Aid for Ometepe during Covid 19

Fundraising campaign by Bryan Lawson
  • CA$485.00
    Donated So Far
Raised offline: $720.00
Total: $1,205.00
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Request for Aid.

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

With the Covid 19 pandemic spread globally the flow of tourists has ceased to this island. The local economy is dependent on tourism to support itself. Many people find themselves without work to support their families. Many families have only enough to feed themselves for a few days without regular income. The government of Nicaragua is unable to provide real support or relief to these effected communities.

We find ourselves hunkered down in the town of Los Angeles, where there are many families needing support. The price of food and goods here is the second lowest in the western hemisphere so a little support goes along way. We have been able to help a few families in need but do not have the financial means to help the greater community.

As Canadians we were blessed with a life of relative abundance and a stable society to support us. Many people in this world are struggling right now to find a way to survive through this time. So I am asking any of you reading this, if you find yourself with more than you need to survive right now, please consider supporting the communities that are most in need.

We will be using whatever we receive from this request to help support families in Moyogalpa, Esquipals, and Los Angeles. We are able to buy 100# of rice for about 50$ Canadian, We have also been putting together bags of house hold essentials (Soap, Beans, Flour, Cooking Oil, Etc…). We have the connections and means to distribute directly to those families that need it most.

Let us stand together in this time of need and support each other when it is needed most. Let there be hope in this world.

With many thanks,

Organizer

  • Bryan Lawson
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Gwyn Wansbrough
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2020
  • Good luck with your fundraising efforts Bryan! I hope the project is a success.

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$40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 18, 2020
$75.00
May 20

Update May 20, 2020

Update posted by Bryan Lawson at 09:51 pm

So far we have helped 20 families and are renewing our efforts to support more families.Thank you all for your generosity!

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Apr 04

April 3rd and 4th 2020

Update posted by Bryan Lawson at 10:56 pm

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Donors & Comments

9 donors
  • Gwyn Wansbrough
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2020
  • Good luck with your fundraising efforts Bryan! I hope the project is a success.

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$40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 18, 2020
$75.00
  • Kelsey
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2020
$30.00
  • Joan VanDuzer
  • Donated on Apr 06, 2020
  • Good work Bryan

$100.00
  • Chris Humphreys
  • Donated on Apr 04, 2020
  • I love the Salt Spring/Ometepe connection - and drink the wonderful coffee every day. Wish I could spare more but hope this helps a little. Thanks for organizing it.

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  • Simon Harris
  • Donated on Apr 04, 2020
  • Bryan Lawson, great idea! I'm sure the Ometepe economy has been hit hard... Let's do what we can to help! Thanks for putting this together.

$40.00
  • Karen Harris
  • Donated on Apr 04, 2020
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 03, 2020
$25.00

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Donated So Far
Raised offline: $720.00
Total: $1,205.00

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