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Raised by 1,345 people in 14 days
Lali Luque  00018, US
As you may know, Peru's actual weather forecast indicates showers for days which have been causing flooding in several rural and urban areas. Mudslides "huaycos" have affected several towns and cities mainly affecting poor areas. Towns within the north and central coast of Peru are the most affected, more than 62,642 lives have been affected by this natural disaster. NGO's Meraki Peru with expertise in disaster relief are constantly sending volunteers to provide humanitarian relief and support with donations, health workers and public health impact analysts. Highways are flooded and closed due to impact, several towns have become isolated which is why the logistics are complicated. We pledge for your support so we can get to the most affected places and acquire the adequate gear and provisions.

Thank you!

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Dear All,

This is Dr Laura Luque, acting Medical Director for Meraki Peru NGO. We are currently delayed answering emails and Facebook inboxes.

We really appreciate your concern and understand any trust issues that may have risen from the campaign. Just to clarify what we do; we have been working for more than a year fundraising, helping other NGOs, coordinating medical campaigns and attending several emergency issues. I am attaching, through one of our updates, the copy of our Tax ID, Legal Name and registered NGO so people understand that this is a trustable site.

Our new website is currently being created, we hope to launch on the next 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately due that, we only have our facebook fan page and not an specific "profile", gofundme neither allowed Meraki to create the campaign under their legal name, reason why we had to do it through one of our Director's personal accounts. As we have nothing to hide, I accepted to go forward with my own profile.

If you have any doubts please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to clarify your doubts and guide you through any process. We invite you to visit our Facebook Fan Page through the following link https://www.facebook.com/ongmerakiperu/ in order to share our experiences and advances!

Please be patient as our team is working prioritizing the most affected.

Many thanks to all for your support!

Best regards,

Laura Luque 
Medical Director - Meraki Peru NGO
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Update 9
Posted by Lali Luque
6 days ago
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Between donations and everything we managed to buy, we gathered 20 tons of goods for those in need!

We have been filling the first plane with our team and goods since 7:30am and the team is ready to leave at 12pm for Piura. Our first team is currently waiting for better weather in las Palmas we will soon be there .

We also aim to rent a few motorbombs to pull out water from the isolated and most devastating places.

Thank you for your support: next stops coming out soon!

#Meraki Action
Las Palmas, Armed Forces Airport
Last Truck to leave to las palmas
Family Packs
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Update 8
Posted by Lali Luque
8 days ago
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#PERUNEEDSYOU
*We have managed to recruit 10 tons of food, water, medications, clothing, boots and other hygiene essentials to cover the department of piura.
Our team is leaving Lima on Thursday to attend the most abandoned areas surrounding the rural areas of Piura which have not yet received any support.
Help us make more missions like this possible!


En un día nuestra brigada médica viajará a Piura junto con un grupo de voluntarios llevando 4 toneladas de agua, 1 tonelada de medicamentos, 3 toneladas de comida, 1 tonelada de ropa y colchones para distribuirlos entre las zonas más remotas donde aún no ha llegado el apoyo.
Gracias a los voluntarios de #AyudaaPiura hemos organizado un grupo de voluntarios que se encargará de repartir las donaciones a las zonas más alejadas donde nuestra brigada cubrirá también las necesidades médicas apoyando la gestión actual de ESSALUD en Piura y pueblos aledaños aún abandonados. Gracias también al apoyo de Procter & Gamble Peru y Suiza Lab​ por equiparnos y permitir que esto sea posible.
Actualmente, nuestros voluntarios continúan trabajando desde tempranas horas organizando las donaciones en nuestro punto de acopio principal, gracias a Papa John's Pizza por el almuerzo/comida y a Krispy Kreme Perú por los donuts que sacaron a muchos del cansancio. Estamos consolidando 10 toneladas de donaciones y compras mediante 3 tipos de packs: Familia, comida de Emergencia y Pack de bebé, los cuales llevaremos a a Piura este Jueves 23 de Marzo gracias al apoyo de la Fuerza Aérea del Perú.
Queremos agradecer a Casa Andina Classic Piura y Hoteles Costa del Sol por su apoyo incondicional en esta campaña.
Esto es sólo el comienzo, Piura allá vamos!
#MerakiPeru #AyudaaPiura #SaludparaTodos #CreandoConcienciaenSalud #UNASOLAFUERZA
MERAKI: NOS VAMOS A PIURA #10tons
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Update 7
Posted by Lali Luque
11 days ago
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El día de mañana estaremos realizando campaña médica, de donación y de rescate en Mala.

La fuerza de la naturaleza ha dejado inhabilitada la bomba de la compañía de bomberos de la zona como se muestran en las fotos. Algunas familias lo han perdido todo, por lo que estaremos recibiendo donaciones de: (i) agua; (ii) víveres no perecibles; (iii) medicinas; (iv) repelentes; (v) bloqueadores; (vi) utensilios de higiene, entre otros afines.

Dónde donar? En nuestro punto de acopio en Miraflores: Calle Manco Capac 165. Atención Allison Stewart o dejar en portería (de 8am a 8pm de lunes a domingo).

Muchas gracias por su apoyo!! Vamos a seguir trabajando para atender a nuestros hermanos afectados y levantar al país.

#MerakiPerú #SaludParaTodos #AyudemosAAyudar !
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Update 6
Posted by Lali Luque
11 days ago
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Our first medical brigade assisted a couple of isolated towns southern of Lima. We have tried to do our best and managed to fully equipped 2 medical centers with basic medications, oral and IV rehydration supplies.
We are not yet in 1% but we are going ro continue working daily. 2 teams will leave tomorrow to Chosica and Southern Lima.

Our emergency brigade saved several lives today, unfortunately we had some losses and we all suffer the pain together with families of the affected.
We thank we are alive and well and hoping to do a little bit more daily.

Due to the recent reporta regarding Cholera and Dengue we will be assigning a large amount of donations for oral and IV rehydration fluids as well as Larvicides and water purification provisions for those in risk.

We can do this together! Thank you for your trust and patience, we will keep you posted!


Dear all: This is Dr Laura Luque, acting Medical Director for Meraki NGO. We are currently delayed answering emails and Facebook inboxes. We really appreciate your concern and understand any trust issues that may have risen from the campaign. Just to clarify what we do; we have been working for more than a year fundraising, helping other NGOs, coordinating medical campaigns and attending several emergency issues. I am attaching the copy of our Tax ID, Legal Name and registered NGO so people understand that this IS a trustable site.
Our new website is currently being created, we hope to launch on the next 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately due that facebook only allows an NGO to be a fan page and not a "profile", gofundme did not allow Meraki to create the campaign so we had to do it through one of our personal accounts. We have nothing to hide so I accepted to go forward with mine. If you have any doubts please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to clarify your doubts and guide you through any process. Please be patient as our team is working prioritizing the most affected.

I am attaching the copy of our RUC and registered NGO so people understand that this IS a trustable site. Unfortunately due that facebook only allows an NGO to be a fan page and not a "profile" , go fundme did not allow Meraki to create the campaign so we had to do it thru one of our personal accounts. We have nothing to hide so I accepted to go forward with mine. If you have any doubts please feel free to contact us we will be more than happy to clarify your doubts and guide you thru any process. Please be patient as our team is working prioritizing the most affected.

Thank you
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