While travelling through South America by car we crossed the border of Ecuador and Colombia in Rumichaca. There we saw so many Venezuelan refugees in such great misery without the help they needed, that we decided to stay. We started this NGO, and have been working together succesfully with local and international organizations to give them the help they need. Please visit us at: www.lheurevidehumanitaire.orgInstagram: L'HEURE VIDE humanitaire L’HEURE VIDE humanitaire is a small network-based NGO focused on short-term projects in emergency situations involving refugee issues worldwide. Our approach is to assist existing humanitarian aid structures and local associations and to supplement them when their opportunities to act are limited or restraint.Our aim is not to direct or to implement.We are there to help. This approach ensures that we can focus on what is needed on the ground and in the now to fill the gaps in aid left by big organizational structures and complex international policy. As a small and nimble organization, we are not limited by bureaucracy or massive overhead.This allows us to concentrate our efforts where we excel: organizing the available resources in a hands-on, creative way to produce tangible results quickly and effectively. Sofie Sleumer and Michel MulderFoundersEn voyageant à travers l’Amérique du Sud en voiture, nous avons traversé la frontière de l’Équateur et de la Colombie à Rumichaca. Ici, nous avons vu beaucoup de réfugiés vénézuéliens vivant dans une telle misère que nous avons décidé de rester. Nous avons donc lancé cette ONG et nous collaborons avec succès avec des organisations locales et internationales pour donner à ces réfugiés l’aide dont ils ont besoin. Voici notre site web: www.lheurevidehumanitaire.orgInstagram: www.instagram.com/lheurevidehumanitaire L’HEURE VIDE humanitaire est une petite ONG dédiée aux projets à court terme impliquant des réfugiés dans le monde entier. Notre approche consiste non seulement à aider les structures d’aide humanitaire existantes et les associations locales mais également à les suppléer lorsque leurs possibilités d’agir sont restreintes. Autrement dit, notre but n’est pas de diriger ou de mettre en œuvre: Nous sommes là pour aider. Cette approche nous permet de nous concentrer sur ce qui est nécessaire sur le terrain et dans le présent pour pallier aux limites l’aide accordée par les grandes structures organisationnelles et les complexes politiques internationales. Pour cause, en tant que petite organisation agile, nous ne sommes pas contraints par la bureaucratie ou les frais généraux massifs. Cela nous permet de concentrer nos efforts là où nous excellons, à savoir l’organisation de ressources disponibles de façon pratique et créative pour produire des résultats tangibles rapidement et efficacement. Sofie Sleumer et Michel MulderFondateurs
Raising money to help The ARC Centre through Covid-19.The ARC Centre is a unique animal education centre based at Greenvale Primary School. We offer weekly classes to 2-18 year olds as well as school trips, 1:1 sessions, birthday parties and experiences! Due to Covid-19, The ARC Centre has had to shut it's doors. For us, it's not as simple as closing shop and waiting for this to pass. We have to care for all of our residents and make sure that their lives are unaffected by the loss of business. Our business may have stopped, but food, bedding, vet bills and electricity usage can't. We are therefore asking you to please donate to help us care for our animals. We so desperately want to be able to have a centre for all of our Rangers to return to at the end of this and won't be able to if we cannot make it through. Thank you in advance,Ranger Louise and Ranger Iain.
Raising a funding campaign as I came across the story of Marc Alexander, 18 month baby boy born in Haiti and diagnosed bilaterally deaf (both ears). Long story short, Haiti does not have the proper medical infrastructure and the government support to help this little boy get a cochlear implant surgery that would give him the ability to hear and speak. The longer he waits to get the implant, the more irreversible speech and development delay will occur. This would cost USD 30,000 including a trip abroad to get the surgery done (I myself have done research for my daughter and no kidding, it really cost that much). I spoke to his mother who didn't know what to do and who to turn to, and I felt the need to help them. As a French national and a Hong Kong resident , and as a mother of a 6 months deaf baby myself, my family is fortunate enough to have access to the best-in-class health support, excellent medical care and infrastructure ...and this is all (or almost) FREE!! We tend to forget how lucky we are. This little boy does not share our luck.Please take some time to read his story, DONATE and SHARE THIS POST to help him get access to a cochlear implant surgery, this amazing, life changing technology that will give him back the gift of hearing and speech.Carine Story of Marc Alexandre: Hello everyone. We are Kamaïa and Darlin Jeanty, parents of 18 months old Marc-Alexandre. We live Haiti, one of the most under-developed country in the world.We suspected the deafness of our son when he was 2 months and a half, as he was not reacting to sound. Due to lack of medical resources and infrastructure in Haiti, we were unable to obtain a diagnosis right away. When Marc-Alexandre turned 12 months old, we had been recommended to have him checked out in Republic Dominican. Without a second of hesitation, we took out all of our savings and bought a flight for the 3 of us to go meet an ENT specialist there. The results were devastating: Marc-Alexandre was diagnosed bilaterally deaf (both ears). We were not sure what to do or where to turn. We do not know if he would ever say, "I love you Mommy and Daddy." We have prayed for a happy, productive life for Marc-Alexander, and we want him to go to school and someday graduate from university to pursue a career and a life that he chooses.The ENT was adamant that our son needed cochlear implants; Implanting Marc will give him access to sound which will provide him with the only chance of age-appropriate speech and language development. This will provide him the opportunity to a better education and independent employment as an adult in the future. If not implanted, it may lead to permanent changes in the auditory cortex in the brain which may make it impossible to benefit from a cochlear implant or any form of hearing restoration surgery in the future. The cochlear implant bypasses the damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. The signals are generated by the implant and are sent passed the auditory nerve to the brain where the signals are recognised as sounds. However, the cochlear implants will cost USD$30,000 as we do not have insurance and there is no government social subsidy or help of any kind. We are raising money to pay for medical expenses including surgery, cochlear implant device, and a trip abroad for the surgery.Marc is growing up and as his parents; we know we have to do something. The only future for our son is to hear with cochlear implants. Just like everyone else, we want to give him the best possible future there is.Life is so precious and this innocent boy who deserves the right to live normally. In advance, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your incredible moral and financial support. Thank you for helping us change the life of our child. Kamaïa and Darlin Jeanty
All, This summer (4th August) myself and my son Thijs will be biking ~1000km from Oberrieden, Switzerland to Schagen, the Netherlands. We will be following the river Rhein all the way to the Netherlands. We aim to complete the bike tour in 10 days. We are doing this to raise money for child cancer research. Reason we are doing this is that a little over a year Thijs’s grandad passed away from cancer. I also had cancer and was lucky enough to survive, as such we want to do what we can to help other people that have cancer. Every little bit helps. All the money donated will go 100% to KIKA, which has been set up in 2002 to fund innovative research for Child Cancer. Treatments have significantly improved but still 1 in 4 children, diagnosed with cancer dies. The charity’s aim is to increase the survival rate of children suffering from cancer from 75% to 95% by 2025. They aim to do this by funding scientific research, improving treatments (less pain, higher cure rate and improved quality of life), concentrating expertise and treatment for children to accelerate experience. We hope you want to support with us this cause as no one especially not a child, should have to die from cancer. Thank you!Thijs & Marco
Hello I am Fatima from Iran, a 3rd year pharmacy student at Semmelweis University. Unfortunately I lost my father which was our family's main income provider and with this pandemic situation everything went out of control and my mother can not support me financially anymore. We are suddenly unable to provide the additional funds I'll need for finishing my studies abroad. I am devastated and helpless and am using my last option to fulfill my career. It is my sincere wish to attend university this fall and that is in jeopardy now.Your help and support would mean a world to me and it would change my life completely.Thank youFatemeh
Versions: Anglaise, Allemande, Française et Italienne ci-dessousHello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can help to contribute to the recognition of the exceptional engagement of our Swiss hospitals care workers during the Coronavirus (COVID 19 ) crisis The money will be allocated on the prorata of number of beds of each hospital in Switzerland. The money will be transfered to the HR depatment of each hospital. The HR departmentwill redistribute the money as a bonus to all care workers.A receipt will be sent to each donor to be deducted on the next tax return. * Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you! Hallo Madame, Sir & willkommen in diesem Geldtopf!Mit nur einem Klick können Sie dazu beitragen, dass das aussergewöhnliche Engagement unserer Schweizer Spitalbetreuer während der Coronavirus-Krise (COVID 19 ) anerkannt wird.Das Geld wird auf die anteilige Bettenzahl der einzelnen Spitäler in der Schweiz verteilt.Das Geld wird an die Personalabteilung jedes Spitals überwiesen. Die Personalabteilungwird das Geld als Bonus an alle Pflegekräfte umverteilen.Geben Sie, wie viel Sie wollenJeder Spender erhält eine Quittung, die bei der nächsten Steuererklärung abgezogen wird.Alle Zahlungen sind 100% sicherWarum Leetchi.com? Es ist einfach und transparent!Vielen Dank! Bonjour Madame, Monsieur & bienvenue dans cette levée de fond !En un seul clic, vous pouvez contribuer à la reconnaissance de l'engagement exceptionnel du personnel soignant de nos hôpitaux suisses durant de la crise du Coronavirus (COVID 19 )L'argent sera alloué au prorata du nombre de lits de chaque hôpital en Suisse.L'argent sera transféré au département des ressources humaines de chaque hôpital. Ce département redistribuera l'argent sous forme de prime à tout personnel soignantDonnez le montant que vous souhaitezUn reçu sera envoyé à chaque donateur à déduire sur la prochaine déclaration dîmpôts.Tous les paiements sont 100% sécurisésPourquoi Leetchi.com ? C'est facile et transparent !Vous recevrez un reçu pour la déduction de votre future taxe Gentile Signora, Egregio Signore,Benvenuti in questa raccolta di fondi.Con un solo clic potete contribuire al riconoscimento dell'eccezionale impegno che gli operatori sanitari dei nostri ospedali svizzeri stanno facendo durante questa crisi del Coronavirus (COVID 19 ).La donazione totale sarà assegnata in base al numero di letti in ogni ospedale in Svizzera.I soldi saranno trasferiti al reparto delle Risorse Umane di ogni ospedale. Le vostre donazioni verranno poi ridistribuite come bonus a tutti gli operatori sanitari.Date quello che potete, ogni gesto è importante.Una ricevuta sarà mandata ad ogni persona che farà un dono per permetterle di deddure questo importo dalla prossima dichiarazione fiscale. Tutti i pagamenti sono sicuri al 100%Perché Leetchi.com? È facile e trasparente!Grazie!
Bonjour à tous, Ce pot commun c'est un geste-colibri, de la solidarité pour offrir un peu de l'aide et améliorer le quotidien du personnel soignant de La Salpétrière (il existe déjà des actions similaires dans d'autres hopitaux). Il s'agit ici de venir en aide en particulier aux internes qui ont eu des soucis matériels (immobiliers-attestation refusée-pb de transport-problèmes-matériels ou autres) car il a été décidé que leur stage serait prolongé d’un mois (changement en juin et non en mai pour faire face à la crise) ce qui va entraîner des soucis de logements pour notamment les inter-CHU. Cette cagnotte leur est donc dédiée et y participer, c'est les aider à nous aider! Ceux qui souhaitent participer peuvent mettre le montant qu'ils souhaitent. Les paiements sont 100% sécurisés, et 100% de l'argent récolté sera remis directement par virement au service hospitalier qui fera le suivi de manière transparente. Merci par avance à tous!
Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot! Hello everyone, Our daughter Natasha is 21 and has quadraplegic athertoid cerebral palsy which affects all her limbs and speech. We are incredibly proud of Natasha, she requires lots of support from different equipment and technology to do things we take for granted, like sitting and standing, talking and writing..,, she needs help 24 hrs a day every day, but despite all her challenges she has an amazing personality, she is such a happy young lady with a love of life, and dreams of adventure! In order to fulfill Natasha's dreams and hopes for the future our family and friends work hard to support and enable her, not just in her everyday life but with her passion for the sea and sailing! Sailing has completely changed Natasha's life....Natasha has been sailing a specially adapted boat for 6 years now, the boat is sailed by mouth using a sip puff system desinged by Natashas Dad Gary. Natasha has sailed all over the UK Ireland and to France, and raised over £60,000 for charities, as she really loves to be usefull and found fundraising is such a great way not just to meet people but also to be able to help others- something that for someone with Natasha's limited physical capabilities is fantastic, . Natasha has not just found a sport she loves and can fully participate and compete in but can use her sport to inspire others and, a career fundraising! In 2019 Natasha is hoping to take on the ultimate challenge and sail across The Atlantic Ocean! The challenge start date is 24th November 2019 and Natasha is due to join the startline of The ARC Transatlantic Race. We have secured a boat, a 46 ft Catamaran, but now we need it to have it specially adapted, we have a long list of jobs and equipment that is required to enable to live and sail the boat which is estimated to cost in excess of £150,000! To date a few companies have said they would help with some materials which is fantastic, but we still have a long list.... So we are looking for help and support.... The boat needs to be ready by the end of April, so Natasha can carry out the necessary training before the Challenge date. We are looking for donations towards the boats conversion and to complete the project.If you would like any further information and to become involved in this project we would greatly appreciate your help. We can be contacted through the website at www.missisle.com This is a toally unique and extremely exciting project, with lots of 1st's.We will be posting updates and blogs for you to follow..... Natasha says 'I will be the first person to sail across the Atlantic by sip-pufftechnology which means I sail by a single straw in my mouth. I want to demonstrate whats possible with great teamwork and I hope many more able and disabled people will be inspired to follow their dreams' Please help Natasha cross the Atlantic Ocean -by making a donation! Thank you Amanda Promoting disabled sailing across the world! With just 1-click you can support any project you're passionate about* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's hassle-free!Thank you!
Aelfin Michel - Critical Condition - Hua Hin, ThailandSadly, on December 31st, Aelfin tragically crashed on a motorbike causing him to suffer severe head and face trauma. Aelfin is currently in ICU under 24 hours medical care and constant support. When Aelfin arrived in emergency he required immediate surgery to remove bleeding on the brain and had part of his skull removed, which will need to be replaced with titanium. His jaw and teeth were severely smashed which will require surgery, as well as other serious facial and head injuries. Unfortunately this is a very critical situation. Due to the severity of his head injuries he has had many operations to date and requires many more, plus 24 hours support and months (if not years) of therapy. The latter is not yet known as we are currently taking it day by day, knowing that each day is a miracle. Aelfin is a fighter and at every set back he is fighting to stay here with us. For those that know him will know his determination and stubbornness. This trait is shining through in his fight for his life. This gives us hope. Holding onto this hope and knowing that Aelfin will keep on fighting, there is a long and very expensive battle ahead of us. He requires many more surgeries, and unfortunately at this stage, we are unsure of the extent of damage and rehabilitation required. We urgently ask all of you to help support Aelfin and his mother, Emma, with the extensive ongoing medical costs and medical care that Aelfin needs now and for the coming months. ALL of the funds donated will be used to cover Aelfin's hospital bills, medical and rehabiliation expenses. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind donations to the SUPPORT AELFIN FUND. Best regards,Aelfin's support team
(version française plus bas) Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!My name is Mickael, I am 40 years old, French, and September 27, 2019 is going to be the first day of my one-year trip around the world. Throughout my journey, I will seek to connect, discover and volunteer with people who work on topics that matter to me: education, the environment and music. Education is, in my opinion, the foundation of development. Today's children will be the actors of tomorrow. Reading and writing is not a privilege but a right, regardless of the country.The environment is threatened. Despite the neurosis, there are local initiatives that must be helped to protect the flora and fauna.Music brings people together, promotes self-assertion and local cultures, and serves as a springboard for other artistic talents or passions. This personal project has been well prepared and I have self-financed from savings made over past months. I created this money pot to raise money and donate it throughout the trip to local initiatives. For every €10 paid in this pot, €9 will be directly distributed to local initiatives to support their project in either areas (education, environment, music). The remaining euro will help me personally during these missions. How will the money be used? Here are some examples that will become clearer over the next few months: Financial contribution towards the purchase of supplies, material, either for schools, or cultural centers, or animal health shelter, etc. You will be able to follow my progress on instagram and facebook @whereismike2020 and I will keep you informed as well by email every time money is used. For those who only wish to support me personally on this travel project, a pot is available here: http://www.leetchi.com/c/whereismike2020 Give however much you wantAll payments are 100% secure Thanks in advance for your participation! Mike Bonjour à tous et bienvenue sur cette cagnotte en ligne ! Je m’appelle Mickaël, j’ai 40 ans, français, et le 27 septembre 2019 sera le 1er jour d'un tour du monde en solo qui va durer 1 an. Tout au long de mon voyage, je vais chercher à entrer en contact, découvrir et aider des personnes (bénévolat) qui oeuvrent pour des sujets qui m’importent : l’éducation, l’environnement et la musique. L’éducation est, selon moi, la base pour aider au développement. Les enfants d’aujourd’hui seront les acteurs de demain. Lire et écrire n’est pas un privilège mais un droit, quel que soit le pays. L’environnement est menacé. Malgré la névrose, il existe des initiatives locales qu’il faut aider pour protéger la faune et la flore. La musique rassemble les gens, favorise l’affirmation de soi et des cultures locales, et sert de tremplin à tout autres talents ou passions artistiques. Ce projet personnel a été longuement préparé et je l’ai auto financé grace à des économies réalisées depuis plusieurs mois.J’ai créé cette cagnotte pour collecter de l’argent et le reverser tout au long du voyage à des initiatives locales liées à l’éducation, l’environnement et la musique.Pour 10€ versés dans cette cagnotte, 9€ seront directement donnés à des initiatives locales, 1€ pour m’aider personnellement pendant ces missions. Comment sera utilisée la cagnotte ? Voici quelques exemples qui se préciseront au fur et à mesure ces prochains mois :Participation financière à l’achat de fournitures, de matériel pour une école, un centre d’accueil pour des activités culturelles, un centre de prise en charge d’animaux malades, etc... Vous pourrez suivre mes avancées sur instagram et facebook: whereismike2020 et je vous tiendrai informé au fur et à mesure par email à chaque fois qu’une partie de la cagnotte sera utilisée. Pour ceux qui souhaitent uniquement me soutenir pour ce voyage, une cagnotte est à disposition ici: http://www.leetchi.com/c/whereismike2020 Donne ce que tu veuxTous les paiements sont 100% sécurisés Merci d'avance pour ta participation ! Mike
VAO BUNGALOW : un micro-projet écotouristique pour une communauté isolée du Vanuatu.Scroll down for english version Bienvenue sur notre cagnotte solidaire ! Notre projet a pour but de soutenir le développement de notre petite communauté du village de Vao, au Vanuatu, via la création d’une structure d’accueil de voyageurs étrangers comprenant bungalow traditionnel, lieu de restauration locale, et activités touristiques authentiques. Le Vanuatu est un pays insulaire du Pacifique composé de 83 îles où plus d’une centaine de langues vernaculaires sont quotidiennement parlées, et d’une population généreuse et souriante de presque 300.000 habitants, riche d’une culture coutumière ancestrale. Plus de 80% de la population vit en zone rurale très peu développée et en quasi-totale autonomie. Les autres 20% se sont exilés en ville où le salaire mensuel minimum est de 250 euros et où le prix de la vie est extrêmement élevé, engendrant : exposition forte à la société de consommation, précarité, perte de repères et d’identité...Mais le Vanuatu est surtout le pays le plus touché au monde par les catastrophes naturelles, (cyclones, activité volcanique et séismes récurrents chaque année) et où les effets visibles du changement climatique tels que l’érosion, la montée des eaux ou la salinisation de l’eau douce par exemple, contraignent les populations à adapter leurs modes de vie et augmentent leur dépendance aux aides internationales...Notre communauté de Vao vit de manière traditionnelle au nord-est de l’île de Malekula, et représente plus d’une centaine de personnes, dont 40% sont des enfants de moins de 15 ans. Nous sommes trois porteurs pour ce projet et nous représentons la communauté, mais chaque personne de Vao y est impliquée. Violaine, fille du chef du clan et initiatrice du projet, est diplômée en management des structures touristiques à l’université de Port Vila, la capitale ; Pierre, son mari, est ingénieur agronome et directeur d’un bureau d’études qui œuvre pour le développement de l’agriculture biologique et durable ; et Cécilia, adoptée coutumièrement par la communauté, est animatrice en environnement et santé.L’objectif de ce projet est de créer une micro-économie locale permettant de subvenir aux besoins essentiels des familles de Vao: paiement des frais de scolarité des enfants ainsi que des dépenses de santé, et assumer le coût des quelques matériaux et vivres ne pouvant être produits localement.Les frais de scolarité représentent la dépense majoritaire de la population du Vanuatu, et l’éducation des générations futures est l’enjeu principal de ce pays magnifique. En proie au changement climatique et aux modifications des modes de vie entraînés par la mondialisation, le pays subit progressivement pertes de repères culturels, accumulation des déchets plastiques et détérioration de la santé publique.De plus, les évolutions climatiques rapides forcent les populations du Vanuatu auparavant autonomes en nourriture et matériaux de construction à recourir à des solutions extérieures et onéreuses : l’utilisation de matériaux plus résistants pour faire face à des cyclones de plus en plus violents (béton, ferraillage) ; et l’achat de vivres basiques (riz, farine, eau) pour survivre à des sécheresses récurrentes de plus de 6 mois ou des évènements climatiques désastreux. Le tourisme est l’activité principale du Vanuatu et se développe rapidement. Cependant il est peu développé sur l’île de Malekula, malgré deux aéroports domestiques et une infrastructure routière en état convenable. Pour cause, le manque de structures d’accueil et de restauration, que les locaux n’ont pas les moyens de financer. Pourtant cette île ne manque pas d’atouts : plage de sable blanc, fonds marin préservés, nature verdoyante, culture et savoir faire traditionnel...Le tourisme engendre des revenus pour les communautés et permet la transmission de savoirs ancestraux et coutumiers que les touristes viennent observer. Mais le tourisme mal encadré peu aussi provoquer des détériorations des lieux et modes de vie. Ainsi s'est pensé notre projet : à l’instar de demander des financements pour aider au développement de notre communauté, nous voulons assurer une source de revenus encourageant des pratiques locales et ancestrales telles que la cuisine traditionnelle, les danses et chants coutumiers, ou encore les sculptures et vanneries en matériaux naturels. Cette source de revenus sera alors utilisée par les familles pour leurs besoins de base.La construction de cette structure vise à servir d’exemple et de point de départ pour des projets de la sorte tout autour du pays. Nous avons alors créé cette cagnotte solidaire pour vous demander de nous aider à lever des fonds afin que ce projet devienne réalisable et puisse garantir la qualité et le mode de vie des populations du Vanuatu, et développer la résilience de ces populations aux aléas climatiques. Un grand merci pour votre aide et votre soutien dans ce projet éco-responsable à vocation solidaire ! English version VAO BUNGALOW : An ecotourism project for an isolated community in Vanuatu Welcome to our fundraising!Our project aims to support and help the development of our community of Vao, a small village in Vanuatu, through implementing an ecotourism structure to welcome foreign travellers including a traditional bungalow, a local restaurant, and several authentic tourist activities. Vanuatu is a country situated in the Pacific and composed of 83 islands where more than a hundred of indigenous languages are used every day, and where live a generous and smiling population of nearly 300.000 habitants, strong of an ancestral custom culture. More than 80% of the population lives in rural areas, very few developed and almost independent. Other 20% moved to towns, where a monthly salary is about 250 Euros and where the cost of living is extremely high, causing vulnerability to goods consumption, poorness, and loss of cultural identity.Therefore, Vanuatu is the country the most exposed to natural disasters in the world (cyclones, volcanic activity and earthquakes every year) and where visible effects of climate change such as erosion, sea rising, or fresh water access for example. This forces populations to adapt their lifestyle and increase dependency to international aids.Our community of Vao lives in a traditional way at the north-east of Malekula island, and represent over one hundred people, including over 40% of children under 15 years old.We are three project managers to represent this community, but every man and woman Vao is concerned about the project. Violaine, daughter of the chief of the tribe, has a diploma in Management of Tourism units from the university of Port Vila; Pierre, her husband, is an agronomic engineer and chairman of a consultant office working to develop organic and sustainable agriculture; and Cecilia, who the community adopted through custom, is a consultant in environment and health. The goal of this project is to create local micro economy allowing families of Vao to provide their essentials needs: school fees for the children, health costs, and the few materials and supplies than cannot be produced locally.School fees are the main outcome of the population of Vanuatu, and education of future generation is the most important issue of this beautiful country. In the grip of climate change and modification of lifestyle caused by globalisation, the country gradually suffer from the loss of cultural marks, accumulation of plastic waste and degradation of public health.Moreover, strong climate change forces the population of Vanuatu who has always been independent with food and building materials to look for solutions from outside and then depend on money: use of more resistant and sustainable materials to face cyclones getting stronger and stronger (cement, iron framework); and purchase of basic needs like rice, flour or water to survive to regular droughts over six months or climate disasters.Tourism is the main income of Vanuatu and tourist activities is developing fast. However, tourism has grown small in Malekula island, despite of two domestic airports and good road infrastructure. Reason is the lack of accommodations to welcome tourists because the locals don’t have the money to build them. However this island has plenty attractive features: white sand beaches, conserved underwater reefs, green and protected nature, cultural and traditional know-how. Tourism brings income to local communities and allows transmission of ancestral and custom knowledge to the visitors who come to witness it. But tourism which is badly managed can end up with a deterioration of landscapes and lifestyles. And so comes our project: instead of asking funds to support development of our community, we chose to insure a long-term income to support local and ancestral know-how like traditional cooking, custom dances, or natural carving and weaving for example. The families will then use this income to cover their basics needs (and stay living on their lands).Finally, building and managing this ecotourism structure will aim to lead example and can be used as a starting point to other similar projects around the country.This is why we have made this supporting fundraising: to ask you to help us gathering money, to allow this project to become real and help population of Vanuatu to keep their quality of living and lifestyle. On a long term basis, we can also develop resilience to face climate hazards in this fragile environment. Thanks to everyone for your help to build this ecotourism project and to support our community !
Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!! (El texto en Español abajo :))As you know most European countries are currently in total lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak, meaning that we cannot leave our homes for at least a month. The lockdown's impact is huge in every aspect of life, socially and economically, especially for those who are small business owners and cannot work from home. Cata is one of those owners and also one of my (our) dearest friends, and I want to help her as much as I can in this difficult time. ByKate openned 4 months ago and she put blood, sweat and tears to make it happen... With no fear and a smile on her face, you know typical Cata, always strong always happy. Sadly she had to close down and we don't know for how long, so today I'm trying to gather some money with all those who want and can help. With just 1-click you can contribute !* Give however much you want and you can. * The pot will close on in 2 weeks (3rd ofapril) * All the money will be tranfers to Cata's bank account. * Also, this is a surprise, organised by me and her parents, so please :) don't spoil it.Thank you, Fabian, Mariela, Vale y Cami. ------------------------ ¡Hola a todos, Como saben, la mayoría de los países europeos están actualmente en total bloqueo debido al brote de coronavirus, lo que significa que no podemos salir de nuestras casas durante al menos un mes. El impacto del bloqueo es enorme en todos los aspectos de la vida, social y económicamente, especialmente para aquellos que son propietarios de pequeñas empresas y no pueden trabajar desde casa. Cata es uno de esos proprietarios y también una de mis (nuestras) amigas más queridos, y quiero ayudarla tanto como pueda en este momento difícil. ByKate abrió hace 4 meses, Cata puso todo su esfuerzo para hacerlo realidad... Sin miedo y con una sonrisa en la cara, ya saben, como es Cata, siempre fuerte, siempre feliz. Lamentablemente tuvo que cerrar y no sabemos por cuánto tiempo, así que hoy estoy tratando de reunir algo de dinero con todos aquellos que quieran y puedan ayudar. - Da lo que quieras y puedas, no te preocupes !- Este link se cerrará en 2 semanas (3 de abril).- Todo el dinero será transferido a la cuenta bancaria de Cata.Además, es una sorpresa, organizada por mí y sus padres, así que por favor :) no lo estropees.¡Gracias, Fabian, Mariela, Vale y Cami.
Ce projet représente un nouveau départ pour nos loulous, un moyen de les mettre à l'abri, voilà pourquoi nous avons besoin de vous pour leur offrir un refuge aux normes où ils seront en sécurité ! Ceci est un appel à votre générosité, à votre grand coeur, pour la construction d'un refuge SAVE pour nos loulous. C'est la seule solution pour continuer à sauver les loulous de Roumanie de manière durable et à les rapatrier vers la Belgique/France où ils pourront vivre dignement. Sans vous, ce projet ne pourra pas aboutir ! Notre projet de construction - sur 1 hectare :Nous allons constuire notre refuge sur une parcelle d'un peu moins de 1000 m2 sur une colline, derrière le siège de l'association où nos loulous seront en sécurité. Nous devrons ensuite obtenir un permis d'urbanisme, une autorisation de l'Agence de protection de l'environnement et une autorisation de construire.Voici les différentes étapes de construction et les aménagements aux normes que nous prévoyons. Nous pourrons vous donner des éléments plus précis dès que nous aurons fait un cahier des charges avec notre entrepreneur. Aidez-nous à réaliser ce projet à taille humaine pour continuer à sauver des loulous de Roumanie ! Grâce à Vous, ce projet pourra voir le jour et nous pourrons continuer notre action dans la région : stérilisations, soins, vaccins, adoptions, et espérons-le à long terme, changement des mentalités. Merci pour votre soutien ! L'équipe de Save & Hope
Welcome to Claudine's Open Water Marathon money pot. We need your help!The first goal, the swimdress, was achieved.Next goal is to cost her participation 28-30th/June at the 3rd stage of the brazillian Open Water Championship in Fortaleza with competitions of 5 and 10km.Sejam bem vindo na campanha de Claudine de Maratonas de Águas Abertas.Precisamos a sua ajuda!A primeira etapa, a compra de um novo traje Arena R-Evo foi alcançado.A proxima meta é de custear a participação de CLaudine na 2a etapa dop campeonato brasileiro de maratonas aguáticas, 28-30/Junho em Fortaleza com competições de 10K e de 5K. Já conseguimos uma ajuda na passagem e estamos quase lá. Qualquer doação de 5 ou 10 Euro já fará uma grande diferença.Herzlich Willkommen auf Claudine's Frei Waserr Schwimmen Money Pot.Wir brauchen weiterhin Ihre Hilfe!Das erste Ziel, ein neuer tecnhischer Badeanzug Arena R-Evo für Freiwasser haben wir mit Ihrer Hilfe erreicht.Das nächste Ziel sind die Kosten um an der 3. Etappe der Brasilianische Frei Wasser Maraton Meisterschaft, 28-30/06 in Fortaleza mit Wettbewerben vom 5km und 10km, teil zu nehmen. Jede Hilfe von 5, 10, 30 oder 50 Euro is herzlich willkommen. Für die Flugtickets haben wir bereits eine Spende von Flumeilen erhalten. Es fehlt nicht mehr viel! Claudine, a 16yrs old brazilian open water marathon swimmer needs your help to continue competing at the brazilian national championship.Click to make a contribution.* Any donations, regardless of size are really appreciated;* You can as well donate miles from your mileage frequent flyer program;* You can as well send her competition tech suits and training aids;* All payments are secure.Claudine is a 16years old girl who lives with her German/Luxembourgian father, a University Professor, and her 9 years old brother in Brazil. She is an Open Water Marathon athlete and started competing in Open Water with 9yrs, having been regional champion in her age category since 2012. 2017 she participates for the first time in the Brazilian Open Water elite category, "O Campeonato Brasileiro". After the 1st competition, she was ranked 5th in her category. She finnished as 2nd in the brazillian championship 2017 and 2018, 6 time regional champion and 2017 and 2018 winner in her category and 2nd with the adults at the "Travessia Mar Grande TBTS, a 12-15km channel crossing.Claudine trains hard for to be competitive. She wants to be part of the German or Brazilian Open Water Marathon team at the 2024 Olympics. Monday to Friday, she trains 2,5hrs from 14:30-17:00 in the pool at her college, the Salesiano Dom Bosco in Salvador-Bahia with world champion Ana Marcela Cunha former trainer, Baixinho.3 times the week she does extra sessions with her father from 06:00-06:50 before entering the classroom.Twice week, she she works out at the yachclub of Bahia, her new clubn since 2019, in the late afternoon at home.At the weekend and during holidays, she does another 3-4hrs training each day (5-7km) at the Piatã beach, completing 26hrs of training, swimming over 50km, per week. After Brazilian economic crisis, she lost several institutional supporters and needs your help to continue to compete. The championship is composed by 6-8 open water competitions + 3-4 regional competitions in the pool, some over 3.000km from where she lives. Additional, there are another 10-12 local open Water competitions and 10 local competitions per year in the pool.This means, staying in simple hostels, she spends at least Euro 1.000,00 per competition, adding up to 9.000,00-12.000,00 Euro/year traveling. Additional to the travel expenses, she needs competition swimwear (2.000,00Euro/year), goggles and training aids (500,00Euro/year), nutritional supplements (1.200,00 Euro/year) and pays at least 800,00 Euro/year for register fees. This adds up with extra expenses and local transport to over 15.000,00 Euro/year.Please help Claudine to continue her promising career!How can you help us:* Donating, Clicking the button;* Spreading the word, forwarding this project;* Leaving an encouraging message for her;* Buying flight tickets for her with your frequent flyer milage;* Ordering training aids and or competition suits and sending it to her;* Ordering in Brazil nutritional complements for her.As a simple gesture of gratefulness, Claudine will send at the end of the year the swim caps, she receives at the official open water competitions, to 6-8 of her supporters, chosen by a lottery. Thank you!
Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues: Firstly , I would like to personally appreciate those have contributed to marathon in honor of Hamed. As promised I have more update on fund raising in honor of his memory. My parents will double the amount of collected money and they are planning to open a small heath care provider system under Hamed’s name for children in shelter homes in the city of Tehran. Your contribution will help with initiation opening cost. We will send you more update through working progress.I have 3 more weeks to the Marathon and training is underway. Appreciate your positive thoughts and energy! You never left us Hamed! Thank you all, Elie
A few days ago a fire destroyed the camp of Moria where more than 13000 people lived. Most refugees end up on the streets around Mytilene, where they are blocked by the police. They don't have access to food or drinkable water so they need our help urgently. We are gathering money to buy and prepare food for them. We have already cooked for 1000 people and will continue to do so until it is no longer necessary.
Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!Dragi colegi haideti sa facem impreuna un act bun pentru copiii cu cancer, sa donam fiecare cate 30 de euro(un detartraj) sau mai mult,fiecare cat poate,asociatiei MagiCamp Romania. Au facut lucruri deosebite iar activitatea lor o puteti urmari pe Facebook.Donatia o voi face publica din partea grupului de dentisti romani din Franta si as dori sa ne strangem cat mai multi.Suntem 865 persoane pe grup.Haideti ca se poate!
Please help us getting through the corona virus crisis !! My name is Marc Pomel, Managing Director of MALDIVES PASSIONS Dive School, on the local island of Maafushi. MALDIVES PASSIONS Pvt, Ltd. has been registered as a company in July 2011, and was the achievement of a dream made 9 years previously by myself & Adham, my Maldivian business partner. This dream was made possible thanks to a new policy from the Maldivian government (back in 2008) promoting a new type of tourism, based on local islands instead of private resort islands. On local islands, you could be in contact with the population, interacting with them, sampling the authentic Maldivian culture and making sure that every single dollar you spent would benefit the locals instead of some big international resort companies.MALDIVES PASSIONS was the 1st dive school to open in Maafushi, the 1st ever local island to embrace local tourism. For almost 9 years, we managed to be ranked #1 attraction by TRIPADVISOR, to be the Award Winner of TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY, and to be the "Learning Experience of the Year" by LTG GLOBAL AWARDS. During this time, we also got deeply involved with the local community, bringing countless unemployed youngsters to diving professional level, conducting regular beach & lagoon clean-ups with school kids & tourists, organizing fundraising for the local school, setting-up numerous marine environment awareness program (with both kids & adults), and creating a coral growing project in Maafushi’s lagoon in conjunction with the Island Council. Unfortunately, all this is now in jeopardy, due to the current pandemic. The international airport was closed from the 19th of March with the whole country fully quarantined, and small business like us left high & dry with no income & no help whatsoever from the government. Furthermore, we had to move to a new place early in February, thus facing significant costs & expenses in the relocating process. All those factors contributed to the fact that ran out of money, so from last April onward, we were not able to pay our staff anymore. We had to temporarily lay off some of them, who returned to their home islands & families already, but 4 of our staffs (with no other place to go) were forced to remain with us in Maafushi. Although we can't give them any salary, we are still trying to bear the cost for their accommodations, food, and the utility bills (water, electricity & internet). Therefore, I am humbly requesting your help to face those expenses until business resume (supposedly on the 1st of November), and until we financially stable enough once more. Here is a breakdown of the incurred costs for your information: * Food cost is 170 USD/person/month for a total of 680 USD* Accommodation discounted rent rate is 550 USD per month* Average monthly water bill is around 330 USD, and electricity is about 260 USD.* Internet fee is 70 USD/month Therefore, we are looking at a grand total of 1890 USD/ month. Please, help us to keep the dream alive, as without you, we will be forced to sell everything & close down MALDIVES PASSIONS permanently. Anything you can spare & give will be very much appreciated, no matter how small your contribution. To show you our gratitude, and as a small gesture of recognition, we will be glad to offer a free fun dive, and an additional 10% discount to any contributor coming to Maafushi. Thank you very much for your help & kind consideration. Warmest Regards.Marc Pomel & team.
Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can help Mohamed who is in need to cover his medical expenses, get back on their feet and re-found his smile. Three months ago, Mohamed lost the function of his kidneys. Today, he is alive thanks to a dialysis machine. I met him in Qatar three years ago at work, he was in good health and nothing predicted that he would suddenly lose the function of his kidneys. In 2019, he went back to his home country, Bangladesh and since we have been in touch. Today he called me to help him to raise fund to cover his medical expenses. The medical costs are €22,300; however, he needs only a part of this amount i.e. €15,000. He was able to collect from his family and friends €7,300. The good news, he found a compatible donor and clinic tests will be done first week of October. The transplantation operation is planned in November 2020. This transplantation is critical, as he cannot afford to use eternally to stay alive with the help of this device. His modest family cannot assume the dialysis costs for a long time. So as you understand we have a very short time to raise fund of the remaining amount as November is around the corner.I am calling to your generosity in order to help Mohamed get back on their feet and re-found his smile. Give whatever you want.All payments are 100% secure.Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent! Thanks a lot in advance for him.
Hi everyone, Feel free to help us way the production of the independent documentary 'Disappear - cover your online tracks'.You can make a contribution here. 'Disappear' is an independent documentary film questioning digital self-defense and means to take back control of our online privacy. Check out our presentation teaser here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1587081065/disappear-the-documentary 'Disappear' is a sequel to 'Nothing to Hide', released under a Creative Commons NC license.Trailer (ENG): https://vimeo.com/185535526Nothing to Hide (Full movie, English): https://vimeo.com/189016018Nothing to Hide (Full movie, French): https://vimeo.com/193515863Nothing to Hide (Full movie, German): https://vimeo.com/195446463 FRANCE 24 (1): "Very interesting documentary, it will get you thinking"FORBES (2): "Rich, well-written and eye-opening"LES INROCKS (3): "A captivating documentary" Help us empower privacy and online freedoms! Thank you in advance, the 'Disappear' Team (1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEzb51_xNg0&t=7m13s(2) https://www.forbes.fr/technologie/surveillance-de-masse-nothing-to-hide/https://usbeketrica.com/article/pourquoi-n-avoir-rien-a-cacher-n-est-pas-une-raison-pour-accepter-la-surveillance-de-masse(3) http://www.lesinrocks.com/2017/09/09/cinema/nothing-hide-pourquoi-ce-docu-sur-la-surveillance-de-masse-nous-concerne-t-il-tous-11983255/
Cari,Ricevete questa mia lettera perchè ho fiducia in voi, e voi in me, e so di poter aprire il mio cuore e raccontarvi quanto sto per scrivere. Il 19 giugno 2002, una Rosa si è spezzata cadendo dalla scala che conduce ai binari della stazione Roma Nomentana. Rosa, nostra madre, ha lasciato un vuoto in me e nei miei fratelli, aveva 59 anni. Vi potrei raccontare di questa Rosa, di una donna gentile, umile ma forte, che ha cresciuto da sola i suoi tre figli in una vita di impegno e lavoro. Rosa, come tutte le mamme, aveva dei progetti. Sognava di aiutare una figlia, Giancarla, in difficoltà, con tre bambini e un marito violento da cui si stava separando. Desiderava assistere alla Laurea della sua seconda figlia, Barbara. Sperava un futuro più certo per Cesare , che non aveva voluto studiare.Chissà quale è stato il suo ultimo pensiero, forse noi figli? i nipotini? e poi quella scala su cui si è spenta la sua vita e ha portato via ogni sogno. Quel giorno, 19 giugno 2002, Rosa stava tornando a casa dal lavoro.Il ricordo di una telefonata da parte di una vicina che aveva saputo da altri pendolari e che racconta "solo" di una caduta in stazione, sulle scale metalliche di Roma Nomentana.Una delle viti fuoriusciva troppo dal rivestimento metallico della scala. Proprio su quel gradino, accanto alla vite, venne ritrovata la scarpa di mia madre Rosa, lei, il suo corpo, qualche gradino più sotto. Una corsa in ambulanza già esanime. Una corsa verso l'ospedale, il Sandro Pertini, la speranza, poi il nulla. Al nostro arrivo quella meravigliosa Rosa si era spenta. Neppure un ultimo saluto. Solo dolore, vuoto, senso di impotenza. Il sopralluogo dei carabinieri rilevò quella vite che non avrebbe dovuto fuoriuscire, evidenza di una non idonea manutenzione e scarsa cura nella gestione, affinché non vi siano pericoli per i viaggiatori. Oggi. Dopo 17 anni, un altro dolore sta colpendo noi tre figli e orfani di Rosa. La giustizia, i tribunali, la burocrazia, non guardano ai dolori e ai sogni infranti. In tribunale i morti non hanno voce. Ed è così che oggi, secondo una sentenza che non comprendo, dovremmo essere noi tre figli di Rosa a risarcire per quell'incidente. Vi chiedo dunque con urgenza un aiuto. Per noi è un nuovo momento di sconforto, di dolore e di grande senso di impotenza. Molti di voi già lo sanno, ci conosciamo da molto, lavoro da quando avevo 16 anni, per pagare gli studi e aiutare mia madre. Quando ho iniziato a lavorare stabilmente, dopo la laurea, sono stata sempre un sostegno per i miei fratelli e i miei nipoti. Non è stato semplice soprattutto perchè non potevo contare su nessun altro. La somma da risarcire è importante ed ho deciso di chiedere supporto a Voi, a chi mi conosce. Dobbiamo risarcire le spese legali per un valore di 15.000€ (inizialmente erano 29.000€ la Società ha accettato di limitare alle effettive spese legali e rinunciare ai 'maggiori oneri') Da parte mia, ho chiesto alla Società che la somma resa venga poi data in donazione, non possono rinunciare a chiederci il dovuto ma possono decidere poi di effettuare una donazione pari ai 15.000€ da risarcire. Vorrei che tutto questo si trasformasse in un aiuto per una Casa Famiglia, con madri in difficoltà (proprio come la mia Rosa). In questo modo il dolore e il ricordo di nostra madre diverrebbe un atto di amore e l'inizio per un altro sogno Condivido con Voi che se avessi avuto mai un risarcimento per la nostra Rosa spezzata avrei realizzato un progetto, Villa Rosa, una casa famiglia in onore di nostra madre. Ciascuno può fare la differenza. Voi potete fare la differenza aiutandomi con questa mia raccolta fondi. GRAZIE DI CUORE! Barbara_____________________________Dear all, you are receiving this letter because I trust you, and you trust me, and I know I can open my heart and share with you what I am going to write. On June 19, 2002, a Rose has been cut by falling from a poorly maintained staircase leading to the tracks of the Roma Nomentana railways station. Rose, our mother, left a void in me and my siblings, she was 59 years old. I could tell you about this Rose, a kind, humble but strong woman, who raised her three children on her own throughout a life of commitment and work. Rose, like all mothers, had plans. She dreamed of helping a daughter, Giancarla, in difficulty, with three children and a violent husband from whom she was separating. She wanted to attend the graduation of his second daughter, Barbara. She hoped for a more certain future for Cesare, who had decided to quit school. Who knows what her last thought was, maybe she thought of us, her children? Of her grandchildren? And then that staircase, that took from her her life and all her dreams. Today, after 17 years, another struggle is affecting us three children, Rose's orphans. Justice, courts, bureaucracy, do not care about sorrow and broken dreams. In a trial the departed have no voice. And so it happens that today, according to a sentence that I do not understand, it's us, Rose's three children, who have to pay for that accident. I therefore ask you for your help. For us it is a new moment of discouragement, sorrow, grief, and we feel neglected and powerless. On my side, I asked the involved company we have to financially compensate to eventually donate this sum to a charity organization. This sum amounts to € 15,000, that they reclaim to cover the legal expenses they had due to the trial we children lost against them. I wish all this would turn into a support to a Family Home helping mothers in difficulty (just like my Rosa). In this way the grief and memory of our mother would become an act of love and the beginning of another dream. But before getting to this point, we children have to collect the 15.000€ that the company is claiming from us. Be sure that if we had won the trial and if we had received a financial compensation for our broken Rose, this is what we would have done: starting a project, 'Villa Rosa', a family home in honor of our mother. Each of you can make a difference. You can make a difference by helping me and my family with this fundraiser. Thank you!BARBARA
Je suis chef de cuisine, traiteur et je partage mon savoir faire. Nous souhaitons offrir un bon repas fait maison aux personnes vivant dans les rues de notre quartier. Le projet aujourd’hui : * Pour une période de 45 jours au moins (nous avons commencés le 20 mars 2020), nous souhaitons distribuer bénévolement dans notre quartier (Bourse, Châtelet, Palais-Royal) des repas cuisinés dans ma cuisine, avec l’aide de vos généreuses contributions. Philippe, sympathique coursier à vélo, s’occupe de la distribution, je cuisine et gère le projet. * Je prépare des recettes que j’affectionne : faciles à cuisiner, peu couteuses, avec des goûts que l’on aime tous. Un plat de coquillettes au fromage, des œufs mollets, un gâteau moelleux au chocolat, des choses saines, gourmandes qui tiennent au corps parce qu'il fait encore froid la nuit... * Afin de répondre au mieux à la pandémie du Covid-19, j’ai mis en place un protocole d’hygiène strict, afin d’assurer une préparation sans contagion directe ou croisée. * Je partage mon protocole et la mise en place du projet avec toutes les personnes désireuses d’entreprendre un projet similaire dans son quartier, où qu’elles soient dans le monde. Offrir ne serait-ce qu’un repas à une personne vivant dehors, ça fait du bien ! N'hésitez pas à me demander comment j'ai commancé, j'ai déja deux supers recrues Sophie qui fait des repas tous les jours dans son quartier du 9e vers Gare du Nord et bientot Théophile dans son quartier du 19e, souhaite distribuer des sandwichs et des gâteaux qu'il fera dans son nouveau moule.... Qu’est-ce que vous financez ? Je dépense environ 350 euros par semaine, parfois un peu plus, avec des oeufs en chocolat pour le weekend de Pâcques qui arrive au moment ou je vous écris...... Des matières premières : * Périssables : légumes et fruits de saison, comme des broccolis, poireaux, blettes, carottes, la fin des clémentines, des pommes pour faire des gâteaux, via le fournisseur Charraire, à qui je passe commande une fois par semaine et qui livre à ma porte, ainsi que des produits laitiers tels que le beurre, le fromage ou le lait. * Moins périssables : pâtes, riz, lentilles, farine, sucre, œufs, chocolat, via franprix.fr qui livre dans l’heure au pied de ma porte. Du packaging : * Des boites en carton biodégradable, livrées par transporteur chaque semaine, par la société Unikeco. * Des couverts en bambou, des serviettes en papier recyclé, des gants en plastique, parfois des sachets de mouchoirs, du savon pour ceux qui en demandent... Un service de café : * Je prépare du café filtre issu du commerce équitable, (1 L par jour pour l’instant) avec des petits chocolats, du sucre en poudre et des gobelets. Le projet demain : Créer un programme pour récupérer des denrées périssables et non-périssables auprès de restaurateurs parisiens, de fournisseurs professionnels de la restauration, dont ils n’ont plus l’usage ou qu’ils souhaitent donner, et les transformer en bons repas pour les personnes sans-abris à Paris. La création d’une association, fonctionnant à l’aide de dons de proches, d’amis, de collaborateurs, de citoyens anonymes, de voisins, etc. Par ce projet, je souhaite m’investir dans l’aide aux personnes démunies et dans la création de liens et d’initiatives entre le plus grand nombre, à une échelle locale. Merci pour votre solidarité et votre soutien !N'hésitez pas à écrire un message pour toutes questions. Alix Lacloche
HELP! No help for severely disabled during COVID19.This post is NOT about the Coronavirus, but about how the system may withdraw help from the weakest citizens.While @Xavier Bettel promises unlimited resources to cover those who will fall out of their jobs due to COVID19, severely handicapped and the weakest citizens lose all help, regardless of their individual situation, condition and dependence.I express my gratitude towards the public initiatives during the pandemic and I am sincerely happy for those who will get financial aid in case of employment termination.So, briefly, here’s what I’m talking about:My uncle, @Martin, suffered a massive brain stroke in November 2018. The stroke was *not* threated by the Robert Schuman Hospital that Martin was taken to. Martin was left paralyzed down through his left side and with severe cognitive damages. Essentially Martin’s wife Anne and his four kids lost him that day. Martin is not even remotely the same person anymore.After being left untreated under miserable conditions at the hospital for a month, Martin was transferred to the Rehazenter. I have previously written about the conditions at the hospital and Rehazenter here: lux-patient.com, and won’t get into the details of the disastrous conditions at the two institutions.*I would however like to underline, that Martin was declared traumatized by his stay at the Rehazenter.*-> This means, that the conditions were so extremely miserable at the Rehazenter, that Martin’s condition as a patient not only declined severely, but additional damage was added to his brain.Martin received 2 months of rehabilitation in Denmark. One of the two months spent de-traumatizing him... After the two months, Martin was dispatched with a comprehensive report explaining his needs as a patient and how he should receive further treatment. The conclusion of the report is clear - Martin still needs intensive rehabilitation in order to be able to live the rest of his life at an acceptable standard. Acceptable standard defined by being able to walk or go to the toilet for example.Martin has been home in Luxembourg since August and has not received rehabilitation since then. Myself and Anne was taking care of Martin at home throughout August and September - the report *clearly* states that Martin needed help 24/7. Practically this means that he needs a team of nurses around him, as well as physiotherapists, ergo therapists, a psychologist and/or psychiatrist and a doctor with neuroscientific knowledge.Despite the urgency, we were not able to get a meeting with Assurance Dependance before October.The amount of responsibility for such a weak patient, with such needs, is beyond comprehensible. My aunt Anne is doing blood tests, regulating blood thinning medicine and all other medications for Martin.After tasting the mud of rock bottom, we at least got some help assigned by Assurance Dependence and by the end of 2019 Martin could start going to a daycare facility in Rollingergrund. *This help has been withdrawn with effect from march 17th, 2020.*Martin hasn’t had a shower for almost a week now. Martin has still not had a chance to rehabilitate. Anne is taking care of Martin 24/7, while trying to homeschool their 3/4 kids who are still in school. No help is provided.ZERO.I would like to underline, that we have not received ANY proactive help from the authorities. This includes any and all doctors we have been in touch with and the health authorities / CNS.You must fight for what you are entitled to by law and you must figure that out yourself. No guidance has been offered at ANY point since November 2018. We had to proactive ask for information about the stroke itself, the further process, what could be done etc.On top of the described problems, there’s no help to get from any authority. We have contacted every instance we could, as well as the Family minister, who referred back to the Rehazenter for help.As a patient, you have a LOT of additional expenses and the public coverage does not correspond to your normal salary, so effectively it means that you will have much less cash available.Now, one should think, that the loss of a husband and father to 4 should be more than enough to work with and that financial troubles should be the least to worry about.This is not the case in this country. Should you be as unlucky as my uncle, Martin, you WILL have a reduced income and much higher expenses.The social authorities cannot offer any help financially, as we are too well off. They recommend that we move out of the country, regardless of 3 of the 4 children being born and raised here.The banks wont extend credit as we are way too poor.The European school will not offer ANY deduction in their school fees. Changing school wouldbe incredible hard for the youngest kids and they would lose 2 years of their respective life’s due to the new language they’d need to adapt to.The insurance has covered absolutely nothing during all this. And I can list example after example.Now, what undeniably will happen, UNLESS something is being done, is that my family will be forced out of the country due to the lack of help from the government, despite contributing to the society for almost 20 years.This would mean that Anne and her 4 kids have lost their husband and father, that the kids will have to change school during their grief and give up 2 years of their life, the family will be forced to leave their home and attempt to successfully move WHILE taking care of a 24/7 patient who needs intensive rehabilitation AND homeschooling 3 kids. This isn’t possible.Let me get to my final words for this round.Imagine yourself in the same situation. Imagine that your spouse, or child, or parent suffers a massive stroke and you would have to go through the same. Imagine, if you had to see your dearest being unable to move or speak, yet being severely mistreated. Imagine loosing your home and telling your children, that they’d have to move school knowing that it costs 2 years of their lives.It’s a horrible thought... and living it is worse.We have literally tried to seek help from the authorities in ANY way possible and we don’t know how to get help at this point.Here’s what you can do to help us:* You can share this post to spread the word* Those who would like to help us financially can donate through this link: https://www.leetchi.com/c/martinveiseThe fundraiser has been requested by several friends of the family. We are forever grateful for the support that you are all giving. This is bright light during dark times. Lastly, I’d like to mention, that the during the last meeting we had with a social worker, it was proposed that we have friends or family take care of Martin on weekends, so that Anne and the KIDS?! Could work. The youngest boys are 12 years of age. We reminded her that we live in 2020 and not 1920 and she then took that back. She had absolutely no words or advice to give. This clearly suggest how dire this situation is...The above is me objectively documenting our situation. I am working on a comprehensive complaint to the court of human rights as well as the EU. This entails detailed information and documentation as well as evidence supporting the potential breaches of law.My recommendation: Hedge yourself. This is real and can happen to anyone.My sincerest gratitude and appreciation towards those who decided to help and especially those who continue to provide help!
Dear everyone, As some of you may know, Jeremy, one of my colleagues, has been suffering from chronic illness and physical pain for 2 years, which has greatly impacted all aspects of his life, that of his wife Cyrielle and their 2 daughters Shannon and Margaux. After seeing many doctors (over 100 medical appointments), doing many tests and investigations, and being hospitalised twice, he was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2017. Lyme disease is a tick borne infectious disease which affects many parts and systems of the body and can create severe and chronic symptoms when not treated early. We all hope the treatment he started in 2017 will be able to help him. He is unable to work at present, which is impacting his family in addition to the expensive medical costs already incurred so far. I have therefore created this fundraising page for all those of you who would like to help Jeremy and his family. Please share this page with all those who you feel may wish to donate. Any donations will be greatly appreciated, Thank you very much, Kiara Van Maele Bonjour à tous, Comme certains d'entre vous le savent, Jeremy, l'un de mes collègues, souffre depuis 2 ans de multiples symptomes et douleurs physiques. Tous les aspects de sa vie sont affectés, ainsi que celle de sa femme Cyrielle, et ses filles Shannon et Margaux. Après avoir vu nombreux médecins et spécialistes (plus de 100 rendez vous médicaux), fait multiples examens médicaux, et 2 hospitalisations, il a été diagnostiqué avec la maladie de Lyme en 2017. La maladie de Lyme est une maladie infectieuse transmise par piqure de tique, qui affecte nombreux systèmes et parties du corps et peut créer des symptomes sévères et chroniques lorsqu'elle n'est pas traitée rapidement. Nous espérons tous que le traitement qu'il a commencé en 2017 pourra l'aider. Son incapacité à travailler à cause de la maladie, ainsi que les couts médicaux importants, affectent sa famille.J'ai donc crée cette page de soutient pour tous ceux qui souhaitent aider Jeremy et sa famille.Merci de partager cette page avec tous ceux qui souhaiterais contribuer. Toute donation sera grandement appréciée. Un grand merci à vous, Kiara Van Maele