Chile is celebrating the rescue of the 33 trapped miners from the San JosÈ mine, and CFCA is rejoicing with them! We received the following report from Luis Olivares, who works for CFCA in Valparaiso, Chile.
ìWith respect to the rescue of the miners, the truth is that we are first of all sleepy because last night we slept fitfully some three hours because we were watching the wonder of the birth of the miners from the womb of Mother Earth.
Valparaiso, Chile, home of CFCAís Chile project.
ìWe have been very anxious in these past two months, learning about this tragedy that has struck our brother miners.
ìIn Chile, tragedy is something regular because of the earthquake and the tsunami (in the south of the country) this year, which still have consequences in that part of the country. There is still much rebuilding that remains, especially for those who experienced severe damage.
ìLater came the hunger strike by the Mapuche Indians in the south, which affected us very much. That ended, but they still have not seen the results they negotiated with the government.
ìLater came the collapse of the San Jose mine (in the north), with 33 miners trapped, and their rescue.
ìThis year has been a hard one for us as a CFCA project because we lost one of our offices (in the earthquake), the location that housed the meal program for aging members.
ìWe are crowded together with our computers and our printers in bad shape because they were damaged in the earthquake.
ìIn any case, we believe, wish for and know that we can move on as a country and as the CFCA project in Valparaiso.
ìIn spite of everything, we never stopped working with our sponsored members and their families and we will continue working with them, more united than ever.
ìIn Chilean: ìEstamos m·s aperrados que nunca,î or ìWe are more determined than ever!î
ìWe wish to be loyal to the legacy of the miners for their sacrifice and heroism, which we want to adopt and reflect in our daily work to benefit the sponsored members and their families.î