Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched in protests this week, taking sides in the debate over who should run their country.
But the most immediate thought on the minds of many citizens isn’t how full the streets are with protestors … but rather how empty their stomachs are.
The country has been in economic trouble for years, leading to one of the worst food crises in the world. Some reports reveal that at least one-third of the population eats just one meal a day. Some can barely manage that.
But you can help save a life! For $14, you will provide one person with enough food to last four weeks, plus a hygiene kit. That’s four weeks without hunger — four weeks without fear. After months of having nothing to eat and no access to basic hygiene items, the people of Venezuela will finally have some relief … thanks to you.
By the end of 2018, hyperinflation was causing the cost of basic necessities to double every 19 days. Families have been selling everything they own just to buy a few meals.
Mateo and Isabella used to have a thriving business manufacturing clothes. We’ve changed their names due to the dangerous climate in their country. They were successful and had all of their needs met.
But as the economic crisis escalated, Mateo and Isabella were forced to sell their company’s machinery … then their cars … and eventually their house so they could eat.
“They gave up their company, their way of life, for their right simply to sit down a few times a day and eat regular meals,” our partner said.
It wasn’t enough.
Soon that money ran out, too. Now, their 14-year-old son is on the brink of starvation.
Isabella was in tears as she told her story. And she weeps even more every time she looks at her son — so skinny that his bones poke through his skin. She hates that she can’t feed her family. And every day she fears that she’ll lose her son.
No mother should have to worry about whether or not she’ll be able to keep her child alive. Will you give $14 today to help save the life of one Venezuelan by providing food and hygiene items?
Show someone like Isabella that she and her family haven’t been forgotten.
Their world may be crumbling around them, but you can meet needs and restore hope by providing emergency care for one person struggling to survive.