The constant rains in the country have caused overflows and floods in different areas of the Pacific, among them is the municipality of Juradó, located in Chocó, which recently presented serious floods affecting its access roads, homes and food supply.
Due to the overflow of river sources, the inhabitants of the Juradó Los Marlín Community Council, belonging to the COCOMAN FRONTERA REDD+ project, presented losses of belongings, clothing and, above all, crops, essential for the food security of more than 200 people.
For this reason, and in order to support the communities that are custodians of Colombian forests, BIOFIX made a donation of 250 markets with basic food baskets for 250 families of the Juradó Los Marlín Mayor Community Council, under the leadership of their Representative Legal, who made the delivery effective.
“We are happy to be delivering these food kits donated by BIOFIX, due to the winter wave that occurred in our municipality and caused flooding where there were losses of many of our crops, animals and other belongings. We have received this feeding kit with great joy because it helps us solve part of the problem that is being presented to us and we hope that with the COCOMAN FRONTERA REDD+ project we continue to solve the problems of our community”, affirms Felipa Murillo, legal representative of the Greater Community Council of Juradó Los Marlín.
For the affected families, BIOFIX's support came at the right time since the winter wave has left serious consequences for those affected.
“From the municipality of Juradó we are very grateful to BIOFIX for this help that it gave us due to the winter wave. We appreciate all your work and that you continue to accompany us at this time when we need you the most," says Esmeralda Gutiérrez, a member of the Community Council.
“We thank BIOFIX for having sent these markets to the municipality of Juradó. People have received them with great satisfaction because there was a flood and people lost almost all their crops. These markets have helped us to mitigate many needs that are experienced when there is a winter wave," he says. Edison Mena Perea, resident of the Community Council.
At BIOFIX we remain committed to supporting differentiated ethnic communities in order to promote their development and social and economic stability.