The Covid19 health crisis is rapidly becoming a human and social crisis as well, with the lost income being crucial for some of the poorest families in a country without a safety net, including street waste pickers, homeless families, members of the informal economy and the new unemployed due to the hit Covid brought to small businesses and the tourism industry.
I know this is a trouble time for everyone but, in case you're still managing to sustain a regular income and would like to contribute for the ones who haven't, this campaign would be a sustainable way to do it. We don't want to just give away, but to help people to help themselves.
For achieving that, I've partnered with Friends-International, an international NGO and social enterprise already on the field providing services to save lives and build futures for over 55,000 marginalized children, young people and families in Southeast Asia each year. Marginalized families don't have savings or safety nets to fall back on and require immediate emergency support to survive this crisis.
Your donations will:
- Provide immediate life-saving support such as food (rice, cooking oil, canned fish, soy sauce, etc) and hygiene materials (soap, hand sanitizer, sanitary pads, baby diapers, etc)
- Prepare for the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts, including through market-aligned vocational training, employment support and job placement for those who have lost their livelihoods
- Continue the work of the field teams who already know the families in need and implement a sustainable approach to their empowerment instead of a mere one-time-only charity giveaway
For instance a $50 donation supports a family for one month in order to rebuild their lives. Also for every $50 you give I'll give you a free photo! Check my profile at instagram.com/migueljeronimophotography and choose any picture you like (besides anything that clearly says in the caption it was done for an organization, due to copyrights) and send me your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org, I'll send you the file and permission for you to print out :)
My name is Miguel and I'm a photographer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where I've been working on projects related to some of the most underprivileged communities such as the edjai, the street waste pickers. Cycling along the city it's possible to see the effects of Covid19 in many families, with people living on the streets being the most at risk with no access to food, hygiene supplies and other essential materials. I've been taking photos of many of them to raise awareness to various social issues so, now, I'm hoping I can contribute with a more hands-on project.
Thank you for your support!