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Help fund a cochlear implant surgery for 18 month old baby

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

971 contributors

€1,247.20 collected

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Marco & Thijs - Bike4Kika

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

59 contributors

€8,512 collected

Fatemeh's tuition fee

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

77 contributors

€2,956 collected

49%

CORONAVIRUS:CAGNOTTE PERSONNEL HOSPITALIER SUISSE

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!

24 contributors

€3,896 collected

Donation for food preparation

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.

207 contributors

€8,571 collected

Sauvons le Musée de l'Eventail - Atelier Anne Hoguet

Sauvons le Musée de l'Eventail - Atelier Anne Hoguet

L’atelier Hoguet - Musée de l’Éventail risque de disparaître à cause de la crise du COVID-19. J'ai besoin de votre aide pour sauver ce patrimoine unique.Texte en 🇫🇷 ci-dessous / text in 🇬🇧 belowDéjà fragilisé par un loyer élevé, la crise sanitaire a porté un coup très dur à l’activité de l’atelier et du musée. Des arriérés de loyers ont amené le bailleur à signifier un commandement à payer de 117 000€ avec menace d’expulsion et de saisie des biens, ce qui mènerait à la disparition de ce fonds patrimonial unique, témoignage culturel et illustration du savoir-faire français.N’hésitez pas à partager le lien vers cette cagnotte pour atteindre ce montant.Pour signer la pétition et interpeller la mairie de Paris, propriétaire de l’immeuble>>> LIEN VERS LA PÉTITION SUR CHANGE.ORG Pour vous remercier de votre contribution à la cagnotte,nous vous offrons la visite virtuelle du Musée de l’Eventail (petit aperçu en vidéo) !>>> LIEN VERS LA VISITE VIRTUELLE Bonne visite 🇫🇷A la Belle Epoque, le quartier des grands boulevards vibrait au son des cafés-concerts et des théâtres. L’éventail y avait une place de choix et les fabricants y avaient installé leurs ateliers.En 1879 , Joseph Hoguet Duroyaume, tabletier, crée son atelier de monture d’éventails dans l’Oise ; tandis qu’en 1893 les éventaillistes Lepault et Debergue créent un véritable écrin au 2 Bd de Strasbourg à Paris : la salle d’exposition et de vente du Musée.En 1960, Hervé Hoguet, petit-fils de Joseph, achète la maison Ernest Kees, célèbre éventailliste s’étant associé aux précédents.En 1993, avec le concours d’une association de passionnés, le Musée de l’éventail s’est ouvert à cette même adresse, autour du salon, classé Monument Historique depuis 2004, et d’une collection exceptionnelle aussi bien en éventails qu’en fonds d’atelier comprenant, outils, archives et documents uniques en Europe.Depuis 2020, le métier d’éventailliste est inscrit а l’inventaire national du « Patrimoine culturel immatériel en France ».C’est pourquoi je me permets de solliciter votre aide afin de trouver une solution pérenne pour sauver ce patrimoine unique.En vous remerciant par avance de tout ce qu’il vous sera possible de faire.Anne Hoguet🇬🇧The Hoguet workshop - Musée de l'Eventail is in danger due to the COVID-19 crisis. I need your help to save this unique heritage.Already weakened by high rents, the health crisis has dealt a severe blow to the activity of the workshop and the museum. Arrears of rents led the lessor to serve an order to pay of 117,000 € with threat of eviction and seizure of property, which would lead to the disappearance of this unique heritage fund, cultural testimony and illustration of French know-how.Do not hesitate to share the link to this money pot to reach this amount. To thank you for your contribution, we offer you the virtual tour of the Fan Museum (video sneak peek above)!>>> LINK TO VIRTUAL TOUR Enjoy the visit During the Belle Epoque, the Grands Boulevards district vibrated to the sound of café-concerts and theaters. The fan had pride of place there and the manufacturers had set up their workshops there.In 1879, Joseph Hoguet Duroyaume, tablet maker, set up his fan-mounting workshop in Oise; while in 1893 the fan makers Lepault and Debergue created a real showroom at 2 Bd de Strasbourg in Paris: the museum's exhibition and sales room.In 1960, Hervé Hoguet, Joseph's grandson, bought the house of Ernest Kees, a famous fan-maker who had joined the previous ones.In 1993, with the help of an association of enthusiasts, the Fan Museum opened at the same address, around the showroom, classified as a Historic Monument since 2004, and an exceptional collection both in fans and in studio funds including tools, archives and documents unique in Europe.Since 2020, the profession of fan-maker has been included in the national inventory of "Intangible cultural heritage in France".This is why I take the liberty of asking for your help in order to find a lasting solution to save this unique heritage.Thanking you in advance for everything you can do.Anne Hoguet

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Help fund a cochlear implant surgery for 18 month old baby

Help fund a cochlear implant surgery for 18 month old baby

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

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€1,247.20

4%
CORONAVIRUS:CAGNOTTE PERSONNEL HOSPITALIER SUISSE

CORONAVIRUS:CAGNOTTE PERSONNEL HOSPITALIER SUISSE

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!

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Natasha's Atlantic Dream

Natasha's Atlantic Dream

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!

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Support for Aelfin Michel

Support for Aelfin Michel

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

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VAO BUNGALOW, an ecotourism project to support an isolated community in Vanuatu

VAO BUNGALOW, an ecotourism project to support an isolated community in Vanuatu

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 !

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Ayuda a ByKate en las épocas del COVID

Ayuda a ByKate en las épocas del COVID

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.

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CONSTRUCTION DU REFUGE SAVE POUR LES LOULOUS

CONSTRUCTION DU REFUGE SAVE POUR LES LOULOUS

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

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Brazilian athlete fund raising

Brazilian athlete fund raising

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!

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Bringt Peter Fahrradmeter

Bringt Peter Fahrradmeter

Liebe Radsportfreunde, liebe Freunde, liebe Unterstützer, Seit über 10 Jahren sitzt unser 17-jähriger Peter bereits auf dem Rennrad. Der 13. April 2021 veränderte sein und unser Leben schlagartig. Bei einer Trainingsausfahrt am Nachmittag wurde er auf der Landstraße von einem Auto erfasst. Dabei erlitt er ein schweres Schädelhirntrauma. Bei Eintreffen der Rettungskräfte befand er sich aufgrund der schweren Hirnverletzungen bereits im Koma.Seit nunmehr 3 Wochen liegt er im künstlichen Koma und bestreitet seinen bisher schwersten Wettkampf.Nach Hirnsonde und mehrfachen medizinischen Komplikationen, zeichnet sich ab, dass er durch seine schweren Kopfverletzungen nur durch eine spezielle, langwierige Reha wieder zurück in sein noch junges Leben finden kann.Die neue Situation wird uns als Familie und speziell Peter vor große mentale, zeitliche und vor allem finanzielle Herausforderungen stellen, weshalb wir eure Unterstützung benötigen.In den vergangenen Wochen erreichten uns einige Anfragen, wie geholfen werden kann.Mit dieser Spendenaktion, bieten wir euch die Möglichkeit, einen Beitrag zu leisten, dass Peter ́s Leben wieder "Fahrt" aufnimmt. Vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung.Hinweise:Spenden per PayPal bitte an +4917646163569 - diese werden dann im Namen des Spenders dem Spendenkonto hinzugefügt Der Link öffnet die europäische Seite von Leetchi. Sobald ihr die Sprache am Ende der Seite anpasst, ist neben der Zahlung per VISA und MasterCard, auch eine Spende über giropay und Klarna Sofortüberweisung möglich.

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GEGEN Sexkaufverbot FÜR mehr Arbeitsrechte

GEGEN Sexkaufverbot FÜR mehr Arbeitsrechte

Politische Arbeit braucht ein finanzielles Grundgerüst - Spende jetzt!Die Themen Freierbestrafung, Sexkaufverbot und „Schwedisches Modell“ gingen im letzten Jahr wieder verstärkt durch die Medien. Die Forderungen nach einem solchen Sexkaufverbot für Deutschland werden mit wirkmächtigen Bildern von verletzlichen und geschundenen Frauen beworben. Sie prägen sich ein. Angeblich soll eine Heerschar osteuropäischer junger Frauen hier versklavt und unter schlimmen Bedingungen zur Prostitution gezwungen werden.Das Problem? Es gibt keine Belege für diese und ähnliche Behauptungen von Prostitutionsgegner*innen.Der Großteil der Sexarbeiter*innen lehnt eine Bestrafung ihrer Kund*innen und damit ein faktisches Arbeitsverbot strikt ab.Wir als Berufsverband haben im letzten Jahr sehr viel Zeit und Energie dafür aufwenden müssen, um die einseitige Betrachtung von Sexarbeit richtig zu stellen.Unsere Bemühungen haben auch Früchte getragen: Sexarbeit bzw. Prostitution wird in der öffentlichen Meinung und der Politik zusehends sachlicher betrachtet.Warum ist diese Spendenkampagne dann gerade trotzdem so notwendig?Nun, die Kuh ist noch nicht vom Eis. Mit der Evaluation des ProstituiertenSchutzGesetzes wird das Thema „Sexkaufverbot/Schwedisches Modell“ garantiert wieder hochkochen. Unsere Verbandsmitglieder engagieren sich mit großer Mehrheit ehrenamtlich für die Rechte von Sexarbeitenden. Sie müssen ständig kräftezehrende Auseinandersetzungen mit Prostitutionsgegner*innen führen, die die Lösung aller Probleme in der Abschaffung unseres Berufsstandes sehen.Oft sind die Fronten so verhärtet, dass gar kein Dialog mehr möglich ist.Wir vom BesD wollen stattdessen lieber praktikable Alternativen zum Schwedischen Modell (und zum ProstituiertenSchutzGesetz!) miterarbeiten. Wir wollen unsere Energie verstärkt in die Lösung der wirklichen Problemen in und um unserer Branche stecken. Und auch wir wollen, dass Menschenhandel und Ausbeutung eingedämmt wird.Doch unsere Kapazitäten sind erschöpft. Um effektiv an einigen wichtigen Themen arbeiten zu können, die bisher zu kurz kommen, brauchen wir schlicht finanzielle Unterstützung.Wofür wird das Spendengeld verwendet?Neben der erwähnten Mitarbeit an Alternativen zum Schwedischen Modell und ProstSchG, würden wir gerne auch die folgenden wichtigen Themen als Verband angehen:* Umstieg aus der Sexarbeit: Wir wollen unsere Expertise in Konzepte für Aus- und Umstiegsprojekte, für diejenigen, die nicht in der Sexarbeit bleiben wollen, einbringen. 2021 wird das Familienministerium hierzu ein Modellprojekt in 2021 auf den Weg bringen.* Menschenhandel: Wir wollen eine Arbeitsgruppe zu diesem Thema aufbauen, die mit Expert*innen zusammenarbeitet.* Arbeitsplatz Straßenstrich: Wir wollen an sinnvollen Umgestaltungen und besseren Arbeitsbedingungen auf den Straßenstrichen mitarbeiten.* Genossenschaftsbordelle: Wir wollen Modelle für Genossenschaftsbordelle erarbeiten - ohne dabei die klassischen Bordelle in Frage zu stellen. Gutgeführte Prostitutionsstätten sind wertvolle Arbeitsplätze!* Öffentlichkeitsarbeit: Wir wollen mit einer Sexarbeits-Konferenz in Stuttgart im Sommer 2021 alle Menschen und besonders Behördenmitarbeitende und Politiker*innen zu Vorträgen und zum Dialog einladen.* Medienarbeit: Wir wollen mit monatlichen Presseschulungen auch den Sexarbeitenden Mut machen vor das Micro oder die Kamera zu treten, die sich das sonst nicht zutrauen würden.Geplante Verwendung der Spenden:Aufbau von Arbeitsgruppe „Umstieg aus der Sexarbeit“, Honorare für Expert*innen, Aufwandsentschädigungen, interne Weiterbildung, etc. ca. 1.250 EuroAufbau von Arbeitsgruppe „Menschenhandel“, Honorare für Expert*innen, Aufwandsentschädigungen, interne Weiterbildung, etc. ca. 1.250 EuroAusbau der bestehenden Arbeitsgruppe „Straßenstrich“, Schulungen, Recherche, etc. ca. 1.000 EuroVeranstaltungsbudget Sexarbeits-Konferenz Stuttgart, Zuschuss Ziel: Aufklärung besonders von Politik und Behördenmitarbeitendenca. 2.000 EuroVerbandsinterne Presse- und Medienschulungen für Sexarbeitendeca. 1.500 EuroAufbau interner Datenbank, als Ablage und Fundgrube für politische und wissenschaftliche Texte und als internes Diskussions- und Arbeitstoolca. 1.500 Euro Summe = 8.500 Euro

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Help us save MALDIVE PASSIONS Dive School

Help us save MALDIVE PASSIONS Dive School

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.

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Una Rosa nel Cuore

Una Rosa nel Cuore

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

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