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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

59 contributors

€8,512 collected

CORONAVIRUS:CAGNOTTE PERSONNEL HOSPITALIER SUISSE

Versions: Anglaise, Allemande, Française et Italienne ci-dessousHello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can help to contribute to the recognition of the exceptional engagement of our Swiss hospitals care workers during the Coronavirus (COVID 19 ) crisis The money will be allocated on the prorata of number of beds of each hospital in Switzerland. The money will be transfered to the HR depatment of each hospital. The HR departmentwill redistribute the money as a bonus to all care workers.A receipt will be sent to each donor to be deducted on the next tax return. * Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you! Hallo Madame, Sir & willkommen in diesem Geldtopf!Mit nur einem Klick können Sie dazu beitragen, dass das aussergewöhnliche Engagement unserer Schweizer Spitalbetreuer während der Coronavirus-Krise (COVID 19 ) anerkannt wird.Das Geld wird auf die anteilige Bettenzahl der einzelnen Spitäler in der Schweiz verteilt.Das Geld wird an die Personalabteilung jedes Spitals überwiesen. Die Personalabteilungwird das Geld als Bonus an alle Pflegekräfte umverteilen.Geben Sie, wie viel Sie wollenJeder Spender erhält eine Quittung, die bei der nächsten Steuererklärung abgezogen wird.Alle Zahlungen sind 100% sicherWarum Leetchi.com? Es ist einfach und transparent!Vielen Dank! Bonjour Madame, Monsieur & bienvenue dans cette levée de fond !En un seul clic, vous pouvez contribuer à la reconnaissance de l'engagement exceptionnel du personnel soignant de nos hôpitaux suisses durant de la crise du Coronavirus (COVID 19 )L'argent sera alloué au prorata du nombre de lits de chaque hôpital en Suisse.L'argent sera transféré au département des ressources humaines de chaque hôpital. Ce département redistribuera l'argent sous forme de prime à tout personnel soignantDonnez le montant que vous souhaitezUn reçu sera envoyé à chaque donateur à déduire sur la prochaine déclaration dîmpôts.Tous les paiements sont 100% sécurisésPourquoi Leetchi.com ? C'est facile et transparent !Vous recevrez un reçu pour la déduction de votre future taxe Gentile Signora, Egregio Signore,Benvenuti in questa raccolta di fondi.Con un solo clic potete contribuire al riconoscimento dell'eccezionale impegno che gli operatori sanitari dei nostri ospedali svizzeri stanno facendo durante questa crisi del Coronavirus (COVID 19 ).La donazione totale sarà assegnata in base al numero di letti in ogni ospedale in Svizzera.I soldi saranno trasferiti al reparto delle Risorse Umane di ogni ospedale. Le vostre donazioni verranno poi ridistribuite come bonus a tutti gli operatori sanitari.Date quello che potete, ogni gesto è importante.Una ricevuta sarà mandata ad ogni persona che farà un dono per permetterle di deddure questo importo dalla prossima dichiarazione fiscale. Tutti i pagamenti sono sicuri al 100%Perché Leetchi.com? È facile e trasparente!Grazie!

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€3,898.10 collected

Support for Aelfin Michel

Aelfin Michel - Critical Condition - Hua Hin, ThailandSadly, on December 31st, Aelfin tragically crashed on a motorbike causing him to suffer severe head and face trauma. Aelfin is currently in ICU under 24 hours medical care and constant support. When Aelfin arrived in emergency he required immediate surgery to remove bleeding on the brain and had part of his skull removed, which will need to be replaced with titanium. His jaw and teeth were severely smashed which will require surgery, as well as other serious facial and head injuries. Unfortunately this is a very critical situation. Due to the severity of his head injuries he has had many operations to date and requires many more, plus 24 hours support and months (if not years) of therapy. The latter is not yet known as we are currently taking it day by day, knowing that each day is a miracle. Aelfin is a fighter and at every set back he is fighting to stay here with us. For those that know him will know his determination and stubbornness. This trait is shining through in his fight for his life. This gives us hope. Holding onto this hope and knowing that Aelfin will keep on fighting, there is a long and very expensive battle ahead of us. He requires many more surgeries, and unfortunately at this stage, we are unsure of the extent of damage and rehabilitation required. We urgently ask all of you to help support Aelfin and his mother, Emma, with the extensive ongoing medical costs and medical care that Aelfin needs now and for the coming months. ALL of the funds donated will be used to cover Aelfin's hospital bills, medical and rehabiliation expenses. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind donations to the SUPPORT AELFIN FUND. Best regards,Aelfin's support team

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£12,523.70 collected

London-2-Paris HRA_Paul Carter

London-2-Paris HRA_Paul Carter

Hello everyone & welcome to my attempt to raise €1000 for the Children's Burns Foundation!Together with over 20 of my colleagues, I will be cycling from London to Paris over four days in May. That will be a big physical challenge for me at over 100km/day; but an even bigger challenge is to raise money for the Children's Burns Foundation (CBF @ http://cbf-uk.org/).CBF is a UK-based charity which raises funds to help children who have suffered burns return to a more normal life. The monies we raise for CBF will be used for a special project: A Winter Burns Camp - Amongst other goals, the camp will build on CBF's aim to provide challenging physical activities that can help people feel good about what their bodies can achieve.With just 1-click you can please support our project through Leetchi.com, which is the fund-raising platform we are using.* Give however much you want - your donation will only be used for the winter camp* All payments are 100% secureThank you for supporting me and, more importantly, the CBF!UPDATE!An enormous thank you to the so many of you who have so generously donated. I was hoping to raise €1000 if I was really lucky. But you have all been so wonderful that my "pot" is already over €1700. Wow!If you have not yet contributed, could you please help me to reach the new target I have set myslef of €2000?Remember, every penny will go to the Children's Burns Foundation - an extremely good cause. Please help if you can! Thanks in advance.In just a few days on May 12th the ride will begin and I will pf course let you know how it goes. Until then.Paul.

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Support Ukrainian family

Support Ukrainian family

Dear friends,We are lucky to have some space and we are hosting a nice Ukrainian family (Andreii and Olena with their daughter Anastasia (13yr) who managed to reach France safe and sound, but, as you can imagine, with nothing more than a suitcase and few personal belongings.We are helping them to go through to all the administrative steps to get some official financial support and health insurance coverage from the France government, but unfortunately, it seems that they need to wait some weeks (months?!) before the official refugee’s aid programme will be up and running.Therefore, we decided to organize this money pot collection to raise some initial funds that they can use to buy their food, move around, cover some immediate health expenses (Anastasia has a motorial handicap and skins problems that require urgent medical support).With a simple click you can donate as much as you like and support them to alleviate some of their initial financial difficulties.If you prefer not to go via this virtual money collection and you want to provide other kind of support, please feel free to contact us and or come to visit us anytime in Bons en Chablais/Haute Savoie.Thank you very much,Дуже дякую!Marina (+41792134304) and Mica (+33 6 41 54 66 57)::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Chers amis,Nous avons la chance d'avoir un peu d’espace à la maison pour recevoir. Nous avons donc décidés d’accueillir une famille ukrainienne (Andreii, Olena et leur fille Anastasia (13 ans) qui ont réussi à rejoindre la France sains et saufs, mais, comme vous pouvez l'imaginer, avec rien de plus qu'une valise et peu d'effets personnels.Nous les aidons à franchir toutes les étapes administratives pour obtenir un soutien financier officiel et une couverture d'assurance maladie du gouvernement français, mais malheureusement, il semble qu'ils doivent attendre quelques semaines (mois ?!) avant que le programme officiel d'aide aux réfugiés soit opérationnel.Nous avons donc décidé d'organiser cette cagnotte pour récolter des fonds qu'ils pourront utiliser pour acheter leur nourriture, se déplacer, couvrir certaines dépenses de santé immédiates (Anastasia a un handicap moteur et des problèmes de peau qui nécessitent une prise en charge médicale).D'un simple clic, vous pouvez donner autant que vous le souhaitez pour les aider.Si vous préférez ne pas passer par cette collecte d'argent virtuelle et que vous souhaitez apporter un autre type d'assistance, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter et/ou à venir nous rendre visite à tout moment en Haute Savoie.Merci beaucoup,Дуже дякую!Marina (+41792134304) et Mica (+33 6 41546657) Cari/e amici/che,Abbiamo la fortuna di avere una casa con spazi indipendenti e stiamo ospitando una famiglia ucraina (Andreii ed Olena con la figlia Anastasia (13 anni) che è riuscita a raggiungere la Francia sana e salva, ma, come potete immaginare, con nient'altro che una valigia e pochi effetti personali.Li stiamo aiutando a compiere tutti i passaggi amministrativi per ottenere un supporto finanziario ufficiale e una copertura assicurativa sanitaria con gli aiuti del governo francese, ma sfortunatamente sembra che debbano aspettare alcune settimane (mesi?!) prima che il programma ufficiale di aiuti ai rifugiati sia attivo e funzionante.Pertanto, abbiamo deciso di organizzare questa colletta per un aiuto iniziale, per l’aquisto di cibo, spostamenti, spese sanitarie immediate (Anastasia ha un handicap motorio e problemi alla pelle che richiedono un supporto medico urgente).Con un semplice clic potete donare quanto volete e sostenerli per alleviare alcune delle loro difficoltà finanziarie di breve termine.Se preferite non utilizzare questa raccolta di denaro virtuale e desiderate fornire un altro tipo di supporto, non esitate a contattarci o venite a trovarci in qualsiasi momento in Alta Savoia.Grazie mille,Дуже дякую!Marina (+41792134304) e Mica (+33 6 41 54 66 57)

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Agora: Post-Covid Support Campaign

Agora: Post-Covid Support Campaign

Welcome to Agora's crowdfunding campaing!Bienvenue dans notre cagnotte solidaire Agora!Since the start of September, events and activities have flourished again at Agora, our yoga and meditation studio in Lisbon.This new beginning represents for us an opportunity to renew, create and develop, after a very long period of covid-related restrictions.Our team has grown (new therapists and teachers), we started new regular classes, events and activities to develop our community, which is now blossoming.We are optimistic about Agora's future :)From a financial point of view, our current level of activities allows us to function normally.Depuis la rentrée de septembre, nous avons repris avec enthousiasme les activités à Agora, notre studio de yoga et méditation à Lisbonne.Ce début de cycle est pour nous une opportunité de renouveau, de créativité et de développement, après ces longs mois de contraintes liées à la pandémie.Ainsi, nous avons récemment agrandi l’équipe des profs et des thérapeutes, ouvert de nouveaux cours réguliers , prévu de nombreux événements au cours de l’année à venir et repris les activités de développement de notre communauté, aujourd’hui vivante et dynamique.Nous sommes optimistes quant à l'avenir d'Agora :) Du point de vue financier, notre niveau d'activité nous permet aujourd'hui de continuer à fonctionner.However, the studio's income is not enough to repay the debt resulting from the unpaid rents during the various lockdowns ordered in Portugal in 2020 and 2021, during which we had to keep our doors closed.This debt amounts to five months of rent (5x 1550=7750 EUR) and must be repaid in the months ahead.Encouraged by your suggestions, we opened this crowdfunding campaign and call out to our friends support, of course if your financial situation allows you to.Whichever the amount collected, this contribution will be extremely helpful for Agora.THANK YOU BEFOREHAND FOR YOUR SUPPORT!Néanmoins, les revenus du studio ne sont pas suffisants pour rembourser notre dette de loyer résultant des confinements ordonnés par le gouvernement portuguais en 2020 et 2021, pendant lesquels nous avons été contraints à la fermeture.Celle-ci, correspondant à cinq mois de loyer (5x 1550= 7750 EUR), doit être réglée dans les mois à venir. Encouragés par vos suggestions, nous mettons en place cette cagnotte solidaire et faisons un appel aux ami.e.s, si bien sûr, votre situation vous permet de nous soutenir. Quelque soit la somme collectée, cette aide sera précieuse pour Agora. Par avance, un énorme merci pour votre soutien!

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Une apprentie en cuisine

Une apprentie en cuisine

Pourriez-vous m’aider à réaliser mon rêve de devenir cuisinière professionnelle ?Le monde de l’alimentation et tout ce qui touche à la créativité en cuisine me fascine!Quand je suis arrivée à Paris, il y a 2 ans, j’ai réalisé que mon rêve d’être cuisinière était à un pas de devenir réalité. J’ai commencé à m’autoformer : faire des recherches et plus des tests dans ma cuisine.Ensuite j’ai eu l’opportunité et la chance d’intégrer l’équipe de « La Main Noire », depuis 15 mois maintenant, je fais partie de cette famille. Sur le plan humain c’est une expérience extraordinaire et sur le plan professionnel j’ai fait des progrès énormes en interagissant avec le chef et mes collègues.Récemment, j’ai pris la décision de m’inscrire à une école de cuisine pour me perfectionner et obtenir en parallèle mon CAP en cuisine Française. L’école a commencé le mois de septembre et tout allait bien. Malheureusement, je viens de découvrir que pour des contraintes administratives, l’organisme qui devrait financer ma formation sera dans l’incapacité de le faire. Cette annonce a été un choc pour moi.Après avoir digéré cette nouvelle, deux options étaient envisageables pour moi : abandonner la formation ou faire tout pour obtenir la somme nécessaire pour payer mon école. Girl power oblige, J’ai décidé de continuer.Et je passe à l’action. En premier lieu, J’ai réussi à négocier une réduction avec la direction de l’école. Et maintenant je me retourne vers vous : d’ici fin mars, il faut que je trouve 5500€.5 100€ pour ma scolarité et 400€ pour le matériel professionnel.Votre contribution, petite, moyenne ou grande, sera une aide indispensable pour moi.Je maintiens le cap, obtenir mon CAP de Cuisine Française en juillet prochain !Merci d’avance et à très bientôt !--English versionCould you help me achieve my dream of becoming a professional cook?The world of food and everything related to creativity in the kitchen fascinates me!When I arrived in Paris 2 years ago, I realized that my dream of being a cook was one step away from becoming a reality. I started to train myself: doing research and more testing in my kitchen.Then I had the chance to join the team of La Main Noire. For 15 months now, I have been part of this family!On a human level it is an extraordinary experience and on a professional level I've made enormous progress by interacting with the head chef and my colleagues.Recently, I made the decision to enroll in a cooking school to improve my skills and at the same time obtain my CAP in French cuisine. School started in September and everything was fine. Unfortunately, I have just discovered that for administrative constraints, the organization which should finance my training will be unable to do so. This announcement came as a shock to me.After digesting this news, two options were possible for me: to give up the training or to do everything to obtain the necessary sum to pay for my school. Girl power obliges, I decided to continue.And I take action. First, I managed to negotiate a discount with the school management. And now I turn to you: by the end of March, I have to find 5500€.€5,100 for my tuition and €400 for professional equipment. Your contribution, small, medium or large, will be an indispensable help for me.I'm staying the course, getting my CAP de Cuisine Française next July!Thank you so much and see you very soon!

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Sauver Mindy

Sauver Mindy

FR: Je m'appelle Hannah, je suis étudiante infirmière et la maîtresse d'une chienne parfaite prénommée Mindy.Mindy n'a que 6 ans, elle vient d'être diagnostiqué d'un cancer des lymphomes. La seule option de traitement qu'elle peut avoir est de la chimiothérapie. Cela lui offre la possibilité de prolonger sa vie de 10 a 18 mois, sans souffrance, avec un petit espoir de passer à travers les mails du filet et vivre plus longtemps. Certains me diront que je suis folle à m'engager dans des frais vétérinaires aussi élevé avec qu'un petit espoir de rémission. Mais cette chienne c'est un membre de ma famille, elle n'a que 6 ans. Je suis complètement anéanti et j'en appelle aujourd'hui à votre générosité pour m'aider à sauver ma chienne. Ceux qui me connaissant savent a quel point elle est importante pour moi, et je sais également qu'elle a touché plusieurs vie, pas seulement la mienne.Aujourd'hui j'ai besoin d'aide, j'ai besoin d'aide pour avoir plus de temps avec ma chienne, j'ai besoin d'aide pour garder un peu d'espoir qu'elle défiera les statistiques, j'ai besoin d'aide pour lui offrir les soins qu'elle mérite. Car elle mérite de vivre plus longtemps, elle mérite de continuer a avoir des balades sur la plages, des câlins, de l'amour, des voyages... une vie rêvée de chien que j'ai pu lui offrir jusqu'ici.J'en appelle à votre générosité aujourd'hui pour m'aider à garder espoir et m'aider à me battre pour elle et lui offrir les soins dont elle a besoin.A tous je vous remercie du fond du cœur pour vos dons ou vos partages. EN: My name is Hannah I am a student nurse and the owner of a perfect dog called Mindy.Mindy is only 6 years old and has been diagnosed with lymphoma cancer. The only treatment available is chemotherapy. This offers her the chance to live another 10 to 18 months, without any pain or any major side effects of chemotherapy. Some dogs with this diagnosis do defy the statistics and live longer. Today I need hope that Mindy will be part of those dogs. I know some people will think I am crazy engaging in these massively expensive veterinary treatments with only a slim chance of survival. But Mindy deserves a chance. She is a member of my family and she is only 6 years old. I am completely heartbroken and I am opening this Leetchi page today to ask for some help to save my dog. Those people who know me, know how much she means to me, and I know she has touched other lives as well as mine.Today I am asking for help, help to have more time with my dog, help to keep the little bit of hope i have that she could defy all the odds, help to offer her the care she desperately needs. Because she deserves to live, she deserves to keep running around on the beach, to be loved and cared for, and have the life that all dogs deserve.Today I am asking for your generosity to help me keep hope that Mindy can make it. Help me fight for her and help me offer her the care she deserves.I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your donations.

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Fandee Island is not dead (yet) !

Fandee Island is not dead (yet) !

English Below-------------------Bonjour à toutes et à tous,J'aurais préféré faire autrement, mais c'est le cœur lourd que je me tourne à nouveau vers vous.Comme vous le savez sûrement, cela fait malheureusement bientôt 2 ans que le Laos a fermé ses frontières. Et malgré les dernières réformes engagées, l'espoir de revoir des touristes est reporté (au mieux) pour la prochaine saison, c'est à dire à partir de novembre prochain.Comme vous pouvez vous en douter, ces 2 dernières années de covid n'ont pas été sans incidence sur mes projets et mes finances (comme pour beaucoup d'entre nous). Plus de touristes = plus de clients = plus d'argent.J'ai dû mettre de côté la plupart de mes idées (salon de massage, cabanes flottantes, activités aquatiques) et mes projets sont à l'arrêt. Y compris celui qui me tenait le plus à cœur, finir la construction de ma maison (j'en suis environ à 80%).Mais cela ne m'a pas empêcher de continuer à y croire et de tout faire pour rebondir. D'abord, j'ai construit mon premier pont suspendu pour relier la berge a mon île (presque seul) en espérant que le covid ne soit qu'un court épisode.Réalisant que ce ne fût pas le cas, associé avec un ami proche qui a avançé tous les fonds pendant que je m'occupais de la réalisation, nous avons construit un second pont. Beaucoup plus haut et plus long, avec une tyrolienne juste au dessus de la chute d'eau de Tad Lo. Une activité qui devait dégager de quoi vivre et manger en attendant un retour à la « normale ». Malheureusement, ce projet qui s'adressait à une clientèle locale n'a pu ouvrir que 2 jours pour cause de confinement généralisé et n'a donc jamais eu l'occasion de dégager une seule rentrée d'argent.Loin de me laisser abattre, cette fois c'est avec Emeric (mon frangin) que nous nous sommes lancés dans l'aventure du laser game à Paksé. Après plus d'un an d'efforts, de travaux et d'attente pour pouvoir ouvrir, nous accueillons enfin nos premiers clients ! Mais bon, pendant ces 2 ou 3 prochaines années, la grosse majorité de nos bénéfices servira à rembourser nos gentils créanciers et à payer nos loyers...A cela s'ajoute les 2 dernières saisons des pluies qui n'ont pas été tendres et qui ne sont pas totalement innocentes dans la démarche que j'entreprends aujourd'hui. Car malheureusement, quand on a un toit en paille avec un plancher en bois et qu'on n'a plus les moyens de l'entretenir, les dégâts se multiplient vite car la nature ne pardonne pas. Comme indiqué plus haut, les premiers touristes ne risquent pas d'arriver avant novembre. C'est à dire, après une troisième saison des pluies, qui va encore empirer l'état actuel des choses...Et recevoir des clients dans une maison en état de délabrement n'est pas l'idéal pour redémarrer une nouvelle saison sur de bonnes bases.Grâce aux soutiens de certains d'entre vous et à celui des commerçants du village, j'ai réussi à faire vivre Fandee Island et tout ceux qui y habitent jusqu'ici. Mais en toute logique, les factures ont continué de tomber et les dettes se sont accumulées...Il faut maintenant que je paye mon visa professionnel, les taxes que je dois au gouvernement depuis presque 3 ans, mes factures d’électricité impayées et je préfère ne pas vous dire le montant des autres prêts déjà accumulées (merci encore aux amis concernés)Que les choses soient claires !Loin de moi l'idée de vous demander de rembourser mes dettes ou de financer de nouveaux projets !Mais sans quelques travaux sur le restaurant je ne pourrais pas accueillir dignement de nouveaux clients. Il faut absolument que je refasse tout le plancher de ma terrasse et que je répare ma toiture avant que la charpente ne pourisse encore plus.Avec l'inflation et la raréfaction du bois, les prix des matériaux ont doublé et il me revient moins cher de couler du béton. Cailloux, sable, ciment, fer à béton, paille et bois...Il y en a environ pour 3500€.Je sais que je dois déjà de l'argent à certains d'entre vous et c'est vraiment à contre cœur que j'entreprends cette cagnotte. Mais pour celles et ceux qui me connaissent, vous comprendrez que c'est parce que je n'ai plus d'autres options.Sachez également, qu'ayant conscience du contexte actuel, je comprendrais tout à fait que vous ne vouliez ou puissiez pas me soutenir. On a tous nos problèmes à gérer !Un ENORME MERCI à celles et ceux qui pourront m'aider.-------------------------------------Hello everyone,I would have preferred to do otherwise, but it is with a heavy heart that I turn once again to you.As you probably know, Laos has unfortunately closed its borders for the last 2 years. And despite the latest reforms, the hope of seeing tourists again is postponed (at best) for the next season, so around next November.As you can imagine, these last 2 years of covid have not been without impact on my projects and my finances (like many of us). No tourists = no guests = no money.I had to put aside most of my ideas (massage parlour, floating huts, aquatic activities) and my projects have come to a halt. Including the one that was closest to my heart, finishing the construction of my house (I'm about 80% complete).But that didn't stop me from continuing to believe in it and doing everything to bounce back.First, I built a suspension bridge (almost alone) to connect the shore to my island, hoping that covid was only a short episode.Realizing that was not the case, together with a close friend who advanced all the funds while I took care of the realization, we built a second bridge. Much higher and longer, with a zip line just above Tad Lo waterfall. An activity that had to free up enough to live and eat while waiting for a return to "normal".Unfortunately, this project, which was aimed at a local clientele, was only able to open for 2 days due to general lockdown and therefore never had the opportunity to generate a single cash flow.Far from letting me down, this time it was with Emeric (my brother) that we embarked on the adventure of laser tag in Pakse. After more than a year of effort, work and waiting to be able to open, we finally welcome our first customers!But hey, for the next 2 or 3 years, the vast majority of our profits will be used to repay our kind creditors and pay our rents...Then, the two lasts rainy seasons were not very kind and they are not totally innocent in the process that I am undertaking today. Because unfortunately, when you have a grass roof with a wooden floor and you no longer have the means to maintain it, the damage multiplies very fast because nature does not forgive.As indicated above, the first tourists are not likely to arrive before November. That is to say, after a third rainy season, which will make the current state of things even worse...And receiving customers in a house in disrepair is not ideal for starting a new season on a good way.Thanks to the support of some of you and of the merchants of the village, I have managed to bring Fandee Island and all those who have lived there to life. But logically, the bills continued to fall and the debts piled up...I now have to pay my professional visa, the taxes I owe to the government for almost 3 years, my unpaid electricity bills and I prefer not to tell you the amount of the other friends loans already accumulated (thanks again to those concerned).But let's be clear!Far from me the idea to ask you to pay off my debts or finance new projects !But without some work on the restaurant I will not be able to welcome new customers with dignity. It is absolutely necessary that I redo all the floor of my terrace and that I repair my roof before wood comes rotten even more.With inflation and the scarcity of wood, the prices of materials have doubled and it is cheaper for me to use concrete today. Pebbles, sand, cement, concrete iron, grass and wood...There are about 3500€.I know that I already owe money to some of you and it is with big reluctance that I undertake this pot. But for those who know me, you will understand that I have no other options.Also know that, being aware of the current context, I would completely understand if you do not want or could not support me. We all have our problems to deal with !A HUGE THANK YOU to anyone who can help me.

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Plato Recovery Scheme

Plato Recovery Scheme

Hello everybody! You may or may not know by now that the Plato residence was recently broken into, and equipment in excess of £2000 was taken from us while we were asleep. Among these possessions, most significantly, was the laptop we used to record and store our own recordings - recordings which we had spent many, many hours working on. We were in fact nearing the point at which we were ready to start sharing these with you. Unfortunately, these files were not backed up (learnt our lesson the hard way there didn’t we), and so we have lost a huge amount of the progress we made over the past few months towards better music. Also stolen was George's Eastman electric guitar which is another heartbreaker for us; it cost around £950 and added a distinct element to our sound. We also lost 2 SONOS speakers - we use these to listen back to our recordings and ideas in optimum sound quality, to constantly evaluate what we're doing. Our request to you therefore, whoever you are, is to donate if you feel inclined to do so, to our crowdfunder so that we can overcome this setback. Given the current worldwide crisis that we are all facing, we expect very little sympathy from anyone. We know that we are still incredibly lucky to live in a country that is more financially stable and generally safer than most, and that we are all in good health. We are just doing our best to deal with the situation that we find ourselves in, and the massive amount of support and sympathy we have in fact already received, combined with several suggestions to set this crowdfunder up, from our fans, family and friends, seemed to justify its creation. Please only give what you can afford. We’ll accept every penny, probably even obscure foreign ones if that's all you have to offer. The sooner we get back on track the sooner we can start sharing much more with all of you guys. There may even be exclusive content on offer to those who donate (if you want it). We will heal from this regardless, and return even stronger and even more driven. Thank you for taking the time to read this and especially to anyone who has donated!!! If you're not in a position to donate, simply sharing it is more than enough, and we will be forever grateful for every single contribution. With obscene amounts of love and gratification, we thank you again.Plato xxxx

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£1,315

Seminar in Albuquerque in April 2020

Seminar in Albuquerque in April 2020

Hello friendsPlease help the first-time seminarians from Mexico and Nicaragua get to Albuquerque in April 2020. Some of them have been preparing for over two years. Feel free to contribute any amount, large or small. Every euro helps reach the target.Their photos and accompanying bios can be seen in Facebook or Google Photos in albums called Seminar 2020 Albuquerque. After clicking on an individual photo, you may need to select “info” in order to see the bios, which are in 3 languages.The Facebook & Google Photos links follow, below.Thanks !-----------------------------------------------Bonjour les amisVeuillez aider les nouveaux séminaristes du Mexique et du Nicaragua à se rendre à Albuquerque en avril 2020. Certains d'entre eux se préparent depuis plus de deux ans. N'hésitez pas à cotiser n'importe quel montant, petit ou grand. Chaque euro aide à atteindre l'objectif.Leurs photos et les bios qui les accompagnent peuvent être vues sur Facebook ou Google Photos dans des albums appelés Seminar 2020 Albuquerque. Après avoir cliqué sur une photo individuelle, il se peut que vous ayez besoin de sélectionner "info" pour voir les bios, qui sont en 3 langues.Les liens pour Facebook et Google Photos suivent, ci-dessous.Merci !-------------------------------------------------Hola amigosPor favor, ayuden a los seminaristas que vienen por primera vez de México y Nicaragua a llegar a Albuquerque en abril de 2020. Algunos de ellos se han estado preparando durante más de dos años. Siéntase libre de contribuir con cualquier cantidad, grande o pequeña. Cada euro ayuda a alcanzar el objetivo.Sus fotos y las semblanzas que las acompañan se pueden ver en Facebook o Google Photos en álbumes llamados Seminar 2020 Albuquerque. Después de hacer clic en una foto individual, es posible que tengan que seleccionar "info" para ver las semblanzas, que están en tres idiomas.Los enlaces para las fotos de Facebook y Google siguen a continuación.¡ Gracias ! Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013121658928&sk=media_set&set=a.720857785028270&type=3 Google Photos : https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMOPwfEcxb-SY2FavGYpHXtaLVWe2y77fnaeoLH1p0kjN2XmQstYm7QwrXnHEwyNw?key=QzNQeHBQMnpobWEwUzlpQmwydGRXb00wc2pmMDZB

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FaceShields for Madrid

FaceShields for Madrid

Buenas tardes equipo! Como sabréis por las noticias, ante la escasez de mascarillas y gafas protectoras, hay grupos de « makers » (gente anónima con impresoras 3D en casa) que fabrican máscaras de protección para médicos, enfermeros y personal no sanitario que trabaja en hospitales, residencias de ancianos, centros de salud etc. Tan sólo un grupo en la sierra Norte de Madrid está haciendo más de 2.000 unidades al día! Protección civil y taxistas voluntarios se encargan de distribuirlas. Mis padres fueron a donar cajas de plásticos transparentes que se utilizan en los despachos para encuadernar documentos y se enteraron de que había escasez de material para imprimir el plástico necesario para fabricar las máscaras. Desde hace unos días estoy en contacto con distintos grupos de makers de la Comunidad de Madrid así como 15DíasPara (https://15diaspara.es/) -movimiento apoyado por la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Urgencias y Emergencias, la Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología, el Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid - para ver cómo podemos aportar nuestro granito de arena. Estos grupos de voluntarios se están quedando sin los filamentos para imprimir el soporte de las máscaras, todas las tiendas donde se podrían adquirir los filamentos están cerradas y hay escasez de plástico en todo el mercado europeo. Stratasys, un fabricante israelí de impresoras 3D y de materiales para imprimir a escala industrial (son proveedores de Airbus, Seat, etc.) con el que colaboramos desde hace mucho tiempo nos podría hacer llegar el plástico compatible con las impresoras domésticas de los grupos de makers de Madrid en tan sólo dos días con un 50% de descuento. El reto que tenemos es alcanzar los 7000€ para poder fabricar unas 7.000 - 8.000 máscaras de protección dependiendo del modelo. Estas máscaras se pueden reutilizar y sirven de protección ante la falta de equipación sanitaria homologada. El pedido lo haría yo directamente y lo recibiría un grupo de voluntarios que se encargaría de distribuirlo a los makers que están fabricando las viseras en casa en la Comunidad de Madrid. Muchas gracias por vuestra contribución! No dudéis en difundirlo. Un abrazo desde Bruselas Enrique

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Together for Selim!

Together for Selim!

Hi dear Selim's friends!As most of you already know, Selim had a serious accident while traveling in New Zealand. He will be staying at the hospital until his repatriation to France. The injury was to his spinal cord, so his actions are limited at this time. Due to the nature of his injury, he spends his days lying on his bed and trying to recover as much as he can.We really would like to bring him some joy and sun after this tragic event. So first of all we were hoping to gift him a Nintendo Switch and some cool games to help him have more entertaining days and a lighter mood to pull through this awful situation. Showing him our support will definitely help him to keep going. :)We know this will be a long journey and he will need all the support he can get while he adjusts to these changes. So rest assured that all the money raised will be used wisely to help him with this big new challenge. For now we are trying to move step by step and focus on his comfort and mental health.Your support is more than precious. Please send him as much as you desire: messages, videos, love, anything that could help him to get through this difficult time! Let's help him keeping smiling and fighting no matter what. :)Thank you so much for being here for him! Lots of love ❤️️(Of course we'll keep you updated!!) Salut les ami-e-s !Comme la plupart d'entre-vous le savent déjà, Selim a eu un grave accident en Nouvelle-Zélande l'obligeant à rester à l'hôpital pour plusieurs semaines avant son rapatriement en France. Sa colonne vertébrale a été durement touchée et il doit passer ses journées allongé à essayer de récupérer le plus possible.Pour tenter de les rendre un peu moins longues et pénibles, nous nous cotisons pour lui offrir une Nintendo Switch et quelques jeux sympas qui, on l'espère, rendront son quotidien plus divertissant. :)Cela reste une petite goutte d'eau pour l'instant et il aura définitivement besoin de votre aide plus tard mais chaque chose en son temps ! Notre priorité du moment est son confort et sa santé mentale. Bien sûr, tout l’argent récolté sera exclusivement utilisé à bon escient et pour l’aider, maintenant ou après son retour en France. Car nous savons que la transition sera un vrai challenge et qu’il aura besoin de toute l’aide nécessaire.Votre soutien est très précieux, aussi n'hésitez pas à lui écrire, lui envoyer des audios ou vidéos, de l’amour, tout ce qui pourra l'aider à garder le moral et lui montrer que nous sommes tous là, derrière lui ! Car si vous l'aidez à garder son sourire et sa force, il les gardera. :)Merci du fond du cœur d'être là pour lui ! Des bisous ❤️️(On vous tient au courant!!)

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€1,875

Ayuda para Daniela

Ayuda para Daniela

Hola a todos, soy Alejandra y esta es mi hermana Daniela. El 21 de Diciembre es su cumpleaños y otro año más que ella está inconcientemente en este mundo.Hace casi 3 años tuvo un ACV mientras se mudaba de Barcelona a Koh Phangan (Tailandia). Daniela era una persona muy saludable y extremadamente cuidadosa, pero el estrés del cambio le jugó una mala pasada. Siempre generosa y disponible a ayudar a quien lo necesitara. A día de hoy está sola en su mundo, sobreviviendo en estado vegetativo y aferrándose persistentemente a la vida. Soy su única cuidadora y no la pienso abandonar. Tengo que hacerle frente a todos los gastos para su cuidado y para subsistir, y así surge la idea de solicitar esta colecta para emprender un pequeño negocio que nos dé una entrada de dinero regular y continuar en paz en este trayecto que nos queda.Gracias de todo corazón por cualquier ayuda que puedan darnos. Mi hermana Daniela y yo se lo agradecemos eternamente.Información detallada sobre el estado vegetativo: https://msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/facts-about-vegetative-and-minimally-conscious-states-after-severe-brain-injury------OPCIONES DE DONACIÓN:Banco Santander Rio (Argentina)Para tranferencias o depósitos en Pesos.CBU 0720205888000033968386Bank of Ayudhya PCL Bophut Brach (Tailandia)Nombre: Ana Alejandra GonzálezSwift Code: AYUDTHBK Cuenta: 535-1-08768-1PAYPAL: ago46426 @ gmail . comWESTERN UNION Ana Alejandra González - Pasaporte AAA655725Hello everyone, I am Alejandra and this is my sister Daniela. December 21 is her birthday and another year that she is unconsciously in this world.Almost 3 years ago she had a stroke while she was moving from Barcelona to Koh Phangan (Thailand). Daniela was a very healthy and extremely caring person, but the stress of her change played a trick on her. She is always generous and available to help whoever needs it. To this day she is alone in her world, surviving in a vegetative state and persistently clinging to life. I am the only caregiver for her and I will not abandon her.I have to face all the expenses to take care of her and to survive, and thus the idea arises of requesting this collect to start a small business that will give us a regular income and continue in peace on this path that we have left.Thank you with all my heart for any help you can give us. My sister Daniela and I thank you forever.Detailed information about the vegetative state: https://msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/facts-about-vegetative-and-minimally-conscious-states-after-severe-brain-injury------DONATION OPTIONS:Banco Santander Rio (Argentina)Transfer or deposits in Pesos.CBU 0720205888000033968386Bank of Ayudhya PCL Bophut Brach (Thailand)Name: Ana Alejandra GonzálezSwift Code: AYUDTHBK Account #: 535-1-08768-1PAYPAL: ago46426 @ gmail . comWESTERN UNION Ana Alejandra González - Passport AAA655725 ¡Muchas gracias por vuestra atención! Thanks for your attention!Alejandra y DanielaDetalles del proyecto (PDF Español)

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