Accomplishments in the time of Pandemic

The year 2020 started with Gota de Leche receiving vitamin donations from the Department of Health (DOH) for both children and moms. DOH gave boxes of zinc sulfates for the children and the peanut butter protein supplements for the mothers. Some of these have been donated to children and
mothers living in Mendez, Cavite and Tagaytay City, two of the areas affected by the Taal Volcano Eruption on January 12, 2021. Gota de Leche was able to send vitamins to the Rural Health Unit and the children living per barangay in Mendez, Cavite through their Project Associate, Ms. Chantal Balinbin, and Mendez Alliance Bantay Bayan (MABB) and the remaining vitamins were given to the current
beneficiaries of Gota de Leche.

Gota de Leche had the first Service Day of the year on February 27, 2021. The Regular Malnourished
beneficiaries have already graduated by December 2019, so Gota de Leche invited in the Children with
Disabilities (CWDs) and the Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs) for their monthly medical check-up
and a mini gathering. The beneficiaries have been served snacks donated by Starbucks Philippines while
waiting for their turn for the check-up. Their monthly assistance has also been given to them during the
medical check-up. A pack of assistance consists of milk, ricemeal packs (Mannapack), and their medicines. Dra Rebecca Imelda Maranan managed the medical check-up for both CWDs and PLWs.

As the lockdowns started a few weeks after the Service Day, Gota de Leche had to cease all
operations temporarily. However, our Managing Executive, Anna Leah Sarabia, continued to help by
giving food donations to the homeless and the medical frontliners all throughout the ECQ. Through her,
Gota de Leche was also able to give assistance to the families of the CWDs. They have been provided food assistance in the form of milk and ricemeal packs, and vitamins for the children.