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Help Guatemalan Families Affected by Drought

Organized by: Velvet Beard

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Wow - you guys are amazing!
June 06, 2016

I am beyond touched by how quickly this community of parents has come together to raise over $900 to help buy corn for families in Guatemala!  See More

THE STORY:

Corn tortillas are the mainstay in the diets of rural Guatemalans. Families typically grow corn on small plots of land which provides them with the raw material needed to make tortillas to get them through the year. However, with the ongoing drought in Central America crops have died and corn prices are very high. This article from the BBC provides a lot more detail on the situation: Guatemala Families Struggle for Food in Central American Drought.

In May, Familias de Corazón made visits to families in the areas of Guatemala most affected by the drought. Several families in the area requested a meeting where they asked if there was any way they could receive extra corn in place of some other basket items on the next visit. Fide agreed to make this change for the next visit and the families were happy.

When we shared the visit reports, several adoptive families asked if there was some way to provide more immediate help to the families. Fide thought a fundraiser would be a great idea and is happy to make a trip back to the area and use whatever money we raise to purchase corn for the birth families who live there.

If you can contribute even a small amount it will go a long way to helping these families through a tough time.

As always, thanks for your support of Guatemalan birth families!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,095

 

137% Raised of $800 Goal

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  • Velvet Beard

    $50

  • The Wozniak's

     

  • Kathleen Mullins

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Liz Marshall

    $25

  • Ed and Orie Wozniak

    $100

  • Diane wilson

     

  • Gillian and Rebecca Fishman

    $50

  • Cathy Drew

    $50

  • Milton Fishman

    $100

  • The Stephens family

    $50

  • The Chechopoulos Family

    $25

  • Ethan Love

    $25

  • Jane and Barb

     

  • Suzie wilson

    $20

  • Noreen and Larry Charlip

    $25

  • Bower Family

    $50

  • Debi Applebaum and Charlie Baum

     

  • Doug & Mary

     

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Donor Comments

Doug & Mary

Doug & Mary

In honor of Lucas & Aliyah 1 year ago

Debi Applebaum and Charlie Baum

Debi Applebaum and Charlie Baum

1 year ago

Bower Family

Bower Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Noreen and Larry Charlip

Noreen and Larry Charlip

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Suzie wilson

Suzie wilson

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Jane and Barb

Jane and Barb

1 year ago

Ethan Love

Ethan Love

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

The Chechopoulos Family

The Chechopoulos Family

DONATION: $25

Thank you for honoring the immediate needs of these families. 1 year ago

The Stephens family

The Stephens family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Milton Fishman

Milton Fishman

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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