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The people of Venezuela are waiting … for you

Blog Team
Jan 29, 2019

Thousands of Venezuelan protestors are crying out for change. There’s a wild fervor among the crowds. As the country’s economy crumbles, the citizens of this once prosperous nation know they have to do something.

The people are tired of waiting.

Venezuelans are tired of getting up early each morning to stand in long lines waiting for grocery stores to open. They have to beat the other customers to the few food items they can still afford. Otherwise, their families will starve.

But you can help save a life! For just $14, you will provide one Venezuelan with enough food to last four weeks, plus a hygiene kit.  

Hyperinflation has made it impossible for the average family to afford three meals a day. Most are eating only once a day, and that meal is a mixture of cornstarch and water.

On the road toward the country’s borders, drivers wait in line, hoping to buy enough gas to help them escape to another country — hoping a new location will offer a fresh start. Their home country has become a burial ground; but, not everyone can afford the trip out.

Meanwhile, in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas, parents scour the few supermarkets still stocked with a handful of items, although the shelves are shockingly bare. They anxiously count their few bolívares, hoping they have enough to buy something … anything.

One father said, “I went to purchase one and a half kilos (3.3 pounds) of ham a week ago to feed my hungry teenage boys, and it cost me 11,000 bolívares. I went today to purchase the same — one and a half kilos of ham — and it cost me 55,000 bolívares. It cost five times as much — 500 percent inflation — in one week!” 

At the end of 2018, the cost of available basic food and hygiene items was doubling every 19 days. Even previously middle-class citizens can no longer afford to purchase nutrient-rich food.

The majority of Venezuelans have lost an average of 19 pounds because they have nothing to eat. For children especially, this means malnutrition … and even death.

The people of Venezuela are starving to death — but you can help save a life. For $14, you can provide four weeks’ worth of nutritious food to a person struggling to survive. Your support will also provide that person with a hygiene kit, something he would have no way to afford otherwise.

While politicians debate over who should govern Venezuela, the starving people are still waiting — waiting for food, waiting for help. This crisis is more than just an issue of politics. It’s a matter of life and death.

Will you end one person’s wait and help save a life today?


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