Donation Appeal
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John's Family in Venezuela

  • Hong Kong
Raised So Far USD 4,886
69% Complete
Target : USD 7,000

About Appeal

In the last few years, I’ve helped to fundraise, send medicine and bring awareness to people in need in Venezuela. But now I need help for my own family.

Most of you know I come from the beautiful country of Venezuela, but I’ve been living abroad for nearly 10 years. Sadly, the country’s stability and economy has crumbled before our eyes- it's struggling through a full blown humanitarian crisis. The reasons are complex, but simply speaking, it’s a case of a corrupt government mismanaging a nation’s resources, and the citizens are paying the highest price. I have plenty of credible articles and videos if you’re interested to find out more.

Our family has had to make the difficult decision to relocate out of the country because as much as it hurts, Venezuela is no longer safe or liveable. On top of political oppression, food scarcity and a devalued currency make it very dangerous. There aren’t even proper medical supplies so hospitals and schools are barely functioning. Despite having to leave everything behind, the only realistic choice was to move away.

The total amount I need to raise is US$5,000 for three things:
  1. Helping my parents, sister and her young son settle as refugees in Peru and afford things like basic appliances, consular fees, medicine, and other daily necessities;
  2. Kickstarting a small business for my family to work toward financial independence and stability because finding work has been harder than we expected;
  3. Helping my brother who is still living in Venezuela move out with his daughters and settle in a new country.

Recent Donors 52

  • Aaron Robinson

    I hope you get your family out of Venezuela, John! Much love from Vancouver ❤️

    USD 25 15/03/2020

  • Jeffrey Loo

    USD 100 06/01/2020

  • Joel Lim

    ❤️

    USD 100 27/12/2019

  • Anonymous

    USD 85 12/12/2019

  • Lane & Pete Dean

    USD 15 05/12/2019

  • Christa Shier

    USD 250 04/12/2019

  • Arthur Wong

    USD 25 04/12/2019

  • Susan & Ralph Pasquariello

    Praying for you & your family ...

    USD 50 02/12/2019

  • Gong Tsyn Leung

    Merry Christmas!!

    USD 1,300 30/11/2019

  • Nicky Thomas

    USD 25 30/11/2019

  • Alanna Toal

    Your family must be so so proud of you, my heart is with you all and I know you will succeed. Lots of love xxx

    GBP 50 29/11/2019

  • 2B, Lei Wah Building

    Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself!

    USD 50 29/11/2019

  • Mindy Logan

    USD 50 29/11/2019

  • Lynette Spong

    Our hearts go out to you good luck GOd bless love to your family We are LDS

    USD 100 29/11/2019

  • Devon McGinnis

    USD 50 29/11/2019