Let me start by saying that this is not the saddest nor the worst story about the eartquake in Mexico. Thankfully both Sofia and Cristina are alive an well, since Sofia was at work and Cristina at a school that did not fall down. Still it is heartbreaking to watch somebody lose everything in literally 59 seconds.Sofia is a brave woman with a 16 year old daughter. She has an exhusband who doesn´t really care about his daughter and therefore no option for help at this moment.
Most of the money that Sofia earns is for living and giving her daughter Cristina a better education (Mexican public schools in Mexico are tough, no go)
Sofia lived in the Veronica Anzures neighborhood, which is close to where most of the damage that has been shown on television. Her building has been declared inhabitable as of now by both the goverment and a private engineering contract hired by some friends of Sofia and the other tenants to double check what the goverment was saying. Nobody wants to lose their home without a good fight for it. Yet sadly, both entities agree that they had to evacuate.
Sofia and the other tenants had to get the things they could carry out before the goverment shut the building for people.There are expectations that unless something is done short term, another bad quake will crumble it to the ground.
Sofia and the other tenants could not afford insurance and on my personal non-professional opinion, it would not have mattered as the building itself is badly damaged, so apartment insurance would not have been enough.
The funds I am asking on her behalf are for two things: For Sofia to find a temporary place of living and pay some rent and then to try to fix the building (if possible)along with the other tenants. If that is not an option, the money will go to a down payment or some longer term option. so she can restore her life. In the meantime she cannot stop working.
The pictures attached were taken by me in my phone while helping her get her stuff.
Now, being Spanish and Mexican myself I understand the problem of actually believing or trusting anything you see written this days. I cannot do anything else except write this and hope people believe. I know Sofia will be extremely grateful for anything (she is not expecting help) that will help jump start her again. I know I will be very grateful for you to read through all this.Let me know or write me if there is something else you need to know.
I have set up this gofundme now in Euros as they are not yet allowing mexican pesos ( or I have not figured it out). I will change this as soon as there is an option in Mexico for her.
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