Rome, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) With sales of Easter eggs containing Cuban cocoa and sugar and made by an artisan from Turin, an Italian association is raising funds on Friday for the Finlay Vaccines Institute in Havana.
The Association for Cultural and Economic Exchange with Cuba (AICEC) is promoting the initiative, which also includes the introduction into the eggs of a textile artwork especially crated for the occasion by a young painter from Camagüey, in central Cuba.
In statements to Prensa Latina AICEC President Michele Curto explained that the idea resulted from the wish to contribute somehow to ‘the huge humanistic effort that Cuba is making through its five vaccine candidates’.
We have collaborated with the Finlay Vaccines Institute for some time, and we thought it would be fundamental to contribute our bit, not only a bit of resources, but also conceptually speaking, Curto said.
It was that way that Baracoa’s beautiful cocoa met Villa Clara’s organic sugar in the wise hands of a chocolate maker from Turin, Apendino, who gave away his art as he knew the purpose.
Referring to the artwork, Curto pointed out that the artist called it Soberana and the painting consists of a colorful hummingbird decontaminating a gray world created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
All the money raised from the Easter eggs will go to the Finlay Vaccines Institute, pointed out the activist, who added that ‘all the effort that we make will be in favor of a concept that Cuba promotes throughout the world, a concept of solidarity, of sharing, of fighting together, and that is why the blockade is absurd’.