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Volunteering for VESA in Ecuador

Volunteering for VESA in Ecuador

Hello Friends and Family, I'm excited to say that I will be volunteering in Ecuador in the Amazon! Myself and a group of others will be volunteering to help indigenous communities in Ecuador next June. We will be helping in many ways, including:* Building bathrooms for indigenous people, and so improving sanitation* Restoring much needed village school facilities* Teaching English to primary school children to give them the best chance of a successful future I feel extremely passionate about taking part in this project and doing all that I can to help. I would really appreciate any donations, small or large to help me complete the volunteering. As part of my fundraising, I will be taking part in a 'CONSTANT hula-hoop' challenge in early January to show my dedication to the cause, with each £50 donated adding an extra 30 minutes to the overall time (and I'll start with a 1 hour base time); so the more donations, the more I have to put in. The challenge will be streamed live on Facebook to prove that I am doing it and so you can check out my skills! If you have any questions regarding my trip to Ecuador, the donation process and cash donations or the hula-hoop challnege, please feel free to message me personally. Also, I would be very grateful if you could like and share this post, and tell your friends or family that may be interested in donating. With just 1-click you can donate:* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secureThank you!

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Missione Natale: distribuzione di torte, biscotti e dolcetti

Missione Natale: distribuzione di torte, biscotti e dolcetti

Oggi vorrei chiedere un attimo del vostro tempo per parlarvi di un progetto a cui tengo particolarmente. Forse alcuni di voi sapranno che attualmente mi trovo a Jaipur, India, per occuparmi di volontariato e sostenere una ONG no-profit e a base giovanile chiamata Naya Sawera.L’associazione è attiva già da diversi anni e ha compiuto grandi progressi nel contribuire al miglioramento delle condizioni di vita di quella fetta (purtroppo non così marginale) di società che si ritrova priva di agevolazioni e servizi a causa di povertà e mancanza di opportunità. Avendo assistito in prima persona a ciò che un semplice aiuto può effettivamente comportare per queste persone, benché possa sembrare minimo e apparentemente banale, mi sento ora motivata ad iniziare una raccolta fondi che possa portare avanti l’ottimo lavoro dell’associazione. E dal momento che mi ritrovo a celebrare il periodo natalizio lontano da casa e insieme a questo meraviglioso team, ho pensato di condividere con voi questo progetto. Ogni anno Naya Sawera organizza una sorta di “Missione Natale: Distribuzione di Torte, Biscotti e Dolcetti” e distribuisce tortini di patate, muffin e un regalino a circa 500-700 bambini in occasione di una festa speciale organizzata appositamente per i bambini dell’orfanotrofio. Per chiunque volesse contribuire a rendere tutto questo possibile, vi chiederei gentilmente di donare anche semplicemente 1EURO alla raccolta fondi.Considerando che qui 1EURO equivale sostanzialmente a 80 Rupie, e che 1000 Rupie sono poco più di 12 euro, è proprio vero che in questo caso un contributo così semplice può realmente fare la differenza!Se tutti donassimo anche solo 1EURO potremmo davvero cambiare qualcosa durante queste vacanze natalizie.  Perciò se volete aiutare a rallegrare il Natale di questi bambini ed essere il Babbo Natale personale di ciascuno di loro, siete nel posto giusto :)  Grazie mille per la vostra attenzione,e per dubbi e/o ulteriori informazioni non esitate a contattarmi!! Sara

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Save the archives of the Tobacco Musem of Kavala

Save the archives of the Tobacco Musem of Kavala

Βοηθήστε να διασώσουμε το αρχείο του Μουσείου Καπνού Καβάλας!Save the archives of the Tobacco Museum of Kavala!  [ENG follows] Η φωτογραφία αυτή απεικονίζει μέρος του ιστορικού αρχείου καπνού στο Μουσείο Καπνού που κοσμεί την πόλη μας. Η ιστορική και πολιτιστική κληρονομιά της πόλης μας και ενός μεγάλου κομματιού του νομού Καβάλας. Σκοπός της λειτουργίας του μουσείου καπνού είναι η διάσωση και η προβολή της τοπικής κοινωνικής και βιομηχανικής ιστορίας και της ιστορίας των προσφύγων.Εκτός από τον εκθεσιακό χώρο που γνωρίζουμε όλοι, το μουσείο διαθέτει πλέον τα περισσότερα αρχεία σχετικά με τον καπνό της Βόρειας Ελλάδας.Ενδεικτικά το αρχείο της Ομοσπονδίας Καπνεμπόρων, του Ελληνικού Συλλόγου Εξαγωγικών Οίκων Αθηνών και Πειραιώς, της Ανατολικής Μακεδονίας και της Θράκης, αρχεία εταιρειών Θεσσαλονίκης και Καβάλας και σωματείων καπνεργατών. Επειδή όμως η εικόνα αυτή είναι ντροπιαστική αλλά και επικίνδυνη διότι μπορεί να υπάρξει φθορά και καταστροφή του αρχείου:▪οφείλουμε όλοι οι Καβαλιώτες και Καβαλιώτισσες να αναλάβουμε δράση και να κάνουμε δικό μας το κομμάτι αυτό της ιστορίας μας.▪Να ενισχύσουμε όλοι μας την προσπάθεια των συντελεστών του Μουσείου Καπνού για διάσωση και αρχειοθέτηση όλων των εγγράφων, φωτογραφιών κτλ.▪Να ξανασυζητήσουμε για την ιστορία της πόλης και της περιοχής μας. Περιμένω τις ιδέες σας για να κάνουμε μια επανεκκίνηση και να διασώσουμε την κληρονομιά όλων μας. *κοινοποιήστε και σε φίλους και γνωστούς σας για να ενημερωθούν όλοι και όλες. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This photo shows part of the historical tobacco archive at the Tobacco Museum located in Kavala. The historical and cultural heritage of our city and a large part of the prefecture of Kavala. The aim of the tobacco museum is to rescue and promote local social and industrial history and refugee history. In addition to the exhibition space we all know, the museum now has the most records on Northern Greece's tobacco. Indicatively, the archives of the Tobacco Federation, the Greek Association of Exporting Companies of Athens and Piraeus, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, archives of companies from Thessaloniki and Kavala and from several tobacco trade unions. However this image is embarrassing and dangerous since the archives can be damaged and destroyed:▪ All citizens of Kavala and all our friends we should take action and make our own part of our history.▪ We should all contribute and strengthen the efforts of the Tobacco Museum to rescue and archive all documents, photographs, etc.▪ We should not forget our history of our city and region. * Inform/share this with your friends and acquaintances and let everyone know about this project!

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Financial relief for Birgit to finish renovating her house

Financial relief for Birgit to finish renovating her house

Original article published on RTL : https://today.rtl.lu/life/people/1264288.html)  Birgit S. and her husband chose the wrong construction company to renovate their house and ended up with the money gone and (almost) nothing in return! if you wish to help Birgit and her family, you can donate via this money pot!  Birgit, originally from Austria, fell into the same trap that has conned many people here in Luxembourg, a pitfall that residents should guard themselves against.After living in a couple of places around Europe, they came to Luxembourg where they decided to start looking for a house. She says “the housing market in Luxembourg is not easy!” so they were extremely pleased when they eventually found a house in June this year, through a local Facebook group. The house was in need of major renovation works and, out of the eight construction companies that they contacted, five showed up for consultations on the prospective modifications. Their preferred choice of company had no available time to take on the project, so they opted for one of the remaining ones, where the estimated price seemed close enough to what they had in mind. They checked if the company was registered in Luxembourg and were happy to even discover a number of recommendations for it posted online. The company asked for an initial down payment, which Birgit paid and at first, things went smoothly - business as usual. The firm started out with some smaller construction works and after five weeks they asked for a second down payment which was duly handed over. Soon after that things took a decidedly different turn. The company deigned to only occasionally show up, or not at all, claiming that they had some license issues. It was then that the alarm bells rung and it became clear to Birgit that something was going wrong. With an uneasy feeling they went to check on their house, only to find 2 workers taking down the scaffolding. Birgit's first thought was: “This cannot be true” and when asking the two people what it was that they were doing, they replied that they were commissioned by Birgit´s contractor to remove the scaffolding but that they didn't know anything more. They left the house with the unfinished façade exposed. It took her a couple of days to finally reach the construction company and then she received a rather abrupt email. It said that they were very sorry but that the company needs to close as there was no money left.Birgit reached out to the police, their bank, a lawyer and the ULC, Luxembourg’s consumer protection organisation but it was not clear how things will develop. What is clear is that they need to wait for the company's official liquidation entry and for the liquidation of their current contract until they can move on. They now need to look for other construction companies which could prove even more difficult since firms are reluctant to take over the work of others.Thank you!

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Séismes en Indonésie

Séismes en Indonésie

Bonjour à tous, Après avoir reçu un certain nombre de messages de personnes n'ayant pas eu le temps de participer à ma campagne de financement sur Ulule, j'ai décidé de créer cette cagnotte. Cela fait trois semaines maintenant que je vais à la rencontre d'Indonésiens en zones sinistrées et le bilan matériel est particulèrement catastrophique dans le Nord de Lombok (île indonésienne à l'Est de Bali). Le début de la saison des pluies n'aident en rien car les conditions d'hébergement pour la grande majorité de victimes restent extrêmement précaires.  Pour information, les règles que j'ai mises en place sur la plateforme Ulule demeurent concernant notamment les différentes contreparties et les 10% reversés à une association humanitaire locale. Il n'est pas trop tard pour participer car pour mes derniers jours sur place, je vais rencontrer des villageois vivant en région difficile d'accès, j'apporterai avec moi le maximum de vivre aussi pour faciliter mon immersion. Par avance, merci pour votre soutien.  Nicolas  Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!I have just created this pot as many people wanted to help my Ulule project but missed the deadline. I am now in Lombok for more nearly 3 weeks and I can tell the situation is very bad especially in the North of the Island. Most of the houses have been damaged or collapsed due to the high number and the strenght of the quakes.  Your help is therefore still appreciated. Indeed for my last days I will meet indonesiens communities living in the mountains where access is difficult. I will therefore bring along as much food as possible in order facilitate welcoming. Thank you! Nicolas

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« Fête de Noël,  donner la parole, être à l’écoute des enfants de l’école des sourds-muets de Sokodé »

« Fête de Noël, donner la parole, être à l’écoute des enfants de l’école des sourds-muets de Sokodé »

« Fête de Noël,  donner la parole, être à l’écoute des enfants de l’école des sourds-muets de Sokodé » « Fête de Noël,  donner la parole, être à l’écoute des enfants de l’école des sourds-muets de Sokodé » est un premier projet du genre que nous organisons pour permettre aux enfants sourds-muets de Sokodé de sortir de l’isolement que leur impose leur statut d’enfants handicapés mentaux. Les enfants sourds-muets sont des enfants handicapés mentaux, victimes d’isolement, marginalisés que ce soit dans leurs familles ou dans la société en générale juste qu’ils ne peuvent pas parler ni entendre. La création de cette cagnotte vise à récolter des fonds afin de leur organiser  la fête de Noël, ayant pour but de les réintégrer socialement, de leur faire vivre du bonheur, une manière de resserrer les liens entre ces enfants et leurs familles, de leur permettre de s'intégrer socialement, en d’autre terme, leur donner la parole et d’être à leur écoute  à travers des activités d’animations socio-culturelles. Tous les dons comptent, merci à vous de participer au développement de ces enfants.Vous aimeriez bien être bénévole,  travailler également avec ces enfants dans le  cadre d’une mission humanitaire, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter via notre contact whatsapp: +228 91 72 17 14Merci à vous !

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SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS

SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS

HOW EVERYTHING STARTED !!!  We are a humanitarian association named "FROM US FOR U Culture" abbreviated "FUFU Culture".   We assigned to ourselves this ultra goal : "to reach out to underprivilleged children in remotes places around the globe sharing with them hope, joy and love".  FUFU Culture was founded on December 12, 2015 and has as motto: "Together for a better world".  The head office of FUFU Culture is in Lomé, Togo (West Africa), and up to today, there are more than 157 children registered on its social program throughout the whole country of Togo in cities like Lomé, Kara, Kanté. We are a team of dynamic young people from different social backgrounds but with the same call to use our time and ressources to help children in our communities.  At FUFU Culture, we impact children's life throught five (05) services such as : * Humanitarian Help,* Promotion of Education and Children's Rights,* Rehabilitation of young people and street children,* Sport and Arts,* Community Development (construction of boreholes....)  SOME PROJECTS RUN BY FUFU CULTURE 23rd - 26th December 2017:Celebration of Christmas with our children from the villages of Bassamba and Omalo  29th April 2018:Joyful party with underprivileged children in Lomé  31st August 2018:Football tournament organized by FUFU Fuclture for underprivilged children in Lomé  15th - 23rd September 2018:School materials given to children in Kante, Kara and Lomé  For this Christmas 2018, we launched a fundraiser for our children of the village of Bassamba in northern Togo.  The village of Bassamba is located in the heart of the Koutammakou landscape in Batammariba region and is located in northeastern Togo about 475 km from Lome, the capital city of Togo.  The people of the village of Bassamba are courageous farmers and breeders and despite all the natural assets they have, they live unfortunately in precarious conditions, without electricity, drinking water, hospital...  Early at FUFU Culture we fall in love with the children of this village who show an incredible strenght and adaptation facing the difficult conditions they are living in. .FUFU CUlture is supporting 85 children from the village of Bassamba and its surroundings for school.  For this school year 2018-2019, school supplies were offered to over 112 children from the village of Bassamba and its surroundings.  For this Christmas 2018, FUFU Culture will travel once again to the village of Bassamba. This will be our third visit in one year after Christmas 2017 and September 2018.  As Christmas gifts, we want to offer to those children clothes, shoes, toys, soaps, toothbrushes, ... not only to the children of the village of Bassamba but also to all the children of the surrounding villages.   The amount we are requesting is an estimation of all the expenditures needed to fully run the project.  FUFU Culture Team will leave Lome on Sunday 23 December 2018 for the village of Bassamba and will travel back on Wednesday 26 December.  Join us with your contribution as small as it can be and help us share Hope, Joy and Love with our children on this Christmas 2018.  For more information about us and how to participate in this fundraising, please contact us on the following numbers : Kofi Lucide HATOR (President, TOGO) : +22891333473 Milcah Yann Damana (USA) : +1 872985-3735 Eli ATSU (USA) : +12159607847  Boris AHIANDIPE (China) : +8613001980608

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Meetup Annual Subscription Fee (Justin)

Meetup Annual Subscription Fee (Justin)

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With Meetup.com subscription fees ever increasing and now charging VAT on top, I have launched this money pot to collect the annual fees for the two book groups I run off the same organizer subscription. Meetup remains a great app and website to use to host groups like ours, but unfortunately it is not cheap! Currently, the fee is $89.94 for six months. So the total for the year is twice that, plus 20% VAT. Converting that into sterling and adding the small amount that this platform charges to withdraw the sums once collected, that comes to £177. This is completely voluntary but your contribution is gratefully appreciated. I will set the target as the amount due for the year. Once I have collected enough money to meet the fees for the year, the money pot will close, so you can be sure your contribution will be going towards the Meetup subscription alone.  How much you contribute is up to you. I estimate that if everyone attending paid between 75p and £1 for each meetup they attended (or anticipated attending) throughout the year, we would reach our target comfortably. I have set up the money pot so that everyone can see the target amount and the amount collected so far, but nobody other than you and I will be able to see what you have contributed. If you wish to contribute in cash at one of our meetups, please feel free to do so. I will simply take it into account and adjust the online target downwards. Many thanks in advanceJustin

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