Let's help children in Venezuela!

Hi all! My name is Maretva and I am a Venezuelan mum running in The Midlands, training for the Warwick Half Marathon next year in March and raising funds to help the children in Venezuela.

Venezuela is going through a deep political and economic crisis. Inflation for 2017 is around 248.6 %.  We have the highest inflation rate in the world and the forecast is that it could reach 800% at the end of the year. This, together with a serious shortage of food and medicines, is having a devastating effect on Venezuelans.

93% of Venezuelans do not have enough money to buy the amount of food that they need. Venezuela is suffering from a roughly 85% shortage of basic medicines: vaccines, antibiotics, antivirals. 63% of hospitals do not have drinking water. 51% of hospitals do not have beds for operations. As you can imagine this situation is affecting specially to the most vulnerable: CHILDREN.

As Venezuelan and as a mum, I feel I have to do something to help, even in the distance. That is why I created this fundraising page, to raise funds while I train for a half marathon, a distance I have not run in 10 years.

The funds raised will be split in 3 parts. One part will go to a charity that helps feed children living in the street in Venezuela, Cáritas Venezuela.


I will also support the efforts of Sonrisas Venezuela (Instagram account @sonrisasvenezuela) that helps inpatient children in public hospitals by providing them with clothes, formula and medicines. Finally, another part of the funds will go to Acorns, a local charity in the Midlands that provides care, support, fun and laughter for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families.

Please join me in my training journey by following my instagram acount @mareruns4vzla, I would love to read your support messages! Also, if you can, please donate, even the smallest amount is helpful to these children in need. And more importantly, please share this page!!!

Thanks in advance for your help!

Maretva Baricot
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Maretva Baricot 
Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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