As Black Indigenous people living in Seattle, the Garifuna community has been very affected by COVID-19, and we are pledging to our neighbors to help us during this crisis.
With your donations, about 10-12 families will get a little relief from loosing their jobs and from sickness, please help with generosity, they are our neighbors and need our support so, so much!
Who is the Garifuna Community?
The Garínagu are an indigenous people that are a mixture of West African, Arawak, and Carib ethnic groups. Due to Colonialization they were exiled from their land in 1797, and we are blessed to have a bout 500 Garifuna people in our State.
The Garifuna Community in Seattle has been active in our community with their group Garinagu Houngua since April 18th, 2013. There have been Garínagu in Seattle for nearly 40 years, and there are now nearly 500 Garínagu in our area.
The beautiful mission of this community group:
The mission of Garinagu Houngua is to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of the Garifuna Community here in the great city of Seattle. By working with other non-profits and the government, Garinagu Houngua will advocate for the human rights and provide political awareness to the Garinagus and those associated in the region.
Garifuna Houngua is a transnational nonprofit organization formed and integrated by hardworking men and women of the Garifuna community in this great North West with a mission of an integral community and to provide social, cultural, political and economic awareness and support to Garifunas and others associated members of the organization.
To learn more, go to http://www.garinaguhoungua.org/About.aspx
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