Emergency Aid in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic in Nuquí, Chocó

Donor: Tamarin Foundation
Local Ally: Fundación MarViva
Beneficiaries: 884 individuals
Location: Nuquí, Chocó

Fundación MarViva is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. They hope to create an institutional change in order to maximize the effectiveness of regulations, strategies, and plans for the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans and the coastal areas. As part of their initiatives, they have targeted coastal afro-descendent communities in Chocó, where they hope to improve the quality of life of these individuals by promoting rural tourism as a productive income-generating alternative that is both sustainable and healthier for the environment. 

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the population of Chocó has had a hard time in the eco-tourism industry as many countries sought to quarantine their citizens and international travel nearly came to a halt. In light of these events, Fundación MarViva decided to provide emergency food assistance for 211 families affected by poverty in seven different neighborhoods: Nuquí, Coquí, Joví, Tribugá, Arusí, Panguí, and Juribirá.