The purpose of this Gofundme campaign is to help Ezra Bush finish his house.
Because of the Covid19 pandemic, Ezra was unable to find work on cruise ships and is now working as a Roatan Marine Park park ranger patrolling the West End area keeping our reefs free of poachers. During the last year, Ezra was awarded "Employee of The Year" for his dedicated work. Unfortunately, the wages of an RMP Ranger will not cover the building expenses.
Ezra's mother died when he was very young. About five years ago Ezra's father also died. Since Ezra was about 10 years old our family has welcomed Ezra into our home and our family. Thanks to the generosity of some of our friends Ezra was able to attend and graduate from Island Academy of Roatan and then acquire his seamanship papers. He worked on Cruiseships saving what money he could to finish the house his father left to him and his half brother. The house was divided in half, and Ezra's half needs completion. Because of the uncontrollable circumstances of the previous year, Ezra is unable to finish his house. As you can see from the photos the house needs pretty much everything. It has no electricity, no running water, no bathroom, no kitchen. I have tried as much as I can to help him, but until things return to normal, I cannot contribute anymore at this time.
Ezra has informed me that he went to his local bank and was approved for a small personal loan of L100,000 (approximately $4200). I asked Ezra what the interest rate was and was shocked when he told me it was 100%! Ezra will have to pay back double what he borrowed. It's absolutely criminal the was banks take advantage of people in Honduras. I told him I would try and get the money for him somehow and my first attempt is this GofundMe campaign.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I understand times are tough all over for everyone. If you can't spare $5 please share and let's get the word out to help Ezra.
- Donna Madden
- Paul Konarek
- ALAN CROUCH
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