Maestro Cares Foundation partnered with Fundación Inspria to build a four story temporary pediatric familty home that will house child patients from low-income backgrounds suffering from cancer and other servere illnesses while they receive the treatment they need in Lima.
These children and their families come from rural areas of Peru, where in most occasions there are no children's hospitals. Therefore, they must leave their homes and travel to the capital in order to receive the care they need. Most of the time, the parents have nowhere to stay in the city and must deal with this added concern. This facility will provide 60 children and their mothers with a home, a safe space and a community while they receive their treatments.
Fundación Inspira is a Peruvian organization founded and led by Doctor and 2018 CNN Hero Ricardo Pun Chong. The foundation strives to help kids continue their medical treatment despite their economic background. They provide housing for children with illnesses such as cancer, cerebral palsy, and cardiac problems. In 12 years they have served over 900 families.
The project has entered phase II which will complete the home. Phase I built the skeleton of the 4-story building. Phase II will finish the 11 bedrooms with bathrooms, the parking lot, garden, dining hall, kitchen area and rehab therapy room. The second phase will also add all the finishes to the building including doors, windows, handles and other construction finishes.
Phase II is expected to be completed by December 2022.
There are 1.12 physicians per 1,000 people and 1.5 hospital beds per 1,000 individuals.
Source: World Health Organization