After many months of planning, with support of the Missionary Development Program in Cuba, the church of El Buen Pastor in the community of Guira de Macurijes opened their Lavandaria (Laundry Initiative) last year. In an economic environment where laundry detergent is hard to come by, and where the elderly are most susceptible to illness and poor health, the leaders of the program (Dulce Maria Ibanez and Marta Acosta) serve a community of 25 senior citizens, providing laundry services 3 days a week. They are working tirelessly and creatively to meet the specific needs of their community - all with an annual budget of only $570USD/year.
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