The Falkland Islands Government has confirmed that, as part of its efforts to contribute to the worldwide Coronavirus relief response, it has made a donation of £5,000 to Centro de Promoción por la Dignidad Humana (CEPRODIH), based in Uruguay.
CEPRODIH is a not-for-profit association, founded in Montevideo in 1998, which assists vulnerable people in situations where they are at risk of harm, particularly women and children. It aims to help counteract the direct impact of factors including unemployment, domestic violence and addiction, on people’s living circumstances. Their main objective is to generate genuine opportunities whereby families can sustain themselves with dignity and autonomy.
MLA Barry Elsby, Deputy Chair of the Legislative Assembly, said of the donation: “During the COVID-19 pandemic we have increased our support for charities both at home and overseas. The Falkland Islands has close connections with Uruguay, which is why we wanted to provide assistance to our friends as the effects of the Coronavirus continue.
“CEPRODIH was a natural choice for our donation as it has an excellent track record in supporting people to overcome social and economic obstacles – problems which are only exacerbated during such a challenging time. We hope our contribution can help CEPRODIH to keep making such an important difference to so many people’s lives both now and in the future.”