The last 90 days of protests have completely changed the Nicaraguan social and political field. It has also cost the lives of +350 peaceful protestors, the majority college students.
This Solidarity Fund is designed to help grassroots organizations with their logistical and material needs. This fund will be supervised by a committee of 6 women of Managua who have direct contact with different organizations that have been active non-stop since this all began. They will meet with delegates from different sectors in order to distribute micro-funds depending on needs.
Some immediate and future needs to support protesters and organizers in the streets and in safe houses:
-Medical Supplies (Med kits, Medical Trainning)
-Phone Call Credits
-Transportation needs (Taxis, Gas)
-Food for caravans of folks that enter Managua
-Independent Journalism (Video, Text)
-Materials for Banners and Art Supplies (Spray Paint, Craft)
-Support for families of Political Prisoners
-Clean up and reforestation efforts
-Refugee Support in Costa Rica
For a recap and current information you can click here.
Video for local news of protests on April 23, 2018.
Above photography by Jorge Mejia Peralta. Click here for more photos of the protests.
If you want to know directly which organizations this Fund will be helping or if you have specific questions about the situation in Nicaragua you can email the committee of activists organizing this GoFundMe at firstname.lastname@example.org
But know that these organizations are under the threat of persecution and harassment.
In full transparency, my name is Lukas La Riviere and I am a United States citizen currently living in the US; however, I have many close friends living and working in Nicaragua and have been keeping close communication with them about what has been going on and helping with outreach to international media.
I will post Bi-Weekly updates sent to me from the organizers of how this fund is being used.
Please only share this GoFundMe with people that you trust.
If you want to know other ways in which you can help Nicaragua, click here .