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£5,754raised of £5,000 target by 214 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,754 to Help those in urgent need in Baracoa, Cuba which has been completely devastated by Hurricane Matthew

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    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 12th December 2016

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    Sadly the international media seem to be down-playing this, but Hurricane Matthew has completely destroyed the heart of Baracoa, in the province of Guantanamo, Cuba. A huge number of houses have perished completely. Most of those that haven't have been reduced to shells, with the roofs and windows gone, hence all the household furniture and goods inside have perished too. October is also one of the rainiest months in Baracoa, so multitudes are now left destitute without even any shelter. I consider Baracoa to be my home town, even though I was not born nor raised there, and I have very strong ties with its residents. First hand accounts from people out there suggest that the situation is much more serious than any picture can paint. Despite this, not much help is currently reaching this place. I am endeavouring to raise funds to help the poor folks of Baracoa by providing a means for them to get roofs and windows in their houses, stoves to cook their basic meals on etc. Please lets help these humble people of Baracoa survive these horrid times. Any help will be much appreciated.

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    • Laleena Naidoo9 months ago
      Laleena Naidoo

      Laleena Naidoo

      9 months ago

      Total raised: £6080.55 (CUC 7175.05) (1 USD = 1CUC). With this we helped 78 families in Cuba, including two blind man, an elderly blind lady, a little boy of about 12 years old with a severe incurable illness, a boy and a young man with learning disabilities, and others with physical disabilities. Read the full story here: https://www.facebook.com/laleena.naidoo/media_set?set=a.10154311447390069.1073741851.637330068&type=3&pnr Now doing a second round of fundraising, here is the new link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/baracoa2

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    • Laleena Naidoo10 months ago
      Laleena Naidoo

      Laleena Naidoo

      10 months ago

      Please do come and support this cause on this fun-filled afternoon.....

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    • Laleena Naidooa year ago
      Laleena Naidoo

      Laleena Naidoo

      a year ago

      Viva Pakistán!!!!! A ship carrying food, mainly rice, and other essentials for the victims of hurricane Matthew just arrived in Baracoa. From so far away and one of very few to arrive - well done Pakistan! A ship also arrived from Venezuela and one from Panama. But where are all the other flags? 😒😒 still a pressing need for roofs and construction material. A zillion thanks to all who have contributed so far, but still a long way to go before everyone in desperate need gets some help. Let's unite for the humble population of Baracoa in Cuba

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    • Laleena Naidooa year ago
      Laleena Naidoo

      Laleena Naidoo

      a year ago

      Thank you for the overwhelming support so far. The situation in Baracoa is critical. Multitudes of people either have lost their entire homes with all their belongings inside, and most of the remaining houses are without roofs. Most people are therefore without shelter. There is still no electricity and very little food, people are surviving on portions of rice! Cuba is in the hurricane belt and has been hit with hurricanes previously but even the oldest generations of Cubans have ever seen such destruction in Baracoa before. Please help!

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    • Richard Tenaza

      Richard Tenaza

      Dec 12, 2016

      Admirable endeavor!

      £30.00

    • miriam mitchison

      miriam mitchison

      Dec 7, 2016

      £30.00

    • Benson

      Benson

      Nov 29, 2016

      Wish the people in Baracoa a steady recovery.

      £12.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 28, 2016

      Thanks Laleena for this initiative. Best wishes to the people of Baracoa

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 27, 2016

      Wishing the best for Baracoa.

    • Tracey Buchan

      Tracey Buchan

      Nov 26, 2016

      Fantastic cause and hope it makes a difference to those in real need.

      £20.00

    • john shaw

      john shaw

      Nov 23, 2016

      i hope this small amount helps

      £20.00

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    Laleena Naidoo

    Laleena Naidoo

    London, United Kingdom

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