We are raising money to help Souleymane Porgo, a street vendor who has sold books & handbags for more than 10 years at 149th Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx. Souleymane was viciously attacked by five people on Tuesday and is now in a coma, with a fractured skull, at Lincoln Hospital. The attack was captured on video and has been circulated widely in local media. Police are searching for these criminals now.
Souleymane, an immigrant from Burkina Faso, has a wife and two small daughters. He is a member of our organization, the Street Vendor Project . We visited him and his family at the hospital this morning to offer our support. Any funds will be donated to Souleymane and his family to help pay medical bills, lost wages while Souleymane is out of work, and other expenses.
- Paul Halahan
- Melvin Rodriguez
- Demetra Lipsanos
New York, NY