Make St Barths Green Again

Make St Barths Green Again

Supporting the local St. Barths economy by making the island attractive to visitors. (en francais plus bas / French below)You can make a difference and help the island recover its beauty, charm its visitors again, and jumpstart its economic engine. How?By making St Barths green again, one tree at a time. By helping plant trees, you can help locals forget the scars of Hurricane Irma. You, as a visitor, can at the same time make your own stay even more enjoyable by watching trees adorn again the coasts of St. Barths once again. * This is the donation page for the non-profit Green StBarths (aka Making St Barths Green Again). To know more our organization, our statutes and our action,  you can visit our website: http://www.greenstbarths.com/ . * We have selected this donation platform called Leetchi as it is the number 1 donation platform in France, offers secure payments to donators and lets you and us track contributions easily. You can donate how much you want. Click on the CONTRIBUTE button to get started. * Insurance companies will help rebuild villas and shops, but there is no insurance for lanscaptes. To get visitors back and foster employment on the island, replanting along the beaches and the roads is crucial. * The project is supported globally by St Barths lovers and executed locally by people with a proven track record of delivering on environmental projects on the island (For instance, Didier Laplace of Coastal Restoration St Barth). * Green StBarths is working under the advice of the local environmental authorities (Agence Territoriale de l'Environnement) to plant on species endemic to the island and safe for the local animals. * The money collected will be used in 2 ways:* Giving St Barths its alluring beaches back by planting smaller trees and plants that can stabilize the sand dunes.  We will also only select plants that make it possible for turtles to lay their eggs on our beaches. Thus, we are using local knowslege and scientific studies to select the right plants.* Giving St Barths landscapes and roads their allure back by replanting hedges that were dotting the island. Locals and visitors enjoy the charm and the privacy that natural hedges of small local trees give to the roads and neighborhoods of the island.​* This is a French non-profit, located in St Barths, and certified by the local authorities ("Collectivite de Saint Barthelemy) as part of the non-profits officially endorsed and superviced to be part of the post hurricane Irma relief effort. (See below a copy of the certification letter issued by the authorities).  Thank you for helping us make St Barths green again!Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!---------- L'association a but non-lucratif GreenStBarths / Reverdir Saint Barth a pour but de soutenir l'economie de Saint Barthelemy en aidant a restaurer les paysages de l'ile.* En redonnant leur attrait aux plages, aux routes et aux quartiers de l'ile, nous pourrons faire revenir un plus grand nombre de visiteurs et plus rapidement. Cela permettra ainsi de generer plus d'emplois pour les habitants, vivant directement ou indirectement du tourisme.* Cet effort est ouvert au monde entier, mais est realise au niveau local: Approbation de l'association par la Collectivite de Saint Barthelemy comme faisant partie des associations a but non lucratif pouvant collecter des dons apres l'ouragan Irma, travail avec les conseils de l'Agence Territoriale de l'Environnement pour ne planter que des especes locales non-nuisibles a notre faune et a notre flore, appuis de personnalites de l'ile ayant fait preuve qu'elles savaient mener a bien des projets environnementaux (ex : Didier Laplace de Coast Restoration St Barth) et travail realise par des entreprises de l'ile pour soutenir notre economie.* L'argent recolte servira a 2 choses:* Rendre a St Barth ses belles plages en stabilisant ses dunes. Nous y planterons des arbustes endemiques et plantes locales permett

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500 miles PKU

500 miles PKU

You've heard the one about walking 500 miles, well in 2017 I will be running 500 miles and hopefully more, including the Barcelona marathon in March, to raise funds for The National Society for Phenylketonuria (NSPKU) that help families coping with children diagnosed with PKU.PKU is a rare genetic condition that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. Our bodies normally break down protein in foods like meat and fish into amino acids, which are the "building blocks" of protein. These amino acids are then used to make our own proteins.Any amino acids that aren't needed are broken down further and removed from the body. People with PKU can't break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the blood and brain. In short it means that people with PKU have to have a very restricted diet with very few "exchanges" of protein. That means no meat, fish, bread, dairy products and a host of other daily food items we take for granted.My nephew Christy (pictured) was diagnosed days after his birth with PKU. Thankfully, he is a happy and healthy boy thanks to the family support network around him that know about and can help him deal with the condition as he grows older.Funds raised through this project will go helping families that aren't so fortunate and aiding research into advancements in how to treat the condition.Thank you so much to anyone who can donate anything. I will be thinking of you on the roads and treadmills for the next 12 months.Kieran

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Sanctuary Of Song

Sanctuary Of Song

Could the warmth and generosity of your heart be captiviated by these brave and diverse women for a few moments? Could you consider supporting this singing group who find themselves far from their homelands, lonely, frightened, exhausted and joyless? I started this group in Swansea one year ago with a local one-off start-up grant and since then it's changed lives. It's a place where women can be themselves, laugh or cry, find and develop cross-cultural friendships, clear the fog of daily fears and be a part of creating a joy-filled environment. To meet them and sing together you would encounter such grace, strength, courage, vibrancy and kindness that it may just break your heart and simulatenously rebirth it in a moment of unexpected joy and purpose. Some women come here and sing for the first time in their lives. Or they hear a voice they'd never known they had or never imagined they'd meet again. They amaze themselves to be singing in public, then for an audience of 200 and later being invited to sing at Westminster! They greet their growing confidence with awe, and wonder what else they may be capable of! Some say it's the one activity of the week where they feel alive. This group is an important part of their lives and needs funds to continue and to advertise and gather more members of the local community to generate more pathways of integration and sustainable support. Your donations can provide a year of funding for: A living wage for me to continue my admin, travel, session delivery, extra rehearsals for public performances, training members of the group to lead sessions and conduct the singers at public events in my absence and outreach work informing and recruiting marginalised women.Refunding participants bus fares (£4.30 per person which would be nearly a whole days living allowance);Childcare costs (running a creche);Room hire;Refreshments for singing sessions;Printing and advertising; Remember, there's no too small: every voice valued, every quid counts! If a fiver seems too small to bother, these are women who know it's value (it's all they get to live on every day). If many, many give the 'little' you can manage, we can reach a goal. And give more IF you can. If donations exceed the target I'll use them to expand the project - organise extra day events which can involve men and share a meal for example.  Sanctuary Of Song is guided by the principles and philosophy of the Natural Voice Network (https://naturalvoice.net). At the heart of this movement is the principle that singing is every person's birthright and a recognition that human voices have expressed joy, celebration and grief, and song has bound community in work, devotion and healing for milenia. Please visit us to like and follow our page for updates, videos and sound files at https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarysisters/ Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarysisters/     and please like our page! I've chosen to use this crowdfunding website because their fees less than half of providers so more of the money you donate goes to the work project. However, if you'd like to use Paypal you can go to this website https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sanctuary-of-songBoth feed the same project to reach the overall goal of £9000.

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Nepal Vocational Training Project

Nepal Vocational Training Project

Our dear friend Tirtha Poudel has asked us to help organize the funding for a project focusing on vocational training in Nepal and we are more than happy to help. Our aim is to raise £5,200, to pay for twenty young Tharu men and women (a low caste, poor indigenous ethnic group) to receive vocational training over a three month period. The training in the Bardia region will cover building, plumbing, electrics, carpentry and vegetable farming. 100% of the money raised will be used in the training and eventually the project will be expanded to fund 100 young people. So, we need your help to raise this money. Any amount would be hugely appreciated and all contributions will go directly to the people where it's so desperately needed. Employment Issues in Nepal. Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries. A high proportion of young people struggle to find work in Nepal and if they do their wages are so low because they don’t have the necessary skills. Every day between 1000 and 1500 young people from Nepal travel overseas to work in the Gulf. Many are unskilled workers and receive very low pay, living in poor conditions. Vocational training in Nepal is vital for young people however they often don’t have the resources to fund it. Many young Tharu people have never had the opportunity to have an education or gain necessary vocational skills. The aim of this project is to provide 20 young men and women (eventually expanded to 100 participants) with basic vocational training in building, plumbing, electrics, carpentry and vegetable farming over a three month period. Participants will be selected from various villages in the Bardia region and at least 10 villages will be covered. Training will be focused on those young people who have had to drop out of school due to financial problems. The cost of training will be £260 per person for three months. This includes the training equipment, protective clothing, stationary, trainers’ fees and the rent for the training venue. Once participants have received their training, they should be able to find work as skilled labour in their respective areas and will be less likely to need to travel overseas to find work. For those who do want to travel abroad they will also find themselves in a better position to receive higher wages. Tirtha is working with a number of local and reliable Non-Governmental Organisations:  * Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD) will assist with the financial administration and monitoring on a voluntary basis;  * Local community groups will also support the project * Local cooperatives will provide soft loans for participants on completion of the project to help buy necessary equipment for their professional work All the money we raise will go towards the vocational training project. Our Connection with Nepal Twenty years ago I travelled to Nepal as a gap year student to participate as a volunteer for an environmental charity. Fellow friends in this group have also volunteered in Nepal over the past 15 years. My experience of the country, the mountains, the culture and above all it's wonderful, open and honest people has remained with me ever since. I witnessed at first hand, the impact that direct funding had on providing remote communities with not only resources to build their own facilities, whether it be deep water wells, pit latrines or smokeless stoves but also training in vocational skills for the future. This is why we are asking for a pledge from you. I’ve decided to head to Nepal again next year to monitor the progress of the project and prior to this I want to help by raising money for a grass roots vocational training project. I know 100% of the money raised will go to the project. What we’d like you all to do is PLEDGE & SHARE this request for help. SHARE it with your friends, your family, your colleagues, and your neighbours, anyone who might be willing to donate so that 20 people, a world away, can start learning a trade and vocation for life.PL

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Just giving

Just giving

I am so sad, and gutted for Angelika Kelly, I can not even imagine the pain that she must be going through! So so sorry for your loss! Angelika Kelly is one of my clients, i am her hairdresser but i feel NO one is exempt of death, and so feel for her and her family as they have been through a lot. Angelika's lost her only son Thomas.  I have opened this money donations pot to help Angelika with Thomas's Funeral. ALL your kind donations will go to Angelika Thomas's mum. Thomas was born on the 3/2/1995, a 22 year old father of 2 young children and lives in Crawley West Sussex; Thomas has previously  had a heart transplant and been in and out of hospital pretty much all of his life. He was given the all clear earlier on in 2017. In the early hours of Saturday 21st October Thomas was attacked whilst helping his friend who had been run over. Thomas was punched in the chest repeatedly and left to die.   This is the news link - http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/police-seek-new-information-over-town-centre-fight-1-8218267 Thomas was rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical state following three heart attacks.Thomas was moved on the 2d of November from ITU in to a normal ward in hospital as he came out of his coma and health was more stable after he was fitted with an extrenal pace maker! Angelika was called in to hospital on the 3d of november at aropund 6 pm; and was given no information to why or to what has happened, upon arrival angelika was told that Thomas has passed away after a massive heart attack! Thomas passed away on the 3/11/2017.  Anglika called me to tell me that she lost Thomas! No one is EXEMPT from this, it could happen to any one of us, may god bless you, your kids and mine too. I am raising funds for Angelika to help with the funeral costs. Every £1 donated kindly by you on here will go to Angelika to put towards the funeral. Please accept My heartfelt thanks in taking your time to read this post and for your generosity. Thank you!

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TRIBUTE TO A ROHINGYA REFUGEE

TRIBUTE TO A ROHINGYA REFUGEE

Who are we? The 1000 Village Project campaign is in partnership with the French NGO Solidarite Sans Frontiere (Solidarity Without Borders) and aims to rehabilitate Rohingya refugees in Malaysia fleeing from persecution. The Rohingya people are often said to be amongst the worlds most persecuted minority, comprising of up to 100,000 of all Malaysian refugees. Having being denied Burmese citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law in Myanmar, the Rohingya people are left stateless and lost for identity. However, their challenge does not end there. Despite escaping immediate genocide, living in fear remains a constant reality for the Rohingya people, and the threat of losing their livelihoods continues to resonate. In Malaysia today, these refugees are refused the right to an education, are not allowed to work legally and are often the targets of vicious organ harvesting attacks. They are left helpless with no one to care or listen. What we do: The 1000 Village Project aims to provide a sustainable future for refugees fleeing persecution to Malaysia, and is currently developing a detailed strategy to create a permaculture which will conquer the cycle of persecution and dependence, presenting the opportunity for self-sufficiency. Despite being provided refugee cards by the United Nations High Comission for Refugees (UNHCR), the Rohingya people are forbidden by law to work and are denied their personal autonomy. Without the ability to work, these refugees cannot break out from persecution and reinstate a sense of independence.  Our Solution In addressing the issue, our Project will focus directly on affording these refugees the opportunity to live self-sufficiently, in a way in which they can grow their own crops, build infrastructure for the village and actively participate at school to learn life skills. We will immediately buy land and provide the refugees with basic living necessities, before gathering with volunteers from all around the world to build a village of ten houses to accommodate the Rohingya peoples. We are inspired to expand our vision, building subsequent villages systematically to mitigate the current situation and cease such societal inequities. The permastructure will also include sustainable solutions such as waste management, energy production, rainwater harvesting, and vernacular concepts that take into consideration the refugees' culture, religion and tradition. THE STORY OF ABDULLAH  One of the refugees who I have tried to help, and whom I have spent a lot of time with passed away a few weeks ago. I wish to build a first village for the maximum number of families before the end of the year as a tribute to his memory. Abdullah was 20 years old in 2014 when the Myanmar army raided his village. His parents told him to flee with his two siblings - a younger brother and sister .His brother was shot by the military that same day. Abdullah fled in the jungle with his sister who died after a few days from starvation.Abdullah had to leave his sister's body in the jungle and continue walking. His parents asked him to go to the harbor and find smugglers to go to malaysia .After reaching the harbor and finding the smugglers, he realized that he didn’t have enough money to have a place in a boat.Desperate, he decide to use the most common, cheapest way to escape; another kind of boat where peope can board with a third class ticket.This means that he got on a boat which stored fish. Under the fish, they smuggled drugs. Under the drugs, they smuggled people. For 4 months, Abdullah rode on this crowded boat. There was a very limited supply of clean water and food. After over one hundred days on this boat, they reached South Kuala Lumpur.After this long journey and few weeks on this promised land, he was arrested by immigration , put in jail for 2 years. In jail he was abused in countless ways. He was beaten up, had cigarettes extinguished on his skin, and more.Once he was finally out , he started his process with the UNHCR

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Save Our Black Storks

Save Our Black Storks

Welcome to this money pot !Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!  The juvenile black storks have left home.  Where are they now? The Eagle Club of Estonia has ten years experience of streaming Black Storks' nest life online (since 2007).  An ever-increasing fan club has grown during that time and every year new people join the ranks of observers. Special forums about the webcams are established, where people can share their observations, photos and videos. You may be, or may become a member of this community.Black Storks breed as far from human settlements as possible, therefore, watching them directly without a webcam is almost impossible.  People who watch during the months of egg-lay, incubation, brooding, off-spring hatching, growing and finally fledging - they dream of following these juveniles after the nest life,  when the chicks start to live their independent lives. It is possible to install small transmitters on the almost grown-up chicks while they are still in the nest.  This gives information about their movements after fledging, during their first migration to the south, and further.But, as in nature it is, not all juveniles are strong and clever and lucky enough to survive. This is a rule in nature - stronger individuals may produce their offspring but we never know who is who, in the nest.Therefore, observers need to be ready for bad news as well as good.  Nevertheless, our beloved "kids"  may not be the winners in natural selectionEverybody is able to follow Black Storks' (named Karl and Kati) nest life next season - since the beginning of April 2018 in Karula National Park, Estonia,   (via http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en)  whether or not you want to support the current funding drive!  To see about the breeding season 2017, you can visit forum site http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=878The Eagle Club of Estonia has an ever-increasing fan club for its nest cameras.  It is possible to use the same tracker method for different species of juveniles leaving our webcam nests in Estonia.  Much depends on the funding capacity. Nowadays there are safe tracking devices developed for majority of bigger bird species. Many young black storks perish on their first migration. If only we had a way to track them, that would give us the information about where and why they perish.  Sometimes, starvation is the cause.  Sometimes, collision with power lines, or they are prey to a predator.  Knowing what the dangers are will help to protect them in the future. Thank you for helping to protect them.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Roberta's Recovery

Roberta's Recovery

Help support Roberta's recovery!In February my fiancée Roberta suffered a brain haemorrhage from a burst aneurysm, 4 months before our wedding. She was taken to a local hospital in her home town where they operated to stop the bleeding. She was then transferred to a hospital in Rome where they slowly brought her out of an induced coma. For a few days things were looking very positive; Roberta was able to confirm that she could understand those around her and was able to mouth words. Unfortunately, a week later there was a complication and Roberta suffered an ischaemic stroke, damaging a large part of the left side of her brain. She remained in a coma for some weeks. Doctors at the time said that she may not be able to wake from the coma but Roberta is strong and managed to wake from the coma. Although alert, as yet, she has not yet found a way to communicate and has significant movement issues. It is hoped Roberta can shortly be transferred to a specialist rehabilitation clinic. We do not know what the future holds for Roberta but with her strength and passion for life we are optimistic that she will make significant improvements over the coming months and years. This page has been set up to raise funds to to enable Roberta to access the best treatment and rehabilitation available to aid in her recovery process. Nel mese di febbraio la mia fidanzata Roberta ha subito un'emorragia cerebrale da un aneurisma, 4 mesi prima del nostro matrimonio. Era stata portata in un ospedale locale nella sua città di origine dove operavano per fermare il sanguinamento. Fu trasferita in un ospedale di Roma dove lentamente l'ha portata fuori da un coma indotto. Per qualche giorno le cose stavano cercando molto positive; Roberta riuscì a confermare che poteva capire chi era intorno a lei e riuscì a parlare di bocca. Purtroppo, una settimana dopo c'era una complicazione e Roberta subì un ictus ischemico, danneggiando gran parte del lato sinistro del suo cervello. Rimase in coma per alcune settimane. I dottori allora affermavano che potrebbe non essere in grado di svegliarsi dal coma ma Roberta è forte e riuscita a svegliarsi dal coma. Anche se attenta, ancora non ha ancora trovato un modo per comunicare e ha importanti problemi di movimento. Si spera che Roberta possa essere subito trasferita in una clinica di riabilitazione specialistica. Non sappiamo quale sia il futuro per Roberta ma con la sua forza e la sua passione per la vita siamo ottimisti che farà notevoli miglioramenti nei prossimi mesi e anni. Questa pagina è stata creata per raccogliere fondi per consentire a Roberta di accedere ai migliori trattamenti e riabilitazione disponibili per aiutare nel processo di recupero.

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ALIVE- You only live once! (Contemporary Dance project)

ALIVE- You only live once! (Contemporary Dance project)

https://nat-skar.wixsite.com/nataliaskarpeta "One day your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." The newly founded  Dance group Icarus is working on the new project "Alive" : an innovative project dedicated to the  "dance for social change" movement. I (as the choreographer) am personally invested in activism and my work is my way into taking a small step to change this world and our society for the better. Every project is supporting a special cause, issues that need to be faced or charity. ALIVE is in support of the homeless, so part of the funds that we will raise will go to the national charity Crisis.uk in hope to change some people's lives. So if you are in need of some good karma help us to help the world!  The  team is consisted of  professional dancers, versatile and with strong technique. We are very passionate about what we do and we strive for excellence so with your support we will be sure to deliver! Your funds will go to studio space, dancer's pay (for rehearsals and performance), customes/props and theatre hire, so technically you will become our producers! And you are sure to get VIP seats on opening day which is soon to be confirmed!  “Alive” is built around the journey of self-discovery and the inner search for what really matters in life in order to be truly alive. The dancers  will embody and express all the barriers (physical and emotional) that prevent people from living their lives whether by getting into a primitive state or by facing their truths and breaking stereotypes and society's standards. You only live once, so make sure you LIVE IT! Using contact, Laban’s movement analysis and improvisation techniques Icarus company  will explore and build movement which will utilize the dancers’ skills to the maximum.  The role of an artist is to speak a universal language, which everyone at every corner of the world understands and connects to. I am passionate about activism through dance because people most of the time forget their power and they are too scared or too comfortable to stand up and have their voice heard. There is nothing to lose but there is everything to lose if you are not active and aware. You have to look into the future and think- how do you want the future to be instead of waiting to be told what is going to happen. Environment, social media, wars, irresponsible governments, diversity, humanity, culture...it's time to shape our own future.    Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!

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UNIFORM PROJECT : helping 5 women of one of the poorest slum of Pune ,India

UNIFORM PROJECT : helping 5 women of one of the poorest slum of Pune ,India

Bienvenue dans cette cagnotte!Sil vous plait aidez moi à aider 5 femmes indiennes d'un bidon ville de Pune à monter leur propre confection d'uniformes d'écoles indiennes. Depuis Février 2017, au sein de l'organisation DEEP GRIHA SOCIETY, une ONG indienne de Pune, j'ai appris à 5 femmes à coudre ces uniformes d'enfants. Aujourd'hui ces femmes continuent à s'entrainer avec des tissus de récuperation et de vieilles machines à pied. Elles se sont engagées à continuer à travaill ensemble dans le but de créer leurs propres ressources économiques au sein de leur bidon ville très pauvre oū elles habitent. Le departement IGP de Deep Griha s'est engagé à les former et les soutenir dans l'organisation, le lancement de la production et l'obtention de la qualitè professionnelle requise. Mais Deep Griha n'a aucun budget pour ce nouveau projet . C'est pourquoi,  Ces 5 femmes , courageuses et persévérentes ont besoin de votre aide pour honorer leur première commande qui habillera les enfants pauvres parrainés et ceux de l'école en milieu rural de Deep Griha Academy. Les besoins financiers sont pour :* l'aménagement de la salle du centre de Deep Griha dans le bidon ville de Bibvewadi : conformité électrique, placards de protection, fenêtres* l'Achat des machines à coudre, table de coupe, fer et table à repasser, accessoires de confection...* l'Achat des fournitures nécessaires pour produire les uniformes: tissus, mercerie, matériels...Chaque donation compte!  Par exemple le budget des 3 premières machines nécessaires est 532 euros, mais savez vous qu'avec 2 euros , on peut acheter le tissu nécessaire pour confectionner une chemise de garcon? alors cliquez pour faire une donation!donnez ce que vous voulez et soyez rassuré, le paiement est sécurisé du fond du coeur je vous remercieau nom de ces femmes admirables , soyez béniPascale pascaledeforge@live.comwhatsapps : 0033638332823 Welcome to this money pot !Please HELP me to help 5 underprivileded indian women to set up their own SCHOOL UNIFORMS TAILORING business! From February 2017, Within DEEP GRIHA SOCIETY NGO,  I have taught them how to stitch children uniforms , Today they are practicing with rubbish fabrics and non-electrical old machines . They are committed to continue  to work together in order to create a sustainable livelihood in their very poor slum community.  DGS Income Generation Program is committed to train and support them in organizing and professinal quality production launching. Deep Griha has no fund for this brand new IGP project, so These courageous women need your help for delivering their first order that will benefit DEEP GRIHA SCHOOL sponsored and rural poor CHILDREN. Financial needs are for :THE SPACE REMODEL : In Deep Griha BIBVEWADI SLUM CENTER : electricity wiring, cabinets and windowsTHE MACHINES : semi-professional sewing and overlock machines, cutting table, ironing table, ironCUTTING AND STITCHING ACCESSORIES : Scissors, needles, bobines,pins...THE UNIFORM SUPPLIES : Fabrics, canevas paper, threads, dry goods... Every gift is welcome , for example, the first machines needed cotation is 532 euros but do you know that with 2 euros they can buy the fabric for one shirt ? so  Click to make a contribution and * Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you so much ,for these lovely women, Be blessed,Pascalepascaledeforge@live.com whatsapp : 0033638332823

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Brazilian athlete fund raising

Brazilian athlete fund raising

Welcome to Claudine's Marathon money pot !Claudine, a 14yrs 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 13years old girl who lives with her German/Luxembourgian father, a University Professor, and her 7 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 is ranked 5th in her category.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.3 times per week, she has Pilates sessions with her physiotherapist, Dra. Renata, in the late afternoon at home.At the weekend and during holidays, she does another 3-4hrs training each day (7-10km) 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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