The CESTA AMIGA project guarantees access to sustainable food for women survivors of gender-based violence and their families

 

 

 


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The Ana Bella Foundation, supported by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, has launched its CESTA AMIGA project to promote access to sustainable food, based on local and agroecological food, environmentally friendly and socially fair, to women survivors of gender-based violence and their families during confinement

The initiative promotes food empowerment, while supporting the sector of small local producers in Seville, Barcelona and Madrid. In the latter, Uber and United Way Foundation they have joined the initiative allowing the free distribution of the baskets through the collaboration of voluntary persons - in the case of United Way- and the donation of all the necessary travels for the distribution - by Uber.

 

Access to sustainable food during the Covid-19
According to the Ana Bella Foundation, 1 out of 10 men in Spain mistreat their partner and during the confinement this abuse is intensified and invisibilized. Only 1 out of 5 abused women asks for help in Spain and the State of Alarma has made a further barrier for victims to break the silence.

Because of the increased requests for help during confinement, the Ana Bella Foundation has intensified its Amiga Programme, in which women survivors of gender-based violence act as agents of change transformed the suffering experienced in experience and empathy to help the invisible victims, making them break the silence, bringing them to the resources for them to report and when they leave the shelters they support them to recover their lives, not as a grant.

Ana Bella Estévez, survivor and entrepreneur of Ashoka, as well as the promoter of the Ana Bella Foundation, was invited to participate in the Social Lab “La Mesa” promoted by the Daniel Foundation and Nina Carasso to bring sustainable food closer to women at risk of exclusion in our country. As a result of the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19, many of the surviving women accompanied by the Ana Bella Foundation were literally out of income by paralyzing the business activities where they worked. Women who had already overcome exclusion, who were not on social service lists and for whom aids were not coming or insufficient, so they needed immediate support to meet their basic needs.

This was how the CESTA AMIGA initiative arose, to cover the need for food and to turn women survivors into protagonists of their food empowerment by acting as agents of change in their homes by using fruits, legumes, fresh, seasonal, ecological and proximity vegetables, while reducing the consumption of ultra-processed products, collaborating in family health with a balanced diet and caring for the planet. Correo temporal gratis

The beneficiaries receive training on what is sustainable food and how they can be promoters of it, support in solving all kinds of problems arising from the crisis and accompaniment to achieve their employment integration.

CESTA AMIGA takes place in different Spanish cities in which the Fundación Ana Bella accompanies women: Seville, Barcelona and Madrid.

In Madrid the initiative comes thanks to the collaboration of the United Way Foundationwhich contributes and coordinates volunteers and Uberwhich has donated all the necessary trips to collect and carry the baskets for free every week.

The baskets are prepared by the Farmidable company, the first online B-Corp certified food distribution platform in Spain, which puts in contact with local producers with consumers in large cities generating a great positive impact and contributing to a sustainable model, the environment and the circular and local economy. The baskets include organic fruits, eggs and vegetables, as well as natural soaps.

With a strong commitment to diversity and support for the communities in which it operates, Uber has launched numerous initiatives during the COVID-19 crisis around the world, such as #Moveswhatmatter. In this context, it has carried out more than 10 million free trips at the global level, aimed at ensuring safe travel and food for health personnel, groups at risk of exclusion or in need. In Spain, 25,000 free trips and nearly 2,000 food baskets in different projects, to which we now add the collaboration with Carts Amigas.

During the pandemic, United Way Foundation has created the special campaign #unetealos queayudan with the aim of helping the most vulnerable in this health crisis. Its objective in the state of alarm phase has been to obtain funds and aids to support the various emergency measures that have put in place organizations with which it usually collaborates among which the Ana Bella Foundation is located. United Way Spain has mobilized companies and individuals to join the challenge and has managed to raise, to date, 193,000€ that have served to provide basic food and hygiene products to more than 8,800 people of the collectives most punished by this pandemic and to fight the digital divide by supporting minors and young people in situations of extreme vulnerability who have been able to advance in their studies through mentoring and the donation of 135 computers.

The CESTA AMIGA project guarantees access to sustainable food for women survivors of gender-based violence and their families

The CESTA AMIGA project guarantees access to sustainable food for women survivors of gender-based violence and their families

The Ana Bella Foundation, supported by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, has launched its CESTA AMIGA project to promote access to sustainable food, base

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2024-05-20

 

The CESTA AMIGA project guarantees access to sustainable food for women survivors of gender-based violence and their families
The CESTA AMIGA project guarantees access to sustainable food for women survivors of gender-based violence and their families

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