Help Me Raise €200 For This Sri Lankan Family
155 raised
78% of €200 goal
3 contributors
5 Years running
Guys I'm doing some €200 fundraising. I want to help this Sri Lankan family to have a sustainable income. Please check out the message and send it to all your friends!

In Sri Lanka I've met Viola. She's spitting blood because her teeth are falling ...
Guys I'm doing some €200 fundraising. I want to help this Sri Lankan family to have a sustainable income. Please check out the message and send it to all your friends! In Sri Lanka I've met Viola. She's spitting blood because her teeth are falling out. Viola lives in her daughters house next to the beach in Colombo. The house is made of wood and some plates over it. The real house was taken away by the Tsunami in 2004. Viola's husband died a couple of years ago. He was run over by a train at night. (railways are open to cross and next to the beach) They have no money to buy food and drinks, so the family eats what they catch in the sea. The sea is not very giving anymore. Sometimes they get some food from tourists. Like how I've done it a few days ago. We have eaten with the entire family (more than 10 people) from the groceries that I've done. She's a real good cook too. Today I've given her more money to get some food. Viola wants to provide for her family. In her mind she already knows what to do. If she just gets some money she will buy all the things she needs to open her beachstand. Fishermen need cigarettes and something to eat and drink. During the high season there are many tourists too. Viola knows for sure they will enjoy the real Sri Lankan experience by eating some of her food and drinking some ginger tea. So all we need is money to provide Viola with cigarettes, drinks, vegetables, rice, spices, fish and chicken. I have told Viola I am going to raise money for her while I am travelling to some other places on the island. She already has some wood and some other stuff to build her stand, so together with her family she will already build the stand in the while I am away. When I get back to Colombo I will take the money that was donated and shop together with her. (also if I don't raise anything) The process will be clearly shared with the people that donate. In that process you will see how we spend the money and how we can make an entire family live from raising €200. If 40 people give €5 we already have this money. We will create something beautiful that I will show each and every one of you. I'm staying in Sri Lanka on my own expense, so I won't be taking any money. The people that know me and share this message know that I'm an honest guy. I just feel like giving is the best we can do. Sharing is caring! This is my first project. I will be your projectmanager. I am here, not you. So I can do this. And I am not like the BIG fundraisers that make it impossible to track your money. I'm sharing every detail and will send personal messages, because I'm enthusiastic about this! And I want to keep doing this as long as it feels good. Of course we cannot help everybody, but we can begin somewhere. Seeing one family flower is already worth the trouble! I am going to make sure that this family can provide for itself. If you can help me with that would be great! You can pay with PayPal and creditcard and if you want to donate in some other way (by sending old clothes or something), just let me know!
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