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L'HEURE VIDE HUMANITAIRE - Venezuelan refugees

While travelling through South America by car we crossed the border of Ecuador and Colombia in Rumichaca. There we saw so many Venezuelan refugees in such great misery without the help they needed, that we decided to stay. We started this NGO, and have been working together succesfully with local and international organizations to give them the help they need. Please visit us at: www.lheurevidehumanitaire.orgInstagram: L'HEURE VIDE humanitaire L’HEURE VIDE humanitaire is a small network-based NGO focused on short-term projects in emergency situations involving refugee issues worldwide. Our approach is to assist existing humanitarian aid structures and local associations and to supplement them when their opportunities to act are limited or restraint.Our aim is not to direct or to implement.We are there to help. This approach ensures that we can focus on what is needed on the ground and in the now to fill the gaps in aid left by big organizational structures and complex international policy. As a small and nimble organization, we are not limited by bureaucracy or massive overhead.This allows us to concentrate our efforts where we excel: organizing the available resources in a hands-on, creative way to produce tangible results quickly and effectively. Sofie Sleumer and Michel MulderFoundersEn voyageant à travers l’Amérique du Sud en voiture, nous avons traversé la frontière de l’Équateur et de la Colombie à Rumichaca. Ici, nous avons vu beaucoup de réfugiés vénézuéliens vivant dans une telle misère que nous avons décidé de rester. Nous avons donc lancé cette ONG et nous collaborons avec succès avec des organisations locales et internationales pour donner à ces réfugiés l’aide dont ils ont besoin. Voici notre site web: www.lheurevidehumanitaire.orgInstagram: www.instagram.com/lheurevidehumanitaire L’HEURE VIDE humanitaire est une petite ONG dédiée aux projets à court terme impliquant des réfugiés dans le monde entier. Notre approche consiste non seulement à aider les structures d’aide humanitaire existantes et les associations locales mais également à les suppléer lorsque leurs possibilités d’agir sont restreintes. Autrement dit, notre but n’est pas de diriger ou de mettre en œuvre: Nous sommes là pour aider. Cette approche nous permet de nous concentrer sur ce qui est nécessaire sur le terrain et dans le présent pour pallier aux limites l’aide accordée par les grandes structures organisationnelles et les complexes politiques internationales. Pour cause, en tant que petite organisation agile, nous ne sommes pas contraints par la bureaucratie ou les frais généraux massifs. Cela nous permet de concentrer nos efforts là où nous excellons, à savoir l’organisation de ressources disponibles de façon pratique et créative pour produire des résultats tangibles rapidement et efficacement. Sofie Sleumer et Michel MulderFondateurs

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Pour votre voisin sans domicile.

Pour votre voisin sans domicile.

Je suis chef de cuisine, traiteur et je partage mon savoir faire. Nous souhaitons offrir un bon repas fait maison aux personnes vivant dans les rues de notre quartier. Le projet aujourd’hui : * Pour une période de 45 jours au moins (nous avons commencés le 20 mars 2020), nous souhaitons distribuer bénévolement dans notre quartier (Bourse, Châtelet, Palais-Royal) des repas cuisinés dans ma cuisine, avec l’aide de vos généreuses contributions. Philippe, sympathique coursier à vélo, s’occupe de la distribution, je cuisine et gère le projet. * Je prépare des recettes que j’affectionne : faciles à cuisiner, peu couteuses, avec des goûts que l’on aime tous. Un plat de coquillettes au fromage, des œufs mollets, un gâteau moelleux au chocolat, des choses saines, gourmandes qui tiennent au corps parce qu'il fait encore froid la nuit... * Afin de répondre au mieux à la pandémie du Covid-19, j’ai mis en place un protocole d’hygiène strict, afin d’assurer une préparation sans contagion directe ou croisée. * Je partage mon protocole et la mise en place du projet avec toutes les personnes désireuses d’entreprendre un projet similaire dans son quartier, où qu’elles soient dans le monde. Offrir ne serait-ce qu’un repas à une personne vivant dehors, ça fait du bien ! N'hésitez pas à me demander comment j'ai commancé, j'ai déja deux supers recrues Sophie qui fait des repas tous les jours dans son quartier du 9e vers Gare du Nord et bientot Théophile dans son quartier du 19e, souhaite distribuer des sandwichs et des gâteaux qu'il fera dans son nouveau moule.... Qu’est-ce que vous financez ? Je dépense environ 350 euros par semaine, parfois un peu plus, avec des oeufs en chocolat pour le weekend de Pâcques qui arrive au moment ou je vous écris...... Des matières premières : * Périssables : légumes et fruits de saison, comme des broccolis, poireaux, blettes, carottes, la fin des clémentines, des pommes pour faire des gâteaux, via le fournisseur Charraire, à qui je passe commande une fois par semaine et qui livre à ma porte, ainsi que des produits laitiers tels que le beurre, le fromage ou le lait. * Moins périssables : pâtes, riz, lentilles, farine, sucre, œufs, chocolat, via franprix.fr qui livre dans l’heure au pied de ma porte. Du packaging : * Des boites en carton biodégradable, livrées par transporteur chaque semaine, par la société Unikeco. * Des couverts en bambou, des serviettes en papier recyclé, des gants en plastique, parfois des sachets de mouchoirs, du savon pour ceux qui en demandent... Un service de café : * Je prépare du café filtre issu du commerce équitable, (1 L par jour pour l’instant) avec des petits chocolats, du sucre en poudre et des gobelets. Le projet demain : Créer un programme pour récupérer des denrées périssables et non-périssables auprès de restaurateurs parisiens, de fournisseurs professionnels de la restauration, dont ils n’ont plus l’usage ou qu’ils souhaitent donner, et les transformer en bons repas pour les personnes sans-abris à Paris. La création d’une association, fonctionnant à l’aide de dons de proches, d’amis, de collaborateurs, de citoyens anonymes, de voisins, etc. Par ce projet, je souhaite m’investir dans l’aide aux personnes démunies et dans la création de liens et d’initiatives entre le plus grand nombre, à une échelle locale. Merci pour votre solidarité et votre soutien !N'hésitez pas à écrire un message pour toutes questions. Alix Lacloche

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A call for help for Martin Veise

A call for help for Martin Veise

HELP! No help for severely disabled during COVID19.This post is NOT about the Coronavirus, but about how the system may withdraw help from the weakest citizens.While @Xavier Bettel promises unlimited resources to cover those who will fall out of their jobs due to COVID19, severely handicapped and the weakest citizens lose all help, regardless of their individual situation, condition and dependence.I express my gratitude towards the public initiatives during the pandemic and I am sincerely happy for those who will get financial aid in case of employment termination.So, briefly, here’s what I’m talking about:My uncle, @Martin, suffered a massive brain stroke in November 2018. The stroke was *not* threated by the Robert Schuman Hospital that Martin was taken to. Martin was left paralyzed down through his left side and with severe cognitive damages. Essentially Martin’s wife Anne and his four kids lost him that day. Martin is not even remotely the same person anymore.After being left untreated under miserable conditions at the hospital for a month, Martin was transferred to the Rehazenter. I have previously written about the conditions at the hospital and Rehazenter here: lux-patient.com, and won’t get into the details of the disastrous conditions at the two institutions.*I would however like to underline, that Martin was declared traumatized by his stay at the Rehazenter.*-> This means, that the conditions were so extremely miserable at the Rehazenter, that Martin’s condition as a patient not only declined severely, but additional damage was added to his brain.Martin received 2 months of rehabilitation in Denmark. One of the two months spent de-traumatizing him... After the two months, Martin was dispatched with a comprehensive report explaining his needs as a patient and how he should receive further treatment. The conclusion of the report is clear - Martin still needs intensive rehabilitation in order to be able to live the rest of his life at an acceptable standard. Acceptable standard defined by being able to walk or go to the toilet for example.Martin has been home in Luxembourg since August and has not received rehabilitation since then. Myself and Anne was taking care of Martin at home throughout August and September - the report *clearly* states that Martin needed help 24/7. Practically this means that he needs a team of nurses around him, as well as physiotherapists, ergo therapists, a psychologist and/or psychiatrist and a doctor with neuroscientific knowledge.Despite the urgency, we were not able to get a meeting with Assurance Dependance before October.The amount of responsibility for such a weak patient, with such needs, is beyond comprehensible. My aunt Anne is doing blood tests, regulating blood thinning medicine and all other medications for Martin.After tasting the mud of rock bottom, we at least got some help assigned by Assurance Dependence and by the end of 2019 Martin could start going to a daycare facility in Rollingergrund. *This help has been withdrawn with effect from march 17th, 2020.*Martin hasn’t had a shower for almost a week now. Martin has still not had a chance to rehabilitate. Anne is taking care of Martin 24/7, while trying to homeschool their 3/4 kids who are still in school. No help is provided.ZERO.I would like to underline, that we have not received ANY proactive help from the authorities. This includes any and all doctors we have been in touch with and the health authorities / CNS.You must fight for what you are entitled to by law and you must figure that out yourself. No guidance has been offered at ANY point since November 2018. We had to proactive ask for information about the stroke itself, the further process, what could be done etc.On top of the described problems, there’s no help to get from any authority. We have contacted every instance we could, as well as the Family minister, who referred back to the Rehazenter for help.As a patient, you have a LOT of additional expenses and the public coverage does not correspond to your normal salary, so effectively it means that you will have much less cash available.Now, one should think, that the loss of a husband and father to 4 should be more than enough to work with and that financial troubles should be the least to worry about.This is not the case in this country. Should you be as unlucky as my uncle, Martin, you WILL have a reduced income and much higher expenses.The social authorities cannot offer any help financially, as we are too well off. They recommend that we move out of the country, regardless of 3 of the 4 children being born and raised here.The banks wont extend credit as we are way too poor.The European school will not offer ANY deduction in their school fees. Changing school wouldbe incredible hard for the youngest kids and they would lose 2 years of their respective life’s due to the new language they’d need to adapt to.The insurance has covered absolutely nothing during all this. And I can list example after example.Now, what undeniably will happen, UNLESS something is being done, is that my family will be forced out of the country due to the lack of help from the government, despite contributing to the society for almost 20 years.This would mean that Anne and her 4 kids have lost their husband and father, that the kids will have to change school during their grief and give up 2 years of their life, the family will be forced to leave their home and attempt to successfully move WHILE taking care of a 24/7 patient who needs intensive rehabilitation AND homeschooling 3 kids. This isn’t possible.Let me get to my final words for this round.Imagine yourself in the same situation. Imagine that your spouse, or child, or parent suffers a massive stroke and you would have to go through the same. Imagine, if you had to see your dearest being unable to move or speak, yet being severely mistreated. Imagine loosing your home and telling your children, that they’d have to move school knowing that it costs 2 years of their lives.It’s a horrible thought... and living it is worse.We have literally tried to seek help from the authorities in ANY way possible and we don’t know how to get help at this point.Here’s what you can do to help us:* You can share this post to spread the word* Those who would like to help us financially can donate through this link: https://www.leetchi.com/c/martinveiseThe fundraiser has been requested by several friends of the family. We are forever grateful for the support that you are all giving. This is bright light during dark times. Lastly, I’d like to mention, that the during the last meeting we had with a social worker, it was proposed that we have friends or family take care of Martin on weekends, so that Anne and the KIDS?! Could work. The youngest boys are 12 years of age. We reminded her that we live in 2020 and not 1920 and she then took that back. She had absolutely no words or advice to give. This clearly suggest how dire this situation is...The above is me objectively documenting our situation. I am working on a comprehensive complaint to the court of human rights as well as the EU. This entails detailed information and documentation as well as evidence supporting the potential breaches of law.My recommendation: Hedge yourself. This is real and can happen to anyone.My sincerest gratitude and appreciation towards those who decided to help and especially those who continue to provide help!

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LondonInTheTropics2020

LondonInTheTropics2020

Une cagnotte pour aider les plus démunis / Raising money to help those most affected by the confinementPOUR QUI? / FOR WHOM?* Le confinement affecte particulièrement durement les plus démunis: les fonds de cette collecte seront directement affectés à parts égales à deux associations qui se mobilisent pour l'aide alimentaire d'urgence aux sans-abris et aux plus pauvres: la Fondation Abbé Pierre en France et Action Homeless au Royaume-Uni.* Confinement affects particularly harshly the poorest: the funds collected here will be directly transferred in equal share to two associations that deliver emergency food support to the homeless and the poor: the Abbé Pierre Foundation in France and Action Homeless in the UK.DE QUOI S'AGIT-IL? / WHAT'S HAPPENING?* Le 26 avril 2020, je devais participer au Marathon de Londres. Suite à son annulation, j'ai décidé à la place de courir ce jour-là mon propre marathon (en solo bien sûr!) autour du réservoir de Bedok à Singapour, et d'en faire l'occasion d'une collecte de fonds pour les plus démunis face à la crise. Mon objectif est de collecter plus de €3000 pour cette cause. Merci d'avance pour votre générosité!* On 26 April 2020, I was scheduled to run the London Marathon. Following its cancellation, I decided instead to run on that day my own marathon (solo, of course!) around the Bedok Reservoir in Singapore, and to make it a fundraising event for the poorest victims of the crisis. I aim to collect over €3000 for this cause. Thank you in advance for your generosity!EXTRA CHALLENGE BONUS!* Parce qu'un marathon reste une course, je me fixe l'objectif de passer sous la barre des 3h30.' (En guise de contexte: en cinq marathons "tropicaux", je n'ai jamais atteint cette barre; mon temps le plus rapide a été 3H35 et c'était en 2013! Depuis: 3h51, 4h01, 3h41, 3h55). Je m'engage a doubler votre mise si je n'atteins par cet objectif... mais si je l'atteins, je vous demanderai de considérer doubler la vôtre!* Because a marathon is a race after all, I set myself the goal of finishing under 3h30'. (For context: in five "tropical marathons" so far, I have never done this; my fastest time was 3h35', and that was back in 2013! Since then: 3h51', 4h01', 3h41', 3h55). I commit to doubling your pledge if I don't meet my goal... however if I do meet it, I will ask you to consider doubling yours!

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Un Véhicule Adapté pour Tarcice

Un Véhicule Adapté pour Tarcice

Vidéo YouTube synthétique décrivant le projet: https://youtu.be/WU3ln3Jpnmk ENGLISH BELOW Un Véhicule Adapté pour Tarcice Je m'appelle Tarcice, je suis née le 26 Avril 1977. Je travaille à mi-temps dans une entreprise privée et l'autre moitié du temps je le consacre dans mes activités sportives et au bénévolat. Marraine d'une association qui défend les femmes atteintes du cancer, j'aime passer mon temps pour des causes humaines car donner une part de votre personne aux autres est le plus grand bonheur pour moi et pour ces gens. J'ai également une petite particularité : je suis handicapée moteur depuis l'âge de 2 ans et je me déplace en fauteuil roulant manuel et électrique ; c'est le petit plus que la vie m'a offerte et j'en suis ravie. Mon handicap n'a jamais été un frein dans ma vie. C'est grâce à lui que je suis devenue déterminée, toujours ambitieuse et que j'ai appris à ne jamais baisser 1es bras.Cependant , tous mes déplacements me prennent deux fois plus de temps que pour une personne valide. En fauteuil roulant, chaque trajet devient un parcours du combattant: Je prends les transports quotidiennement pour aller travailler mais les imprévus compliquent énormément mes déplacements. Autrement je me déplace en fauteuil qu'il pleuve qu'il vente ou qu'il neige. Des imprévus quotidiens: -Attendre le bus suivant car la rampe d'accès du précédent est en panne. -Atteindre la station de métro suivante car les ascenseurs y sont régulièrement en panne. -Me faire oublier par le réseau de transport en commun des handicapés. Il m'est déjà arrivé de rater des journées de travail! Tout ceci est une pression quotidienne et c'est très épuisant. C'est pourquoi j'ai décidé de passer mon permis de conduire en 2017 pour faciliter mon quotidien. Seulement, à cause de ma maladie, je ne peux pas conduire un véhicule "normal". Si vous lisez ce message, je fais appel à vous. Il m'est impossible de payer toute seule un véhicule spécialisé. J'ai déjà réuni une somme de 18 500€ mais je dois toujours payer 25 000€ pour devenir libre et autonome. Avant de faire un prêt à la banque je cherche à diminuer cette somme. S'il vous plait, sachez que chaque don, quel qu'il soit, fera la différence et surtout qu'il m'encouragera dans mon combat.Alors n'hésitez pas à m'accompagner et explosons ensemble ce compteur !Vous en remerciant du fond du coeur.Tarcice ESSON An adapted vehicle for Tarcice My name is Tarcice, i'm born the 26th of April 1977, i work part-time in a private company and i spend the rest of my time doing sport and volunteering. I'm part of an association that defend women with cancer; i like spend my time for human cause because give a part of myself to others is the greatest happiness for me and for these people.I have also a little feature: i'm disabled moter since i'm 2 years old and i move with a wheelchair; that's the little plus that life gave me and i'm happy with it. However, all my moves in public transports take twice time than a valid person: buses and subways aren't always equipped for people in wheelchair like me.That's why i've decided to pass the driving licence but i can't drive a "normal" car. That's the reason why i created this page to raise funds in order to help me to buy an adapted car for my disability. I already raise 18 500€ (21 500$ US) but the car cost 43 500€ (50 700$ US) so i need 23 250€ (29 000$US) more to buy it. Each gift, whatever the gift, can do the difference! So don't hesitate to follow and help me!Thanking you from the bottom of my heart!Tarcice ESSON

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AYUDEMOS A GORKA A COSTEAR LA BICI QUE LE HAN ROBADO

AYUDEMOS A GORKA A COSTEAR LA BICI QUE LE HAN ROBADO

Esto no debería pasar, no es justo Aunque parece un típico tópico, siempre le pasan las cosas malas a las buenas personas. En este caso, le ha tocado a uno de nuestros socios Gorka Reina Ramon, un chaval de 23 años luchador y trabajador, que invierte lo que gana en ayudar a su familia principalmente, y después, en su pasión que es la bicicleta.Desgraciadamente, los amigos de lo ajeno han puesto en peligro el sueño de este chaval que simplemente es entrenar y competir para superarse así mismo día a día. Y nadie, absolutamente nadie, tiene derecho a quitarle lo que es suyo; si te pones en su lugar, seguro que entiendes cómo se siente...Desde nuestro club queremos, en la medida de lo posible, ayudar a Gorka a que pueda seguir disfrutando y peleando por su pasión y su modo de vida. Así que como sabemos que es prácticamente imposible que aparezca su bici, hemos organizado una recolecta de dinero para echarle una mano, ¿Nos ayudas a recaudar fondos para que Gorka pueda cumplir su sueño? Ese sueño por el que lleva tanto tiempo luchando y esforzándose✋¡¡Algo muy importante!! La cantidad que queremos recaudar, es lo que Gorka tiene de deuda por la bici que le han robado. Si conseguimos más genial, podremos echarle una mano con la inversión de su nueva montura; entre todos, con poquito que aportemos, lo vamos a conseguir.Si entre todo esto por casualidad aparece la bicicleta robada, todo lo recaudado lo donaremos a una Organización benéfica. Nuestra única intención es ayudar a uno de nuestros socios, a un miembro de esta grupeta, un miembro de nuestra familia.Conoce un poquito a Gorka a traves de este enlace: https://youtu.be/s_koZx6T3QQMil gracias de antemano y de corazón www.sockdatabiketeam.com

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Water is Life

Water is Life

During the health crisis of COVID-19, the indigenous Wayuu people of Colombia, are facing a tragedy, they are not able to get enough water to survive. The people of Cabo de la Vela make a living mainly from tourism, selling handicrafts and fishing to provide fresh produce to the hotels and restaurants in the small village.During this world lockdown their livelihood is gone. No tourists sadly means no income.The families cannot pay for the tankers that deliver water to this arid region.With no access to water, such an essential life source, the lives of these communities are threatened. This concern is even greater than the coronavirus for these isolated tribes... Who are we ?Emma and Ompi, a young Franco-Colombian couple, owners of a small kitesurf school, Cabo Kite Center, in the village of Cabo de la Vela.For 2 years we have been living among the indigenous Wayùu tribe. We share the daily life of these people who are sadly forgotten by the Colombian government. Some humanitarian aid has emerged since the start of the COVID 19 quarantine but no project seems to focus on the donation of water which, for us, is absolutely essential! We initially decided to contact customers who have visited our kitesurf center in the past years in order to raise funds for the cause, then we thought of pushing the project further by creating this crowdfunding project to raise your awareness and call upon your generosity.Our project is straightforward !Raise funds to finance the distribution of water in the hamlets located around Cabo de la Vela.For those who are not familiar with the area, the village has no irrigation system.Water is supplied by tanker trucks which fill the basins where the water is stored, this is the only drinking water supply used also for washing and cooking...Some of the poorest get some water by walking long distances to reach natural pools which are also used to water their small goat farms.However an additional problem is that these pools are dry at this time of the year and the first rains do not fall until November. Still not convinced? We have teamed up with entrepreneurial friends from the region to offer you discounts on our catering services, hotels and of course courses and rentals in our kitesurfing center in return for your participation however small.Donate 20€ and receuve 15% discount in our centers.Just claim your discount by sending us a message! "Sounds good but where does my money go ?"There are 7 surrounding communities in total:Pujuru - Ishotshimana - Atutului - Kousochon - Palerü - Palamana - Aipir Each community has about 10 families with an average of two 500 litre tanks to stock water per family. The community of Ishotshimana is the biggest with approximately 30 families.A tanker truck can carry a load of 10,000 liters of water. We would therefore need a total of 9 tanker trucks to provide a week's supply of water.Each tanker truck is worth around € 100, which would correspond to a total of at least € 1.000. Hoping to be able to supply these communities at least twice, we have set our target at € 2.000.If our project is successful, a contribution of 4% will be paid to the Leetchi platform,i.e. € 2.080 to be collected in total.

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Help two cyclists abducted and robbed in Zanzibar

Help two cyclists abducted and robbed in Zanzibar

Yesterday, right at the end of our two month bike packing trip in East Africa, the unthinkable happened- we were abducted in a car and robbed. It is the sort of thing you always fear in the back of your mind when you travel like we do. It is always a small possibility whenever and wherever you travel and you do your best to avoid taking risks, to be prepared. It is always a small possibility and yesterday we were the unlucky ones.We are Clare and Antoine, creators of travel website docgonewild.com and producers of travel film Pamir to Karakoram: cycling the world’s highest roads . We live for travelling. We travel mostly by bicycle, occasionally on foot, and we try to inspire others to travel and push their limits. We have travelled all over the world and count ourselves to be experience travellers. Perhaps we made an error in getting into the taxi, but when you travel like we do you must learn to trust the people you meet on your journey. We trusted our instincts and for the first time in many years we were wrong. We explain all the details of what actually happened to us over on the website, but essentially we were trapped in a car for severa hours and our captors took all our money, all our filming equipment, our camera with all our lenses and they took our cards with their pin codes to empty our bank accounts. They gave us back our passports, one telephone and -miraculously- we managed to negotiate the memory cards from all our equipment.We count ourselves extremely lucky just to have survived. We count ourselves lucky to have escaped serious injury. We are shocked and very shaken by what happened, but we are trying to remember all the many, many good experiences we have had whilst travelling which outweigh this one bad one. We are trying to remember why we travel and why we try to inspire others to do the same. In total we lost around $10,000 of cash, personal belongings and filming equipment. This represents years of investment, of scrimping and saving on our part. We lost years of Christmas presents, birthday presents and the camera lens we were given as a wedding gift last year. If you have enjoyed our website, our film or our social media content; if you are a fellow traveler who has lived through a similar situation or perhaps who counts their lucky stars to have never been in this situation then we ask to consider giving a small donation to help us replace what was stolen. We don’t have travel insurance for our belongings. Because of the length of trips that we do and the value of the equipment we just can’t afford to insure all our belongings. It would have cost almost what we lost over the years. If you are in a position to help us in this difficult moment, if you want to encourage us to continue in our travels and film-making or if you simply want to boost our faith in the goodness of humanity then we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We understand this year in particular has been difficult for everyone and you may not be in a position to give anything, if you are able to share it around you then this is super helpful too and if not then just a message to cheer us up will make all the difference too! ❣️

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Save The Hole Maspalomas

Save The Hole Maspalomas

ENGLISH Hi everyone, we have reactivated this fundraiser, no cruising bar has been able to reopen for the moment in Gran Canaria. Our establishment has been closed for 6 months, we were able to reopen 2 weeks, but it was very complicated to manage the problem of masks inside, and if we had had a police control, it was a fine of 600,000 euros, so we decided to close. We had to reopen this weekend, we invested in doing more work to be able to reopen safely with the creation of a lots Glory Holes, unfortunately following the resurgence of cases of covid-19 in Gran Canaria, the Canarian government has decided that all bars without a terrace must remain closed, so our bar is once again penalized. No government help since the end of June, if this unfortunately continues The Hole will have to close permanently. Despite all our efforts and investment it becomes a rather complicated situation, we had thought of other options, to open a terrace, but for those who know our bar, we are not in Yumbo, and come where we are located just to take a drink, we know no one will come. People who come to The Hole come for fuck. Any help from you is welcome. Thanks again for everyone who helped us, but unfortunately we still need your help. Thank you. https://www.theholegc.com SPANISH Hola a todos, hemos reactivado esta recaudación de fondos, ningún bar de cruising ha podido reabrir por el momento en Gran Canaria. Nuestro establecimiento lleva 6 meses cerrado, pudimos reabrir 2 semanas, pero era muy difícil manejar el problema de las mascarillas en el interior, y si hubiéramos tenido un control policial eran 600.000 euro de multa, así que decidimos cerrar. Tuvimos que reabrir este fin de semana, invertimos en hacer más trabajo para poder reabrir con total seguridad con la creación de Glory Holes, lamentablemente tras el resurgimiento de casos de covid-19 en Gran Canaria, el gobierno canario ha decidido que Todos los bares sin terraza deben permanecer cerrados, por lo que nuestro bar vuelve a ser penalizado. Sin ayuda del gobierno desde finales de junio, si esto lamentablemente continúa, The Hole tendrá que cerrar definitivamente. A pesar de todos nuestros esfuerzos e inversión se convierte en una situación bastante complicada, habíamos pensado en otras opciones, abrir una terraza, pero para los que conocen nuestro bar, no estamos en Yumbo, y ven a donde estamos ubicados solo para tomar un trago, sabemos que nadie vendrá. La gente que viene a The Hole viene a follar. Cualquier ayuda de usted es bienvenida. Gracias nuevamente por todos los que nos ayudaron, pero lamentablemente aún necesitamos su ayuda. Gracias https://www.theholegc.com FRENCHSalut tous le monde, nous avons réactiver cette collecte de fond, aucun cruising bar n'a pu réouvrir pour le moment à Gran Canaria. Cela va faire 6 mois que notre établissement est fermé, nous avons pu réouvrir 2 semaines, mais c'était très compliquer de gérer le probleme des masques à l'intérieur, et si nous avions eu un controle de police, c'etait 600 000 euro d'amende, donc nous avions décidé de refermer. Nous devions réouvrir ce week end, nous avons investi à faire des travaux en plus pour pouvoir reouvrir en toute sécurité avec la création de pleins de Glory Hole, malheureusement suite à la recrudescence de cas de covid-19 à Gran Canaria, le gouvernement canarien a décidé que tous bar sans terrasse doivent rester fermer, donc notre bar encore une fois est pénalisé. Aucune aide du gouvernement depuis fin juin, si cela continu malheureusement The Hole devra fermer définitement. Malgrès tous nos efforts et investissement cela devient une situation assez compliqué, nous avions pensé à d'autres options, ouvrir une terrasse, mais pour ceux qui connaissent notre bar, nous ne sommes pas à Yumbo, et venir où nous sommes situés juste pour prendre un verre, nous savons que personne ne viendra. Les personnes qui viennent à The Hole vienne pour baiser. Toutes aide de votre part est la bienvenue. Merci encore pour tous ceux qui nous ont aidé, mais nous avons malheureusement encore besoin de votre aide. Merci https://www.theholegc.com GERMAN Hallo allerseits, wir haben diese Spendenaktion reaktiviert. Bisher konnte keine Cruising-Bar auf Gran Canaria wiedereröffnen.Unsere Einrichtung ist seit 6 Monaten geschlossen, wir konnten 2 Wochen wieder öffnen, aber es war sehr schwierig, das Problem der Masken im Inneren zu lösen, und wenn wir eine Polizeikontrolle hatten, waren es 600.000 Euro gut, also beschlossen wir zu schließen.Wir mussten dieses Wochenende wieder öffnen, wir haben in mehr Arbeit investiert, um mit der Schaffung von Glory Holes sicher wieder öffnen zu können. Leider hat die kanarische Regierung nach dem Wiederauftreten der Fälle von Covid-19 auf Gran Canaria entschieden, dass Alle Bars ohne Terrasse müssen geschlossen bleiben, damit unsere Bar erneut bestraft wird.Keine staatliche Hilfe seit Ende Juni, wenn dies leider weitergeht, muss The Hole dauerhaft geschlossen werden.Trotz all unserer Bemühungen und Investitionen wird es eine ziemlich komplizierte Situation, wir hatten uns andere Möglichkeiten überlegt, eine Terrasse zu eröffnen, aber für diejenigen, die unsere Bar kennen, sind wir nicht in Yumbo und kommen dorthin, wo wir uns gerade befinden ein Getränk, wir wissen, dass niemand kommen wird. Leute, die zu The Hole kommen, kommen zum Ficken.Jede Hilfe von Ihnen ist willkommen.Nochmals vielen Dank für alle, die uns geholfen haben, aber leider brauchen wir immer noch Ihre Hilfe.Danke dir https://www.theholegc.com

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Nandri Trust Association supports underprivileged families

Nandri Trust Association supports underprivileged families

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot! Nandri Association India public charitable Trust aims at enabling women to earn their own money and thereby to make their own choices and become self-reliant through tailoring and stitching projects. Since 2009, some underprivileged and poor women from rural and very backward villages around Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu-India) are identified and enrolled in the Nandri Trust Program. Opening up this tailoring training and job opportunity does not only provide them with a salary but also helps to raise confidence and to increase the weight of their voice and their share in decision making processes within their families. The Nandri Trust Program is structured around 3 steps that are all interdependent: 1- The 10 months intensive tailoring course within the Nandri Trust Tailoring Institute based in Mahabalipuram provided for free. Here the women learn the basic sewing, stitching and tailoring skills and thereby enabling them to continue with us in a professional working environment. 2- After the training the women are given the possibility to join our sewing studio as permanent staff. All the employees have followed and completed the Nandri training course. 3- Childcare: these women mostly mothers, poors and without family support struggle for sustenance during the training. It is to meet their needs that we created a small kindergarden. the “Nandri Kids Villa” where the mums can earn professional skills while their kids are properly taken care of. The entire structure is managed by women who took part of the program. We started the project back in 2009, the rental cost were entirely covered by donations till now, we were facing some difficulties to cover all the training costs (buying the fabrics / materials and sewing machine) and insuring meals all year long for the women and the kids. In the mid long term, the goal for Nandri Trust was to be self-sustained without having the need for any monetary support from the outside. Unfortunately, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, all the ladies in our association no longer have jobs, some of their husbands have also lost their jobs and all these families are struggling to survive with this health crisis. Our association is trying to raise funds to support these women and their families. Your donation is important and precious during this special difficult time! It will help 17 ladies and 36 kids from villages around Mahabalipuram! Thank you for them! 200 rupees = 2 days of meal for 1 family (200 rupees = 2.23 euros)(200 rupees = 2.73 USD) With just 1-click you can donate to a good cause* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!

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Ambasada Rog

Ambasada Rog

Community space for refugees, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ambasada Rog is a community space run for the last two years by refugees, activists, journalists, cultural workers, lawyers, unemployed, parents and everyone who believes in solidarity and the power of a community. We understand Ambasada Rog as a space of mutual support and we all work on a volunteer basis. Our work includes numerous activities: daily, we cook and provide a free meal for 20-25 people, we provide social and legal support to asylum seekers; we organize campaigns and protests, as well as educational workshops and events like exhibitions, concerts, dance classes and excursions. Since we wish to remain politically independent, we work outside the institutional framework and rely mostly on our solidarity network and our supporters. They are the ones who most effectively participate in our efforts. We invite you to become part of this network and support our work with your contribution. Any donation is welcome and it will be fully used for our activities. Most of the expenses go for cooking free meals and offering social support to migrants and asylum seekers, who are left without basic means. Our activities take place in the Autonomous Factory Rog, a former bicycle factory which has become a complex community with over fifteen active collectives and spaces. Since 2016 the space is under threat of eviction by the municipality which also filed a lawsuit against eight activists. A small part of every donation is thus also used to cover the legal expenses which allow us to continue using this space. Your support will enable us to continue with our activities - to mutually create an open community and confront our country's most inhumane policies. For all our activities please visit our Facebook page as it is the best source of daily updates and on our work. Or come visit us at Rog factory in Ljubljana! Skupnostni prostor za begunce, Ljubljana Ambasada Rog je prostor, ki ga že dve leti skupaj upravljamo begunci, aktivisti, novinarji, kulturni delavci, pravniki, brezposelni, starši in vsi, ki verjamemo v solidarnost in moč skupnosti. Ambasado Rog razumemo kot prostor druženja in podpore. Prav vsi delujemo prostovoljno. Naše delo obsega dnevno kuhanje brezplačnih obrokov za 20-25 ljudi, nudimo tudi socialno in pravno pomoč prosilcem in prosilkam za azil, organiziramo kampanje in proteste, izobraževalne delavnice ter dogodke kot so razstave, koncerti, plesni tečaji ter izleti. Ker želimo ostati politično neodvisni, delujemo izven okvirov institucij in se v prvi vrsti zanašamo na solidarnostno mrežo podpornikov. Tudi vi lahko postanete del te mreže in nas podprete z donacijo. Vsak prispevek je dobrodošel in bo v celoti porabljen za naše delovanje. Največji strošek predstavljata kuhanje brezplačnih obrokov ter socialna pomoč prosilcem za azil, ki ostajajo brez osnovnih sredstev za preživetje. Naše aktivnosti potekajo znotraj avtonomne Tovarne Rog, nekdanje tovarne koles in danes kompleksne skupnosti, v kateri deluje okoli 15 organiziranih kolektivov. Od leta 2016 občina grozi z izselitvijo, vložila pa je tudi civilno tožbo proti osmim aktivistom. Manjši del vsake donacije se zato uporabi tudi za te administrativne stroške, ki nam omogočajo nadaljno uporabo prostora. Z vašo podporo bomo lahko še naprej nadaljevali z aktivnostmi. Pomagajte nam pri sogradnji odprte skupnosti in platforme, ki se spopada z najbolj nehumanimi politikami naše države. Več o nas, o naših dejavnostih in novostih najdete na Facebooku. Ali pa nas obiščite v Tovarni Rog v Ljubljani!

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MARIE KIND - RESTLESS - First Single

MARIE KIND - RESTLESS - First Single

Hello everyone ! Salut tout le monde ! Hallo ihr Lieben !Who am I? I am Marie Kind, a singer-songwriter and passionate musician based in Paris. Music has always been my passion, my comfort, my way of expression and gave me a lot of strength especially during the last year. Over the last years I got the chance to play with many talented musicians, try out a lot of things, write songs and play concerts and find out who I am as a musician. Today I am beyond excited to finally make my dream come true with the release of my first single "Restless" on May 14th! The song will be available on all big streaming platforms (Spotify, Deezer etc.)What is the song about?2020 was the most difficult year of my life. At times I felt lost, deeply sad, I was running away from a lot of feelings and I sometimes felt like I couldn't find my way anymore. I wrote this song in summer 2020 to write of my chest all these emotions I was going through, which makes this song really personal and pure. "Restless" is dedicated to my father, and I truly hope other people that are going through loss or similar situations might find comfort and understanding through my song.Why do I need your help?To be able to release the song, I need you! I am grateful to be working with a wonderful team in auto-production. With them by my side, I invested a lot of time and effort, passion and heart but also a lot of money in this project. Throughout the process, there are many different costs:* Recording studio and material* Sound ingeneers and assistants* Mixing* Mastering* Artistic director* The amazing musicians I get the chance to work with* ... And so much more!Thank you very much for your help and participation, every single one of you and every way of support means the world to me! You can give however much you can and want, all payments are 100% secure on Leetchi.See you on May 14th! I can't wait! :-)

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