Main image

Help to change Maritza and her family's life forever

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

$2,345 of $8,000 goal
Given by 34 generous donors in around 7 months

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.

Main image

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

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 10 Nov 2020
Aroha xxx
Owen on 02 Nov 2020
Thea on 02 Nov 2020
Harriet on 01 Nov 2020
This story touched my heart ❤️ - hope this helps x
Yvonne on 01 Nov 2020
A the best.

Who's involved?

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

Page Moderated The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.


You can start a fundraiser to have your own page that raises money directly for the beneficiary.

Want to get in touch with jessie casson?

Ask a question here

Want to display a QR code that links to this page?

Grab a QR Code

Any concerns?

Report this page
This page was created on 30 Jun 2020 and closes on 30 Jun 2021.
Share a link to this page to help spread the word





  Copy Link


  QR Code