Thank you for supporting Harm ! Merci de soutenir Harm!Harm faces unfair trial and 12 years sentence in China.Following the media coverage of Harm’s story in the Netherlands, I created a Facebook page, Fair Trial For Harm (click here to see the page) to share these reports and articles. There is also a website www.fairtrialforharm.eu where you can see more information about the case. Everyday, more and more people join this page, showing much needed love and support to Harm and his family and friends. We also received some very nice messages from people asking how they could financially support Harm and his family. Indeed, Harm has been detained for 20 months and already had to pay more than 150.000 euros in lawyer’s fees! And as it is the custom in China to make sure the sentence is lowered, we could also have to pay a lot of compensations to the family of the defunct...So if you want to help a bit relieve this heavy burden, you can contribute on this website. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you very much!By the way, I am Diane Vandesmet, Harm's girlfriend. I come from France. Harm and I were living together in the house in Beijing when the accident happened. After the accident, I have contacted his family, seen the Dutch consular department many times, visited the lawyers and done everything I could to help him out. After the appeal hearing, I launched the media and social media campaign to help raise awareness about his case. Here is a link to Eenvandaag news report where you can see me with Harm's parents and best friend : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHqCWQEIBKI&t=62sAnd here is a picture with Harm on the wall...
Welcome to this money pot !Click to make a contribution* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!Hello it’s Sacha, and I live in West Dulwich at the moment. Those of you who know me well will also know that for nearly ten years now I have been fighting to keep the home I share with my son. In January I face eviction and pennilessness because a loan shark wants my home. Ten years ago I was persuaded to help someone by paying off their debt. The debt is to a loan shark, Insol Funding Company; I agreed to settle this debt via ‘Mediation’ on the basis that it would be the end of years of stress and legal fees. I have been trying to settle with Insol for many years, in 2008 they refused to accept £160K which would have netted them close to £40K in profit in under a year. They were too greedy; they have always wanted my home. Somehow through lack of advice, lack of funds and unfair competition, I am now facing another serious court battle. The mediation was a trap. My opponent is represented by one of the biggest firms of solicitors PLC in the UK. I cannot afford representation. I am asking you for help, by loaning me or donating anything you can afford to help me pay for a barrister. If you can't afford anything I understand, but please share my story maybe someone will help me tell it and prevent this kind of injustice happening to others. I will hopefully be able to repay the favour someday. Thank you for all the support I have received from friends and family, but now in desperation, I need to do this. As my friend Kate will attest, even The Master overseeing the case said it was one of the most unfair cases he had heard in his court. Even the Court of Appeal ruled that I was not responsible for the debt back in 2016. Yet the loan sharks continue to trade, indeed one of its operation directors, the man brining the case has been Director of 18 different companies according to Companies House. Their website claims they have the expertise and financial acumen to help people prevent the loss of their homes and business. Their business is loaning money to bankrupts. (Not me in this case). That is not representative of my dealings with them, they are litigious and greedy and have bullied and harassed me for nearly 10 years. With clever legal manipulation from an escheat of lawyers they have overcome a litigant in person with scant representation; it looks like they may have won. But I will not go down without a fight. For 10 years while I have paid the mortgage, the interest on their debt has increased to eye watering proportions. They have watched and waited while London house prices have risen, now they are ready to pounce leaving me with nothing. The legal term for this is subrogation; I have another word for it not publishable here. Please please help me tell my story and find me fairness and justice. Share my story asks for more information… the court cases are in the public domain. I have until January 2017 to find a way out.Thank you so very much. xxx
My dear friends, I am writing to ask you to help save my brother's life!!! My brother Alex Romaniuk is a year 3 dental university student, as well as a talented footballer, dancer and musician. Unfortunately, life has been unfair to him. Last year, shortly after his 18th birthday he noticed unusual tiredness, temperature, gums and nose bleeding and small bruises all over his body. Doctors confirmed a horrific diagnosis of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) with 15/17 chromosome translocation. Basically this disease means that his body is generating abnormal immature white blood cells (blasts) filling the bone marrow and spilling into the bloodstream. Production of normal blood cells is affected, causing anemia, bleeding problems and serious infections. Healthy people also have blasts but only 2%, my brother’s blood contained 80%. Alex underwent a series of intense and extremely painful courses of chemotherapy. Doctors advised our family to get ATRA, the most effective and expensive tablets for this type of Leukemia. We funded these drugs ourselves as we thought that this was the answer for Alex. However, after less than a year and again shortly after his 19th birthday my brother’s symptoms returned and blood tests confirmed that the cancer had returned with blasts at 90%. This relapse was considered to be an aggressive secondary retractive form of APL. The next treatment involved us purchasing the expensive Trisenox injection however this then led to my brother developing the life threatening retinoic acid syndrome during the first week of the treatment. He got a high temperature, heart and lung complications, strong pain in the chest, back, arms and knees, very high Leukocytosis and Thrombocytopenia. He also suddenly lost his vision in both eyes. The Trisenox treatment had to been stopped. The only option left for us is to take Alex abroad for a bone marrow transplantation. The costs involved are extremely high. The airlift costing $13,000 and $40,000 to $50,000 for the initial treatment (info given by Bookimed) Alternative options are either more expensive or he would not be accepted due to the previous treatment that he has had. Please help to give my brother chance to live, please save my brother's life!!!!
Wedding GiftOn our special day, one very special person will be missing.In the loving memory of Sara's father, we would like to make a donation to the Swedish Cancer Foundation.We thank you in advance for any contribution. Cadeau de mariage En ce jour rempli de bonheur, nous aurions aimé être accompagné par le papa de Sara. Ainsi, en sa mémoire, nous souhaitons pour notre cadeau de mariage faire une donation au centre de recherche Suédois contre le Cancer. Nous vous remercions par avance pour votre contribution.
Welcome to this money pot !Amaury is not only my Girlfriend'son , he's also an amazing and smart boy. He need some kindness and help to travel to Canada and stay a little bit to meet the best Therapist specialist and fight his Autism. Any help for him and his Mum is welcome. Because of you and your generosity Amaury will find a place in this society. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Kitchen for homeless refugees and homeless locals in Thessaloniki, Greece.Our project is well established by now. We expanded our work. Kitchen now cooks 2 hot meals a day and distributes to streets and parks in Thessaloniki and to one of the camps nearby. Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dirtybunch/ is the best source of daily updates on our work. We are a small private group and cooperate with several groups in order to make our entire operation possible. Winter in Northern Greece is severe and there are still about 61.000 refugees in Greece. Small volunteer initiatives such as ours are flexible and adapt to daily needs quickly and efficiently. We are doing our best to cook on daily basis and the need is not smaller but bigger every day. Please support us with as much donation as you can afford. We can provide a hot meal for as little as 30 cents. And daily need is for 100-400 people. Food, water, sometimes sweets for kids :) Ok, so much for now. Thanks to everyone, thanks for helping us feed the people.
On 7th January 2017, I'm undertaking an mountain challenge - the High Moon Fan Dance Race. Run over the selection route for the SAS over the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons, and carrying an enforced 20kg in full winter conditions, this is an endurance challenge and a half - especially at night. This is to raise money for Love Light Romania.Love Light Romania is a small, grass-roots charity working with some of the most vulnerable people in Europe. From their work with end of life care for casualties of AIDS to breaking the cycle of poverty with forgotten and excluded Roma communities, Love Light Romania relies solely on gifts and donations to keep its' projects alive. Please visit http://www.lovelightromania.com/ for more information and give generously. Thank you for playing your part.Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Hiya, thank you for clicking the link all this money gets donated to teenage cancer trust, and helps more teenagers like Jorja. For every teenager they reach there's another they can't and we can't have that anymore! please donate as little or as big as you like thank you so very much you are helping by the day!!!
Help Save Yamina (Version en français sous le texte en anglais)Our little two-year-old daughter, Yamina, has a malformation of the bile duct (common bile duct cyst), and the only cure is surgery, until then, her life is at risk. We need your financial support to pay for the surgery. Surgery should be performed early in order to limit the development of fibrosis / cirrhosis or hepatic complications of the cyst, such as pancreatitis or cholangitis (biliary tract infection). The surgery involves removing of all the dilated, and likely cancerous, bile duct, and reconstructing the bile duct using an intestinal loop to reach the liver.Today we live with the fear that the disease worsens, which is likely to happen since after childhood the cyst can easily degenerate into a carcinoma. Yamina follows a strict diet (no dairy products, little or no fat, no chicken, no eggs) to prevent a possible worsening of her condition, knowing that she already had pancreatitis.As you can see in the attachments, the cost of the operation and hospitalization amount to 10,387€ (See quote attached). My husband and I are from low-income families and are employees with average incomes. Unfortunately, we do not now have the means to pay for the surgery's fees.I resumed my work few months ago because we have to pay for her care. I have to leave my daughter with her aunt, when I would have preferred to stay close to her. The professor we consulted told us that we should not wait too long to avoid complications due to this malformation (fibrosis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, cancer). This is why we come to you today; we put our hopes in you to help us save our daughter and allow our family to resume a normal life.Thank you for your contribution, however much you can give. Rest assured that all payments made through the collection platform are secure.To donate: https://www.leetchi.com/c/solidarity-yaminaYou can contact us with any queries you may have at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.With our gratitude.Yamina's mumNotre petite fille de 2 ans, Yamina, présente une malformation des voies biliaires (kyste du cholédoque) et le seul remède pour une guérison totale est la chirurgie.La chirurgie doit être précoce afin de limiter le développement d’une fibrose/cirrhose hépatique ou des complications du kyste, comme une pancréatite ou une cholangite (infection des voies biliaires). La chirurgie comporte l’exérèse de toute la voie biliaire principale dilatée susceptible de cancériser, suivie d’une reconstruction de la voie biliaire par une anse intestinale montée vers le foie.Aujourd'hui nous vivons avec la peur que la maladie de notre enfant s’aggrave, car après l’enfance, le kyste peut dégénérez vers un carcinome. Yamina est sous régime alimentaire (pas de produit laitiers, pas de gras ou peu, pas de poulet, pas d’œufs) afin d’éviter toute aggravation de son état sachant qu’elle a déjà fait une pancréatite.Comme vous pouvez le voir dans les PJ, les frais de l'opération et de l'hospitalisation s'élève à 10 387€. Mon mari et moi sommes issus de familles modestes et sommes des salariés avec des revenus moyens, et malheureusement nous n'avons aujourd'hui pas les moyens de payer de tels frais. J'ai repris mon travail depuis plusieurs mois puisque je l'avais mis de côté pour être près de ma fille. Maintenant, je dois la laisser avec sa tante, car nous devons financer ses soins.Le professeur que nous avons consulté nous a expliqué qu’il ne fallait pas trop tarder pour éviter les complications dues à cette malformation (fibrose, cirrhose, pancréatite, cancérisation)C'est pour cela que nous venons vers vous aujourd'hui, que nous mettons nos espoirs en vous pour nous aider à sauver notre fille et permettre à notre petite famille de reprendre une vie normale.Merci pour votre contribution, quelle qu'elle soit. Sachez aussi que tous les payements fait à travers la plateforme de collecte sont sécurisés. Vous pouvez nous contacter à l'adresse mail: helpsaveyamin
Welcome to Tricia's Ramsgate Winter Swim Fundraising page!I'm fundraising this year for Arts in Ramsgate, a new, volunteer-run nonprofit that's just taken over a derelict shop in Ramsgate town centre to run arts and drama workshops and a gallery. Please help us get going by sponsoring me in the Ramsgate Winter Swim on 27th December. 2016. Many thanks - and season's greetings!TriciaClick to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
You've heard the one about walking 500 miles, well in 2017 I will be running 500 miles and hopefully more, including the Barcelona marathon in March, to raise funds for The National Society for Phenylketonuria (NSPKU) that help families coping with children diagnosed with PKU.PKU is a rare genetic condition that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. Our bodies normally break down protein in foods like meat and fish into amino acids, which are the "building blocks" of protein. These amino acids are then used to make our own proteins.Any amino acids that aren't needed are broken down further and removed from the body. People with PKU can't break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the blood and brain. In short it means that people with PKU have to have a very restricted diet with very few "exchanges" of protein. That means no meat, fish, bread, dairy products and a host of other daily food items we take for granted.My nephew Christy (pictured) was diagnosed days after his birth with PKU. Thankfully, he is a happy and healthy boy thanks to the family support network around him that know about and can help him deal with the condition as he grows older.Funds raised through this project will go helping families that aren't so fortunate and aiding research into advancements in how to treat the condition.Thank you so much to anyone who can donate anything. I will be thinking of you on the roads and treadmills for the next 12 months.Kieran
Welcome to my money pot!IF I RAISE £210 I WILL FULLY WAX MY LEGS FOR CHARITY AND POST A VID OF THE WHOLE THING!!! yayy fun...for everyone watching anyway:|Winter is coming and I thought "What better time to subject myself to shear pain and long term inconvenience for the sake of raising money for charity?"- pretty sure that's what the people want to see and I try to be a man of the people. So I'm setting a goal of raising £210 in legwax donations by the 9th January (first day back at uni so I can do it on the Parade). The sooner I reach my goal the sooner my legs get deforested and the longer I must endure bald winter months. So now there is a goal it's clear that every penny counts- LITERALLY. If you really want to see it happen sooner then spread the word!!You can donate now on my fundraising page, just think "how much would I pay to see it?":https://bathkili17.everydayhero.com/uk/tate-collins…In case you were wondering, £210 because that's exactly how much it costs to provide SIX of the worst suffering children with a 45 day food programme each- enough to save their lives (that's 6 lives) as well as nurse them back to good health.Here is a link to see exactly what you have helped make possible:http://fundraise.actionagainsthunger.org/#about-us
Welcome to this money pot !Zion Intercessory Ministry is an international pentecostal church and a registered charity organisation, charity Number: 1157489.The church's visions are to:* Glorify God by loving Him and obeying His commands* Conduct services for the worship of God, the edification of the church and the administration of its ordinances* Supporting the homeless community in Birmingham* Intercede for those who are vulnerable and/or in need* Serve as a sanctuary; serving other individuals, families and churches by providing for physical, emotional and spiritual needs* Evangelise; bringing men and women into the Kingdom of God through preaching the Good News of Salvation, personal evangelism and any other means consistent with the teachings of the Holy Scripture* Equip believers for the work of the Ministry through bible instruction and study* Encouraging, supporting, and participating in missions work; local, domestic and internationalIn order to fully actualise the visions listed above, we are in need of some financial support in order to purchase a permanent resident for the body of christ to worship and fellowship together.please* Give however much you are able to.* All payments are secure We truely appreciate your supportThank you!Zion Intercessory Ministry
Hi everyone. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says that I am a critically endangered species. There are less than 340 of us left in the wild, which means that Malayan Tigers could easily become another extinct subspecies of tiger. We need help urgently.So, let me introduce Emma, she is a High School Student in Bordeaux, France and she wants to help me. It is an overused word, but Emma is passionate about wildlife conservation. She also loves my neighbours, some of whom are threatened too:
Namaste!On April 25, 2015 11:56am Nepal Standard Time (GMT +5:45), 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. It killed: 8,617 people and injured 16,808. It destroyed over 473,000 houses and displaced: 2.8 million. In my village nobody was killed but it left 8 houses totally damaged and 15 houses partially damaged, in its wake. There are 32 houses in the village. The village is in mid-western Nepal, about 300 km and 50km west, respectively, of Kathmandu and the epicenter Barpak, Gorkha.Currently, 50 people reside in the village. Majority of the inhabitants are the old, infirm, men, women and children. There are only 9 able bodied men among the fifty. About 75 people live outside the village – education, employment or simply looking for better life and greener pastures.The government survey team visited the village and provided few packets of noodles and a plastic 12ft x 12ft plastic sheets to the households whose houses had been completely destroyed. Now after 18 months, they have declared that no further help will be extended.In the villages, it is the practice that all houses are built without help of any modern technology or equipment. Everything is cut, dug and carried via manual labour. So it is quite cumbersome, time and energy consuming. Furthermore, it is practically impossible to repair certain part of the damaged houses as these houses have inter-locked walls and do not have pillars or beams. So if a section of the house is pulled down for repairs, the whole house will fall down. So we have decided to leave these damaged houses as they are.As it is not possible for the villagers to individually rebuild, the consensus has been reached that they will build a single house which will be used as the Disaster Relief Centre. It will also be used as meetings, storage, festivals and ceremonial venue. The villagers already possess enough large cooking utensils, plates, glasses, bowls etc. and traditional musical instruments which need to be stored and safeguarded. Besides, first aid kits, medical supplies, blankets, stretchers and non-degradable food grains, oil and salt will also be stored.To accomplish above, minimum of NRs. 1.5 mio (approx. USD 15K) is estimated. The villagers are confident that they can raise NRs. 500k plus provide voluntary labour (number of days for each household not decided yet).The reason we need to help these people is that they are living in constant fear. We all know that it does not need a quake of such magnitude as the last one to destroy their houses. It is the fear factor that we need to mitigate by providing them the psychological buffer that their needs have been taken care of in case of disaster. This would be extremely meaningful to them. Therefore, I sincerely request you all to chip in whatever you can and show “heart”. Your contribution of USD5.00 can employ an un-skilled labour for a day and by USD 100,00, a whole month. Your kind humanitarian gesture is highly appreciated.Should you have any queries please direct them to Shiva Gurung (email: email@example.com , cell no. +977-9841845841. with Viber and Whatsapp connection).Thank you. and god bless you.Shiva
Hey, welcome to this charity money pot :D Help us to realise our charity project.First step £2000 : airline tickets for both of us to be able to go to Dique Lujan.Give however much you want and you can. Any donation is a lot, even £1 !"Slow and steady wins the race" :) Thank you so much for your support!! All payments are secure Follow us on facebook to know all the actions for our charity project: www.facebook.com/ArgentiNaMatataargentina.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greek non profit Lifeguard Hellas Rescue Team is in the island of Lesvos since November 2015. With rescue team in the sea, with landing team at the coast and with the project "Learn to swim - Love the aegean sea" that started end of May and till October 2016 we provide continuously the swimming lessons to Kara Tepe Camp kids.We are a dedicate ,well trained and experienced lifeguard team. We are the only Greek lifeguarding team and our base from October 2016 and for the next months is Skala Sikamias and nightwatching shifts among with lifeguard patrol from the sea and the coasts.All the previous months we had the only 24/7 lifeguard station at the lighthouse of Molyvos also from January -October 2016 we were based to Mitilini city with night patrol shifts. We pay all our costs, we exist because we receive the financial help of friends and individuals. We need your help so we can have our rescue boat and jet ski to operate again.But we can not afford the costs of the fuels.Thats why we ask you to help jus,support our aims ang be next to us so we can continue to save people in the water.www.savelife.gr/donatehttps://www.facebook.com/lifeguardhellas/Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Welcome to our donation page!we at MHA Lawnfield House are going to do a good deed by serving hot drinks and muffins to the homeless on Friday the 23rd December at Trafalgar Square. Many and all donations towards this cause will be greatly appreciated and all proceeds will go towards helping the homeless. The food and beverages will be provided from the staff at MHA Lawnfield House and all donations will be given to a homeless charity. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Welcome to The Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon FestivalThis adventurous new event is launching for the first time in Eastbourne, East Sussex in July 2017.Over the 29th and 30th July next year, approximately 20 hot air balloons will be flying at dawn and dusk from Eastbourne's Hampden Park as the spectacle of a two day, family, fun and FREE festival. Over the two days, the balloons will fly three times, each morning and on the Saturday evening which will also host a breathtaking Night Glow and live band performances.The festival has also invited an impressive fleet of helicopters to join us and spectators will have the chance to get up close and chat to experienced pilots.There will be endless opportunities to eat and drink; watch cookery demonstrations; see beautiful florestry, get involved with a dog show, and for the kids (big kids too) the funfair we are sure nobody will want to miss.We are looking for local and international support in order to make this exciting event happen and welcome any sum of donation. We hope to see you there in July. For more information please head to our Facebook and Twitter pages:https://www.facebook.com/balloonsovereastbourne/?ref=bookmarks@fohpballoon Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Welcome and thank you for contributing.Our project is to raise enough money to enable us to design and build a childrens orphanage near Udon Thani in North East Thailand.We hope to be able to offer medical facilities and education to the children during their stay at the orphanage and provide comfortable accomodation, food and clothing for as many children as we can cater for.Please give what you can to our fund raiser and enable us to help save as many of these children as we can.
The Context:In a nation like ours, women are generally treated as second-class citizens and seen as someone to look after the home and bear children. Mostly men folk will be involved in agriculture or unemployment. The women and girls are mostly involved in household chores and do not interfere or not allowed to interfere in most of the household affairs. Being a patriarchal society, I most of the Indian villages, the women and girls are not allowed to step out of their houses which lead to lower educational status, low self confidence to face the world. In view of the financial constraints that a family faces, this skill-building program strives to empower the women, and community at large. If some kind of skill is imparted to the women, it would be a great help for them to earn their livings. It will also help them to raise their voice against the ill treatment accorded to them within the family or outside. Hence, vocational training programs will enable the rural women and girls to learn and enhance their skills, enhancing their confidence level by making themselves self-reliant. Information about the Organization: The Catholic Church of Madhya Pradesh region has the social work activities, mainly undertaken at two levels i.e. the Forum Level and the Diocesan (Partner) Level. The Forum level organization was registered under the name Madhya Pradesh Samaj Seva Sanstha in the year 1998 and is basically involved in the capacity building activities of the diocesan staff whereas each diocese under Madhya Pradesh region has an independent registered wing for the Social Work and is involved directly in the field level activities. During the initial stages of the inception of the social work wing the approach towards the work had been charity based and welfare oriented. But with the first steps into the 21st century the social work activities have witnessed a paradigm shift in its approach. The first shift witnessed to was towards the Right Based Approach and in the last two years the People Led Development Approach. Though in the initial stages of its inception the PLD approach has started delivering results and has become a motivating force for MPSSS and its partners to carry ahead the development task in this approach mode in the coming years. Madhya Pradesh Samaj Seva Sanstha (MPSSS) is facilitating and coordinating the development activities of 9 Diocesan Social Service Societies of M.P. region. Today overseas donor support is fast dwindling & the need for positive intervention for the development of poor & marginalized sections of the society is acquiring great importance. MPSSS along with the 9 partners are making all efforts to empower the community to make right choices, & help them to decide for themselves what road they have to take for their development, for creation of a just society where there is justice, peace & love. These efforts are taken to liberate themselves. MPSSS is also helping the DSSS by doing monitoring of the existing PLD project and also supports by technical guidance to the teams of PLDP. The following are the 9 partners of Madhya Pradesh Samaj Seva Sanstha, Pragati, JhabuaJabalpur diocesan Social Service society, JabalpurKhandwa Diocese Social Service Society, KhandwaSamaritans Social Service Society, SatnaKripa Social Welfare society, UjjainManav Vikas Seva Sangh, SagaraIndore Diocesan Social work Society – IndoreQwalior catholic Samaj Seva, GwaliorAsha Niketan Welfare Centre – Bhopal Existing and Previous Projects:MPSSS is the regional forum for social development programs undertaken in the Madhya Pradesh region. MPSSS do play the role of coordination and facilitation to these 9 partners. MPSSS also have projects by which it is helping the partner organizations in the implementation of few projects or activities by enhancing the capacity of the staff, and timely monitoring & evaluation. Some of the projects which are at present the strength of MPSSS are:* Organizational and Programme Development
$10 is enough to support a girls who escaped FGM to ga back to school$25 can support a meeting among religious and community leaders to abolish female genital mutilation( FGM)$35 its able to save almost 20 girls who are nealry to be cut through an alternative rite of passage approach.A project total budget is $10500
deutscher Text weiter unten. english text below. AYUDANOS A DECIDIR NUESTRO FUTURO. NINGUNA CANTIDAD ES DEMASIADA PEQUEÑA. DONA Y COMPARTE ENLACE. GRACIAS!VERSIÓN ESPAÑOLA El proyecto “Apoyo para la autonomía económica de las Mujeres Indígenas Matagalpas en Nicaragua” consiste en montar una pequeña tostaduria de café. Esa iniciativa nació en el año 2012 cuando una enfermedad llamada roya destruyó totalmente un promedio de 500.000 plantas de café. La enfermedad nos sometió en una profunda crisis económica, ya que este cultivo es el más importante en generarnos ingresos y para que podemos sustentar a nuestras familias.La situación antes planteada contribuyó a que nosotras, un grupo de 24 mujeres indígenas Matagalpas, nos organizamos con el propósito de buscar apoyo financiero para la siembra de nuevas plantas de café. El programa de pequeñas donaciones de las naciones unidas decidió apoyarnos lo que hizo posible sembrar 95.000 nuevas plantas de café. Cómo el café sólo da fruto tres años despues de haber sido planteado, trabajamos 3 años muy duro en el mantenimiento de las nuevas plantas sin obtener ingresos. Este año es entonces el primer año en que se puede cosechar café.Historicamente siempre hemos vendido el café en pergamino. No obstante, la venta de café en pergamino lleva consigo dos grandes desventajas, por un lado, la cosecha tarda sólo 3 meses y por otro lado, dependemos mucho de los precios del mercado que en general son muy bajos y fluctuantes, condición que no nos permite la sostenibilidad económica de la familia, y por estas razones muchas de nosotras somos forzadas a salir de nuestra Comunidad abandonando nuestros hijos para irnos a trabajar como empleadas domésticas donde se nos paga salarios de menos de 4 USD por día y generalmente sufriendo discriminación por nuestra condición étnica.En el marco de nuestro proyecto luchamos por autonomía económica y la mejora de nuestras condiciones de vida. Desde hace un año estamos trabajando en establecer una pequeña empresita para procesar y comercializar nuestro propio café. Nuestros objetivos principales son los siguientes:* Terminar con la rutina de mal vender café pergamino a precios bajos y fluctuantes en el mercado.* Procesar nuestro café para dar valor agregado y venderlo listo para el consumo bajo nuestra propia marca.* Generar empleo en la comunidad y vivir y trabajar de manera autónomaPara poder lograr nuestros objetivos aun necesitamos apoyo, porque a pesar de nuestros esfuerzos aun tenemos limitaciones económicas. Nos falta capital inicial para poder empezar la producción y fondos para:* La tostadora de café que tenemos que cancelar todavía. (3.500 USD) Las otras máquinas (trillo, molino y selladora) ya las hemos pagadas.* Comprar materia prima (café en pergamino) de las familias de nuestra comunidad. Nosotras ya cosechamos por primera vez este año, pero no será suficiente para cubrir salarios y gastos de producción durante todo el año. Por eso necesitamos capital de trabajo para comprar más café en pergamino y tener el volumen suficiente para lograr sostenibilidad durante todo el año y sobrevivir como empresa. (10.000 USD)* La realizacion de una campaña de promoción y publicidad para posicionar nuestro producto finalizado en el mercado regional. (2.500 USD)Nuestro café lo vamos a vender bajo la marca “D´Yasica” en honor a la abuela Yasica, una gran mujer luchadora de nuestro pueblo y la esposa del cacique Yaguare gran jefe de la nación indigena Matagalpa. Nuestro logotipo representa nuestra identidad y en la contra etiqueta del empaque divulgaremos información sobre nuestra historia, cultura y derechos de los pueblos indigenas.Agradecemos cada apoyo! Para cada donador haremos llegar un simbolico regalo de agradecimiento (dependiente de la donación). También estaremos felices por ayudarnos en la divulgación de nuestro proyecto!* A partir de 10 €: Te informamos acerca de los nuevos desarrollos del proyecto vía correo electrónico* A partir de 25 €: Publicamos
Hello and welcome to this money pot.We are raising money for our Illustration Degree Show 2017 and any donations would be welcome.Our show is titled Yonder and we hope that it can form a stepping stone into the real world of illustration.We are based at the University of Northampton and in our third and final year of study, as part of our degree we put on an end of year exhibition that showcases our final major projects and best work.The money would be put towards the cost of printing a show catalogue, materials for constructing the show, resources for fundraising events etc.You can also donate to us via PayPal, send your donation to email@example.comVisit our Facebook page: YonderTweet us: @yonder2017Many thanks from the whole of Year 3 Illustration