "Today we have the opportunity to show our love for humanity by contributing through serious institutions, where you will find an account of your donations," continues Ms Sylvia Padilla de Porro.

She adds, in conclusion: "There is no greater satisfaction than relieving the pain of others."


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