The Coronavirus has been hard-hitting to families in Panama that already struggle on a daily basis and luckily local charities are stepping in to help. Most just need financial donations as they are buying food packages and distributing them to local families. This post will continue to be updated so please send an email to hola@pty.life with full details on any other charities stepping up during this difficult time.


Localinpty Kids

Victor Peretz is one of the organizers of Localinpty Kids, a program that organizes English classes and activities in Panama City’s El Chorillo neighborhood. I personally know Victor and he truly has a heart of gold. He is currently spending his time and resources to get food and supplies to the families in El Chorillo who need it most. The care packages have an approximate cost of $25, but any bit helps!

How to donate:

Local Bank Transfer: Banco General, LOCALINPTY KIDS PROGRAM, Ahorros, 0401016723147

Yappy: 61187621

Venmo: @ferjaraa

Cuanto.app: @ferjaraa

Paypal: @ferjaraa


Casa Santa Ana

Casa Santa Ana is currently putting together food boxes for residents of the Santa Ana neighborhood. They’re already gotten over 1,000 boxes out and can still use donations to make sure people do not go hungry.

How to donate:

Cuanto.app: VISIT THIS LINK


Help Vulnerable Communities in Panama

Your donations help to buy and deliver food and other necessities to communities who need it the most in Panama. As we are all painfully aware, millions of people all over the world abruptly lost their jobs and only sources of income due to the Covid-19 crisis. Unfortunately, there is no immediate “light at the end of the tunnel” of when these people will start earning income again to provide for their families. This is especially devastating to communities that are already vulnerable, such as remote indigenous communities, and areas with a high rate of poverty and minimal access to resources. 

How to donate:

Go Fund Me: VISIT THIS LINK


Gwenadgan Bendague

Jonatan Jaen is helping families on the west side of Panama, delivering food to people in Arraijan, Lomacova, and Vacamonte. His organization is called Gwenadgan Bendague, and helps people mainly of indigenous cultures that don’t have access to basic necessities right now.

How to donate:

Local Bank Transfer: Banco General, Jonatan Jaen, Ahorros, 0434997371155


#portobelosolidario Fundación Bahía de Portobelo

Portobelo… The jungle, the rivers and the sea, the climate and the history, they all have shaped Portobelo’s biodiversity and the richness of its cultural manifestations. Unfortunately, all this wealth does not prevent the community from suffering from great nutritional, educational and health scarcities. Currently, these scarcities have been multiplied by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bahía de Portobelo Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of the community with programs that seek progress through culture. Now, it needs your support with implementing different actions.

How to donate:

Go Fund Me: VISIT THIS LINK

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I'm Joey, a guy from Louisville, Kentucky that packed up and studied abroad in Panamá at the age of 20 and haven't moved back since. What started as a semester trip to Panamá has turned into 7+ years of living in Latin America and becoming a full-time travel blogger. Follow me on Instagram @joeybonura for more updates on my life abroad!

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