Greetings kind readers!
It is difficult for me to come to you in these conditions since I have always been a hard-working and enterprising man, trying to keep myself prepared to face challenges, always proud of the merit of obtaining my money through my own work capacity, but I think you also have to recognize when the situation is really overwhelming you and you can no longer do it alone; this is happening to me now.
I live in Venezuela, a country sunk in a sensitive economic and political crisis for more than 9 years. First of all it will start to collapse here and during the first stages of the collapse, I worked satisfactorily as a professional musician, as a musical instrument maker in my own workshop, I manufactured gym machines for a while and also made my living from blacksmithing and carpentry; maybe it will sound like Wow! But the acute crisis in the country forces us Venezuelans to reinvent our businesses and ways of working each time, since at some point they are no longer profitable to live. Then I found a business formula that allowed me to live, support my family and even help some people in my town, in a stable way for 4 years and this was exporting my handicrafts to the world; Unfortunately a year and a half ago I had a strong legal problem with the only company capable of making international shipments from my country and this meant for me to stop exporting my work and to close my business indefinitely. Since then I have tried to come up with the formula to reopen my business but here there are only blockages everywhere, so I have not been successful. I have tried to look for opportunities within the national market but this is a utopia for now. I keep my workshop open every day and if I manage to receive one or two jobs a month it is already a miracle; I am not a bad worker, I am a professional and I provide quality jobs, but here everyone thinks only about covering their priority needs and of course it makes sense if the minimum salary is $ 4 a month and living in Venezuela is almost as expensive as living in Europe. The only ways to obtain large and constant money are in some way linked to the food sector for which you have to have a good start-up capital which I do not have right now, or to illegal activities and I am not willing to participate in something like the latter . In such a way that I have fallen into gradual bankruptcy, I have had to sell some machines from my workshop but they cost them to sell, some things in my house have been damaged and I have not been able to raise the money to do the repairs.
Until December I only had $ 600 of my last savings left and since I had previously managed to buy agricultural land (without a house), I decided to play my last card and go with my family to build a small rural house to be able to live and work the agricultural land. There we spent more than 3 months building the house with our own hands, but I was short of money and this forced me to return to the city to try to get some money to continue the development of the land, but every day things are worse economically in the cities of Venezuela and I have not been able to achieve my goal, meanwhile my small farm (which is 2 hours by car from my current location) remains unattended, with a half-finished rural house and the risk of losing everything our work due to the action of the rains since we are not able to waterproof the roof.
In my family the economic pillar is me and this is a heavy burden under all the conditions that I have described. So my specific request would be to be able to fully condition my farm so that I can begin to exploit it commercially and begin my economic recovery again. I have also thought of helping people who are in worse situations with super solidarity offers and donations of the surpluses of our crops.
To fully reactivate my farm costs around $ 15,000 including the purchase of a small used tractor and the drilling of my own deep water tube to become independent from the community water intake, but for me any contribution is significant (even $ 1 would be very appreciated by me) and it will help me enormously.
I have experience in agriculture and a beautiful social project with my farm so by helping me you will not only be helping me but also a lot of people who will benefit from my farm.
If you want to make a contribution you can make it to https://paypal.me/solidariosCarlosS?locale.x=en_US
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!