WEDNESDAY, APRIL 08, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – The entire globe is presently struggling to deal with the challenges and unprecedented disruptions that the present pandemic poses. Local non-government organizations (NGOs) and their daily operational capabilities have also been severely impacted. Last month, the Digicel Foundation sprang into action to lend support to the Living Waters Community.
The Living Waters Community was the recipient of TTD$18,000, donated by the Digicel Foundation to cover the expenses for food and hygiene supplies for one month. The funding will cover expenses at both The Home for the Aged in Siparia and The Lady of the Way-Side half way house in Port of Spain.
The Living Waters Community operates a coffee shop on Frederick Street, Port of Spain. The operations along with planned fundraising activities and other revenue generation opportunities have been closed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions. This has resulted in an unfortunate loss of income for the Living Waters Community and their charitable ministries, which also include a cancer hospice and a home for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
The NGO sought to make contact with corporate organizations in Trinidad and Tobago to assist the 400 vulnerable families that will be affected during this challenging time. The Digicel Foundation continues to provide support to the vulnerable communities as part of their global mandate to create a world where no one gets left behind.