Ongoing Flood Relief in Paraguay
After immediate needs are met, victims of disasters are not forgotten. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) remains committed to the important rebuilding of homes and lives that must happen, often long after a disaster occurs. Through Major Catastrophe Grants, LCIF helps with long-term reconstruction projects to help victims begin to return to their lives and regain their independence.
Part of what makes LCIF disaster relief so unique is that it continues for as long as it is needed. LCIF provided a US$200,000 Major Catastrophe grant for relief in the wake of devastating floods that struck Paraguay in December 2015/January 2016. Now, a year and a half later, relief work is still ongoing. Lions and LCIF are still there, supporting communities as they rebuild.
Local Lions recently finished repairs on 5 primary schools that were destroyed by flood waters. Because of this important work, 1,725 students have been able to return to school.