I am 63 and live in Spain and Ernesto is 47 and lives in Cuba. We have been in daily contact on the Internet since last year. We got together because Ernesto offered to help me with my Spanish and I have helped him with English. In the time since we met we have become very close and have talked about getting married. I have talked to friends and some have expressed their concerns over the distance involved and the fact that we have not yet met in person. We are both realistic and thoroughly understand those concerns so have decided to be guided by those friends and we will take time to meet up and ensure that we are compatible before we make major decisions about our lives. That is the reason we have decided to turn to crowd funding to raise the money we will need. Neither of us has the disposable income to meet the travel costs involved but at our ages we want to put our plans in place sooner rather than later so the funding is for air fares as we hope that Ernesto could come to spend some time with me in Spain. I am on a fixed income as I suffered ill health for a number of years and am now early retired so I cannot afford to cover all the cost of the travel. As wages in Cuba are extremely low and paid in Cuban Pesos which can only be spent in that country, Ernesto has little or no disposable income. Some friends have already said they would be happy to help us realise our dream. If you feel that you are able, and would like to help, the website accepts any amount above £1. However, if just 300 lovely people in this amazing world could donate 10 Pounds then it would make our plans possible. If larger donations were made then we would reach our goal more quickly and be able to book the flights for June of this year. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Paul and Ernesto