Changes for the Food Bank

REMEMBER: Calle 23 x 24 y 14 y 12.  About 3 blocks east from the park and 3 blocks from calle 19. 2 storey house with food bank poster.  2nd Floor: Las Mujeres de Chicxulub.  Feb.22nd we held our first bazaar and will do so every Monday with help. Carmita did a mission visit this month to Ixil nursing home.  The weather has been cool so decided to take warm clothes to the residents....

Special Request

This request comes from Kitty, who has been involved with several successful projects, most recently CAPP program. Luis’ son & daughter-in-law were here yesterday with some good news for a change.  He was discharged from the hospital on the 14th and is now in an a/c bedroom in his daughter’s home in Progreso. Marijose is unmarried, has no kids, and works only seasonally in fish processing so she is in a position to take care of Luis while he recovers, although it will take at least 6-8 months during which time he obviously can’t work (no sun or outdoors either) and he will need “skin washings” every few days by a professional nurse who will come to the house.  At present, 80% of the first layer of skin has already regenerated and his long-term prognosis is very good according to his doctors.The family borrowed the money to pay the hospital bills and honorarios so the house is safe from seizure and there’s no mortgage on it.  The damage was substantial as part of the roof was blown off as well as several sections of wall.  There’s no electricity or water either so repairs will be substantial down the road (they have not looked into this yet).  The total debt at the moment for medical expenses is just under NP300,000  (US$15,000 or Can$20,000) which doesn’t include home nursing care for the next several months.So…that’s the latest update and below are 2 photos of Luis post-accident and his lovely family.  Standing from left to right are Luz Marie, Luis and Marijose.  Seated is his son, Dario, holding his 2 girls, Gisella...

FYI

Joe Friday’s “Just the facts, mam!” (For those who remember Dragnet)  Your COVID Update February 28th Running out of space on my original charts, so here are the facts to date IN BRIEF – Progreso Beaches      Increase since January 1st -1,094 (now 3,085) Merida                        Increase since January 1st – 20,865 (now 70,598) Yucatan                      Increase since January 1st – 31,337 (now 109,227) Suspected Cases        Increase since January 1st – 42,969 (now 256,773) Deaths                        Increase since January 1st – 342 (now 6,877) The state of Yucatan is now GREEN!! This is still not the time to let your guard down! Wear those KN95 masks or better. CLOTH MASKS are of no use against OMICRON. Practise social distancing and avoid crowded places!!—Reg Deneau COVID case numbers see ‘drastic reduction’ across the country. Seven-day average for new case numbers is down 12%. Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2022The average number of new coronavirus infections reported each day in Mexico has decreased by more than 20,000 over the last three weeks, according to the Reuters COVID-19 tracker. The seven-day average for daily case numbers was 16,817 after 18,309 new infections were reported Tuesday. That’s a 12% decline compared to a week earlier, a 35% reduction compared to February 8 and a 54% drop compared to the start of February. January was the worst month of the pandemic for new cases with over 960,000 recorded as the highly contagious omicron strain spread rapidly. Mexico’s accumulated case tally is currently 5.43 million, of which 62,404 infections are estimated to be active.HEALTHMexico already has booster vaccines for the whole year and for the entire population. MEXICO.– Mexico already has booster vaccines for the...

Changes for the Chicxulub Food Bank

The major changes affect all of us.. Yesterday during the January dispensa Carmita and I had several serious discussions.  For all of you who have been with us since the beginning, 2005 and those have joined us along the way like the rest of the world, things are changing a lot.  As of next month the cost per dispensa will be increased from 10 pesos to 15 pesos per month per month per family. Cost of dispensaFrom 2005 and until November 2013 the dispensa was given free to our clients.  Following lengthy discussions it was decided that we would begin to ask each family  to pay a symbolic amount of 10 pesos for each dispensa.  It is now 2021 and there is again a need to increase the symbolic cost to 15 pesos for each dispensa.  This will be impleneted next month and the residents have been advised.Change in our familiesOver the past year I have finally understood Carmita’s thinking about accepting widows.  The rationale is that once a couple becomes a widow (only familes) their income stops.  That means widows who don’t have a concerned and capable family does without.  Really hard to grasp this concept when it is out of our norm. As of the next fiscal new year which begins November 2122 a donation of 75$ to 85$ will be requested January 2022__________________________ Food Order Product# product2022-Jan20052005Frijoles 1K410=410/35=126.57Arroz 1K375375/35=10.175.16Azucar 450G430430/35=12.283.57Acetite 500M458458/35=13.015.44Sal 450G228228/35=6.52?Leche polvo 2 litros860860/35=24.5811/BAGSopa pasta 250 G9797/35=2771.66Galletas 200G148148/35=4.223.18Detergeant 500228228/35=135.26TOTAL Dispensa...

January 2022 Dispensa

It was a fresh morning for the folks coming in for their dispensas.  Everyone was smiling and happy for the extra soup donated by Gordon.  Colleen, a new volunteer from Kingston was present to see the comings and goings of...