Sam's Fund for College

Hello my friends! First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. For those who don't know me, I am Samuel Perilla from Colombia. I lived and served in Sonoma County for a year as a CCI Grant exchange student. During this time, I completed over 160 hours of volunteer work, and a non-paid internship for a full semester in a wastewater laboratory.
(Me and my friends giving homeless people food, blankets, and clothes during the winter in Santa Rosa, CA. Everything from our own pockets.)

I have been beyond blessed with a scholarship to finish my college education in Poland, at the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza. Why Poland? Because in this university I can have access to high quality education, with an environment full of international students and tuition-free. This opportunity allows me to accomplish my future goals in opening my own nonprofit to bring drinkable water to those in deeper need in my home country, Colombia. Also while making international connections during my time abroad, I can gain more experiences in dealing with different cultures, languages and mindsets so in a further future I will be able to take my non-profit to other countries in need.
(This is me volunteering in a very poor area of Colombia called "Coyaima")

The generous scholarship given by University of Dabrowa and the European Union, includes tuition and 320 euros per month, covering ONLY A PART of the monthly personal expenses. This scholarship DOESN´T include the plane tickets and the other transportation and visa expenses to get there. My family, although they love me very much and are very supportive, they don’t have the financial resources to help me pay my monthly expenses in Poland or help me with the plane tickets.

It will take me three years to finish my education in Poland and I am here to ask you to help me raise $3500 dollars in a month! These $3500 will cover my plane tickets and an emergency fund of around (USD) $800.
The rest of my monthly living expenses for the three years will be covered by myself working part-time jobs while I am in Poland.

I strive to be a good friend and a "servant" to the people and I will continue to be one throughout my travels. If you know me, I hope I have been a blessing in your life, and I hope you can help me take the opportunity to bless others on my journey to Poland

Any donation is a great help! You can donate a few dollars or you can help me by sharing this post with your friends via e-mail, Facebook, Instagram. Etc.

 Thank you so much! May the Lord bless you this week!
Legal disclaimer:
This fundraiser is organized by Cassie Tsolis on behalf of Samuel Perilla. Since Samuel is not a US citizen he is not able to withdraw the money by his own, so he has authorized Cassie to withdraw the money on her bank account and then transfer it to him.
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