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Help to change Maritza and her family's life forever

Cause page created in the Community category by jessie casson for "Maritza"

$2,100 of $8,000 goal
Given by 30 generous donors in 5 weeks

We met Maritza and her family last year in Guatemala and we want to help them to open a shop to give them financial stability.

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We met Maritza and her family last year in Guatemala in a small rural town and she told us her story. After their son was born he needed immediate medical attention and to fund these medical costs they had to sell their home. Their son is now 6 yrs old but they have been struggling financially since having to sell their house and Maritza's husband was planning to make the treacherous journey to the USA to try to enter illegally and earn some money to change their unstable future. After meeting Maritza I asked her how we could help and she told me she had always dreamed of opening a shop in her local community. Having a shop will mean that they have a stable income and her husband won't need to leave her and his son. We need NZ$10,000 to build and stock the shop. Maritza's husband is a builder and carpenter so he will build the shop with the materials we provide, and they have sent me plans and costings for the project.

We can change the future of this family forever.

jessie casson's involvement (page creator)

We met Maritza and her family last year in Guatemala, they had to sell their house to cover emergency medical costs for their child when he was born. We want to help them to open a shop in their local community to give them financial stability.

Use of funds

The funds will be used to build and stock the shop. If we do not reach our target we will talk with Maritza and her husband as to how we can scale down the project to fit the budget. If we exceed the budget the money will be added to expanding the project.

Latest donations

zoltan on 27 Jul 2020
micheal and carol hockey
micheal and carol hockey on 22 Jul 2020
Private Donor
Private Donor on 15 Jul 2020
The Kinsellas
The Kinsellas on 08 Jul 2020
Wishing you every success!
Stephen on 07 Jul 2020
Great idea. Well done

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jessie casson's avatar
Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, jessie casson on behalf of Maritza

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