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Welfare · 01:32

Casa Zulema

  • By Frances Laínez · Honduras, Americas

 

Casa Zulema

Main aim of the charity

Casa Zulema, shelters people (adults, teenagers and babies) who are HIV+, or are orphans product of the same illness and have been rejected by society or their families, people who have no hope or resources to obtain medicines for their illness. At Casa Zulema they receive support, care and a home to live and to get on their feet again.

How the employee got involved and why

At my church, Saint Dominique Savio, every month we help Casa Zulema, a place run by the nurse Laura Sánchez, she shelters the people that have been rejected by society or their family or are orphans due to AIDS, or cancer. They give support in any way they can, since the patients have no money or jobs, they help them get medicines for their illness and learn to live again.

What work does the employee do for charity?

Every month (first sunday of the month) we donate Pounds of Love, which are groceries (food, cleaning supplies) or basic personal needs (toothpaste, soap, diapers, toilet paper, etc), for the patients of Casa Zulema. This house is located near Valle de Angeles, sorrounded by the tranquility of a pine tree forest, which helps them to recover or have a peaceful stay.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

This will help their situation, since it is a non profit institution, they really need all the help they can get, to assist the people who need a lot of care and support. They have no help from the government, just from charities.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

Having the opportunity of helping this noble cause through our amazing company is priceless. Knowing that DHL will take part of helping my community will be wonderful. We have worked together with Techo, SOS Children Villages, among others and if DHL´s arms can reach Casa Zulema that would make a great difference.

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