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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help purchase food, repair hurricane damaged homes and create a seed bank for agricultural activities.

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Direct grass roots giving for the people of Esmeralda, Cuba

Our hearts are broken by our friends devastation from hurricane Irma. Houses have been destroyed. Livelihoods lost. Small holding farms ruined.

Food is scarce at the best of times. Now even bread is hard to find.

Our family has been visiting Esmeralda and surrounding villages and towns for 9 years. Thanks to the grass roots network we've built over this time we are able to invest donations directly to people we know that need it most.

The people of Cuba have given us so much love and wisdom. In our own humble way we have given what we can.

We've invested a lot of our time and money over the years. This hurricane has come so unexpected and we are looking to respond quickly. We don't have the resources to meet the need alone.

Please join us by giving what you can, so we can help people in need now.

The Cubans have always said to us "Thanks for remembering the poor, because most people forget"

Let's remind them again that we care.

Cubans struggle to recover after hurricane Irma

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  • Melanie Casimir2 months ago
    Melanie Casimir

    Melanie Casimir

    2 months ago

    Our friends of Esmeralda Cuba are still suffering, some 8 months since erma hit them! Now facing no crops have grown due to the flooding etc.. Unable to re-plant any seeds as timing is all wrong now! It will take approximately 12-18 months to get back in front.. Lots of people will go hungry tonight, tomorrow, the next day and so on! We are so very lucky as our supermarkets are usually stocked to the max! And we moan when the bread has ran out.. Get a grip.. Think of someone less fortunate than ourselves.. Peace and Love..

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  • Melanie Casimir3 months ago
    Melanie Casimir

    Melanie Casimir

    3 months ago

    Well February, March now it's April time passes so quickly! Almost 7 month since irma hit Cuba and some people are still without homes, roofs etc.. But spirits are high in Esmeralda as they live in hope everyday, they have no other choice but to hope! Peace and Love to all!

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  • Melanie Casimir5 months ago
    Melanie Casimir

    Melanie Casimir

    5 months ago

    Not much progress on our fundraising but whatever we raise will be welcomed! And will be helpful for the Cuban people! Big thanks! POSITIVNESS ALL AROUND!

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10 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/17/2018 1:07 PM



  • Ryan OKeeffe

    Ryan OKeeffe

    Sep 29, 2017

    I hope this helps, Steve R told me about the cause X


  • Marianne Albina

    Marianne Albina

    Sep 28, 2017


  • Lucy Murunga

    Lucy Murunga

    Sep 25, 2017

    Hello Mel. Steve R told me re your initiative-here's a little donation in support. All the best.


  • Anonymous


    Sep 20, 2017

  • Elysia Nisan

    Elysia Nisan

    Sep 20, 2017

    Hope this can help - Steve Richards told me about your intentions. Best wishes.


  • Anonymous


    Sep 20, 2017


  • arji manuelpillai

    arji manuelpillai

    Sep 19, 2017

    Steve told me it would help... x


About the fundraiser
Melanie Casimir

Melanie Casimir

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Hi I'm Melanie. I'm a straight living, spiritual mother. I'm passionate about life, equality and sharing.

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