Help Romeo's family resettle
Our friend Romeo the Potter has fled the violence and death threats to his family in Nicaragua.
He has left behind everything. His neighborhood is now ground zero in the brewing civil war.
His friends here in Costa Rica want to help him to relocate his family, (wife, son, daughter and granddaughter).
They will need:
A place to live and money to cover the rent for 5 - 6 months (when rainy season ends)
We think that $2000 would cover rent and food for the next few months while they recover, readjust and get thru
the rainy season. The family is willing to do whatever they need to survive here.
Ideally, we would find a potters' wheel and some clay so that they can continue the family pottery business.
Locally, there is a network of friends that are taking up collections of household items and food.
Please contact me directly if you can help with this, cr.amani.amor (at) gmail.com
The need is Urgent, the time is Now.
I have known Romeo for over 4 years. He was a child the last time there were troubles in Nicaragua such as are
He has no bank accounts, so if you contribute to this effort I will state for transparency that the money you send
will come to me and I will be going to an ATM machine to get the cash in local currency to give to him. I will be
posting updates here until we get thru this acute phase.
The photo attached is from their neighborhood before they had to leave. We are very glad that this family was able to get to safe ground, and continue to send prayers for the safety of their friends and family members that had to stay behind.
Again, thank you everyone for your support! And if you haven't yet made a donation, ANY amount is appreciated. Please feel free to forward this message to others who might be inclined to help. Blessings to all!
I am so pleased to report that Romeo was able to get his family thru the border and all are now safely in Costa Rica, headed for our town of Grecia.
Awesome Allies have donated cash, food, household items and even a place to stay for the time being.
I let Romeo know and he sent back icons of tears. He is so overwhelmed and grateful that there aren't words.
We are just starting this, the urgent stage is less urgent but there is still a long road ahead.
Please share this story and link, it not only helps our artist friend and family but spreads awareness about the situation in Nicaragua.
Thank you all for being stand-up humans!