They live in a small apartment in a dangerous neighborhood of Monterrey, where they rarely go outside due to the insecurity. Benjamin (7), Jacob (5), and Kimberly (3), who have been unable to go to school for a year and a half, don’t have all the materials they need to learn from home, nor the sufficient nutrition to be as healthy and active as they can be. Schools in Mexico are closed due to the pandemic and it is up to families to buy educational materials. Josef and Jaycee have been doing everything they can to weather the storm and keep their family afloat, but as the weeks, months, years have gone by, and as a worldwide pandemic has deepened inequality around the world, their situation has only become more dire. Yet despite everything they have been through, they continue persevering. I speak with Josef about once a week and no matter how tired and stressed he sounds, he tells me how he has not lost hope and faith that one day things will be better and he'll be able to provide a future for his kids.
They hope and pray that they will finally have the opportunity to apply for asylum in the U.S. once Trump is no longer President. I also hope that when January 20 comes along, it will be possible. In the meantime, I set up this fundraiser so that collectively we can help them.
These are hard times for everyone, and there are many important causes and organizations to give to; this is an opportunity to help one family in a very direct and impactful way. Anything helps and every contribution is greatly appreciated. I set the goal for $1,500 because it seems attainable and an amount that would make a big difference in their lives, allowing them to afford more and better quality food, secure housing, educational materials for the kids to learn from home, and for Josef to start work as a taxi driver. But even if we are unable to meet that goal, any little bit makes a difference for them.
- Carole Dulitz
- Maíra Wiener
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