What's the issue?
Last january I was in Essaouira, Morocco, where I got to know Karim, a local surf-instructor. He now told me, that he and his family (he lives with his mom and his two sisters) have a problem every time it rains: the roof is not finished, so the rain falls straight into the house. Although they use buckets to prevent a general flooding, its not possible to collect all the water and the family has hard work trying to keep the apartment the dryest possible.
Why is financial help needed?
It's hard for them to save money to fix the roof, as the principal income earner (Karim's father) died some years ago in a car accident. Now the family lives with the mother's humble pension and Karim's insteady income, as the money he earns depends on the tourists and the weather – some days he has no income.
How much is needed?
For this roof-fixing-project they need about 5000 dirhams, which is 450 EUR or 500 CHF.
They say, one day they will have the money to fix this, but we all know that the rain doesn't wait until that day, so they need it as soon as possible.
Why do I commit myself to help this family?
To get the money to fix the roof as fast as possible, the family wanted to sell their fridge. But can you imagine a kitchen without a fridge? I can't, so I decided to help this family. I would be very happy if you can help me to help them. As initiator of this campaign, I decided to donate one cappucino (or 5 EUR) for every donor. Which means: the more donors, the better!! :)
What do you get out of it?
- How much would you spend for a surf-lesson? Donate this amount now and Karim will not only invite you, but also your friend to a surf-session, once you are in Essaouira.
- Always wanted to eat a Tagine made by locals? Insert your donation and Karim's mom and older sister will be delighted to cook a dinner for you and your friend.
- Do you have a friend who is planning to go to Morocco soon? Surprize them with a free surf-session and a Tagine at a locals home by donating now. In your name, your friend will be able to enjoy these moments in Essaouira with Karim and his family.
- The pleasure to make a big difference with very little.