Helping my Cuban friend get computers for college

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Thank your for taking the time to Hi! My name is Ryan and I am making this to help my Cuban friend.

My friend’s name is Luis. He is 19 Years old and I'm fundraising to buy him computers for college. In the next couple of months, he will be studying software engineering and it is near impossible to study without the use of computers.

The problem:

Living in Cuba was already difficult before COVID, now even more so since. He is facing an economic crisis with a lack of basic products, blackouts that last up to 8 hours a day, plus inflation. The average salary is 2,500 Cuban Pesos which according to the official rate is (1USD = 120CUP) $20.80. This is barely enough to afford food, never mind a computer.

He used to have a computer and studied with them every day (at least every time he has electricity at home) until a few days ago. He was using his PC normally when suddenly there was a blackout. He unplugged the computer as soon possible, but could already smell something burning. The smoke odor was strong, even his family came into his room to ask what was burning. After reminding him to check if everything is okay, he gets up and can see clearly that smoke is comping from the computer. This was extremely unfortunate, having access to technology is vital to continued education, which is necessary to build the future he wants.

A solution:

After taking the computer to a Technician, he was told the computer was beyond repair, likely due to a power surge. He also suggested he buy a surge protector in future to avoid this happening again, however affording functional computers plus a surge protector is a lot of money in Cuba. He needs both a laptop and a desktop computer for college and each of these will cost around $1000 each, plus a surge protector and the cost of any fees associated with money transfers.

So the only solution at the moment was this campaign because in the middle of all this chaos, he still wants to study and go to college to have a better future.

All funds will be withdrawn and sent to Luis. We both really appreciate any support given during these difficult times. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me and I’ll be happy to explain the situation in more detail.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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  • Donated on Sep 01, 2022
  • Good luck bro! I hope you get you a computer and study lots

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  • Donated on Sep 01, 2022
  • Good luck bro! I hope you get you a computer and study lots

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