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Eruption Guatemala Longterm Aid

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Raised by 247 people in 2 months
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Created June 4, 2018
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Chapines Unidos
on behalf of International Church Ministries
On June 3rd 2018 there was a massive volcano eruption in Guatemala (Volcan de Fuego). More than 1 million people have been affected by this disaster. People have lost their homes/families. We are looking to fundraise money for water filters, stoves and new homes.


We are a group of Guatemalans who want to support the people affected by the eruption with long-term aid. 

The money fundraised will go directly to: buying 150 water filters from Ecofiltro ( https://ecofiltro.com/en) and Aqus water filters ( http://www.aquswater.com/), New Homes from the 'Asociación Bendición de Dios' Organization ( http://www.bendiciondedios.org/) and eco-stoves from 'The International Esperanza Project Organization' ( https://www.internationalesperanzaproject.org/wood-saving-stoves/)

Because we are working with three different organizations, the money will be withdrawn from a personal account and will be directly transferred to Ecofiltro, Asociación Bendición de Dios and The International Esperanza Project. 

The 150 water filters will be distributed by a team from Enlace AC Guatemala ( http://www.enlace.edu.gt/es/) to schools in the areas afected, specifically: Sacatepéquez, Alotenango and Escuintla. 
The eco-stoves will be distributed by a team of the International Esperanza Project who will focus in installing eco-stoves in the homes of people affected in Alotenango. This team will start going to the area to install eco-stoves starting on Wednesday 6th. 
The construction of the new homes will be organized by a local team from Asociación Bendición de Dios Organization who will go to Alotenango. 

Guatemala needs your help! Thank you!
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Dear donors,

We are happy to announce that 60 water filters have been delivered to the people affected by the eruption.

Here are some pictures we wanted to share with every single one of you. Thank you for making this possible.

We will keep everyone updated about the upcoming donations. The eco-stoves and houses will be donated in the coming weeks.

Thank you again for all of your support :)
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Dear donors,

Chapines Unidos has started the process of withdrawing the money that has been donated to support the people affected by the eruption of Volcan de Fuego. After several conversations, talks with advisors and research it was decided that the money fundraised is not going to be withdrawn into a personal account but rather a transparent organization that holds a 501(c)3 status in the United States. The organization that will facilitate the process is International Church Minisitries, Inc. (ICM) which is a non-profit who benefits Union Church of Guatemala in Guatemala City.

Because the campaign wanted to follow a process that is most transparent, the money withdrawn from the “Eruption Guatemala Longterm Aid” GoFundMe will go directly into the ICM bank account and check will be written in Quetzales (Guatemala’s currency) for Asociación Bendición de Dios and International Esperanza Project.

We understand that the change of plans might cause an inconvenience to some, which is why we wanted to let our donors aware that there is an opportunity to request a refund. You will have until July 10th to request a full refund for your donation. You can request a refund here: https://www.gofundme.com/contact

The ultimate goal of the campaign remains the same, that is providing long term aid to the people affected by the eruption in Guatemala through the donation of eco-stoves, water filters, and houses. However, the process of the withdrawal of money has been changed to make things more transparent and efficient.

Thank you all for understanding and for being supportive in this moment of crisis. The people of Guatemala appreciate all the support that you have provided by donating and sharing this GoFundMe campaign.
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$15,965 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 247 people in 2 months
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Created June 4, 2018
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