Tisha Asher - Vieques, PR

It’s now common knowledge that the hurricane Maria has caused wide spread destruction in Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra. Businesses and livelihood have been destroyed, leaving people without much hope of a livelihood or sustenance. What until recently was a major tourist attraction has been destroyed, leaving the 9000+ population to survive on handouts from the relief agencies. The handouts have been inadequate with whole families having to survive on meager rations and the MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat) being distributed by the relief agencies are barely palatable.

Some stores have reopened, but the shelves are bare and fresh produce is not available in the stores. This is still a cash only economy. And since majority of the population are currently without a job, malnutrition is a real issue on the island.

Like everyone else on the island, Tisha Asher has been impacted by the hurricane. Before the hurricane she had a successful food catering business, which is now at a stand-still. But rather than shut shop and leave the island, she is now using her kitchen to cook and deliver 100+ fresh free meals a day. Due to the lack of fresh produce in the stores, she has been growing vegetable plants in her garden to be able to provide what little she can in terms of fresh herbs and vegetables. Also, due to intermittent running water being she has been dipping into her water rations for cooking. The hurricane also managed to damage her car, which requires parts from the main land, and she has to depend on the help from friends/neighbors to be able to deliver food to the needy.

This fund has been created to help Tisha Asher continue on her mission to feed more people as required. Currently, there is limited funding on the island for this initiative. Opening this fund to help support Tisha in her initiative

Buying produce from the markets
Gas, and other cooking supplies
Gas/Propane generators

Please support generously, or if not spread the word within your community.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Sunil Mukundaraj 
Isla de Vieques, PR
Tisha Asher 
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