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Fund Victims of Mexico's Earthquake

$925 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 6 months
After the earthquake of Sep. 2017 in Morelos, Mexico, and seeing the devastation in the communities, my sisters, other volunteers, and I, decided to get involved and help communities recover from the devastation. We brought blankets, waters, water tanks, food, diapers, milk, tents, and more, to some of the most affected communities in Morelos. Morelos is my home town; the place where I grew up. It's known for its beautiful weather, its amazing history, indigenous culture,  Spanish schools, great food, and more.

Today, most of us are aware of the devastating effects of the earthquake in the area.  Our objective is to help alleviate some of the impact this earthquake has had in the economy of our towns and help reduce migration of workers to the U.S., at the same time that we help reduce violence, crime, unemployment, etc., which comes as a result of poverty.

Morelos has historically been a great tourist attraction where most people make a living by selling their arts, food, tours, housing tourists, students,  and so on.   The earthquake has had an impact on tourism as many homes have been destroyed and the economy came to a halt for some time. The government hasn't provided enough help and corruption has made it difficult for the people in need to receive what they need to move on.

As tourism declined, people have tried to find ways to survive. Schools just recently, in late January 2018, opened up, again, so that children continue studying.  Our fund  is creating social projects so that children and adolescents take extra curricular activities such as art projects, yoga, literature, math, and they learn skills such as cooking and gardening. We want young people to continue to learn and grow and become active and productive members of a society and not loose hope in the system. We believe adolescents are really the future and they relly on us to help them forge a good path for their lives, helping this way change our society that, otherwise, would become hopeless.

Any contribution will help; no contribution is too small.  All donations to this fund are being handled by me and my two sisters, Magda and Delia,  and other volunteers.   Your support means a lot to all of us. From our heart, thank you for your love, compassion, and support.  You will keep receiving updates on our work and progress. All funds are going directly to support projects for a better society. Please see our photos and our continues updates. If you'd like to volunteer in any other way, please contact me directly. We accept volunteers.

I am a yoga teacher who now lives in the Bay Area. I teach yoga at recovery centers, yoga for people with cancer, seniors, and others.  For more information about me, please visit: www.liliaroman.com
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As we delivered blankets, water, tents, medicine, food supplies, and even some cash to some women (to help with basic living expenses as many lost their jobs), focusing on the areas of Morelos, southern Mexico city, we’re ready to move on! We thank Magda, Delia, Marco, and others, for their volunteering services and invaluable help.

This work has inspired us to keep going and to help alleviate some of the issues affecting children for we know these problems could have profound repercussions in their lives. The issues at hand include lack of education, opportunities to develop kids’ talents and skills, self-awareness, etc., which may lead to unemployment, crime, violence, abuse, migration, and so on.
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
1.- We are in the process of opening up our own Non-profit!!
2- Delia is now working with teachers to create educational programs: our first program is Yoga and Theater. The participants are 10 orphan girls, ages 5 to 8 years old, in the town of Tepoztlan, one of the towns in Morelos affected by the earthquake. The program will last 14 weeks. Through playful acting, the girls will develop their creativity, use their body to express emotions, and find their voices. Through yoga, our girls will develop connection to their body, self-confidence, self-love, physical strength, relaxation, meditation, and connection to their bodies’ natural intelligence and ability to heal. Our objective is that, through acting and body movement, our girls will release shock and trauma and will cultivate resilience, joy, skill in action, and will nurture hope.

We invite you to support and be part of our journey. Please donate, share, inspire others, cultivate hope, and help our children grow and create a better future for themselves. Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year. With this money, we will be able to lead in 2018 at least 10 different educational programs that are meant to help heal our communities, train people, hire teachers and artists, rent spaces, (if needed). Some work is done by volunteers. We have raised $3.500.00, so far.

We will post some photos of our projects within the next few days. Please stay tuned!
With much love and gratitude, Lilia
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Yesterday, we went to the municipalities of Tlaltizapán and Tlaquiltenango, in the Estado de Morelos. I had never seen so much chaos before, and never imagined this beautiful land and people would go through a devastating earthquake that has strongly altered their lives and the lives of many Mexicans. Many persons are camping on their yards or in the streets and show post-traumatic stress disorder, others are calm and soulful. Entire families ask for donations of any sort in the streets.
Thanks to your contributions, in these pictures we delivered them mostly baby formula milk and tent coverings and they showed much gratitud.
As we anticipated, five days after the earthquake, no authority has showed up here to offer any help and it's obvious these communities will need support for a long period
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Dear friends, these are some of the photos of the communities we've been supporting this weekend. The photos are for educational purposes only to inform you of the conditions of the places we're visiting. Men and women are working non-stop to restore some balance. With your money, my sisters, Magda and Delia, have brought food, water, tents, and milk to our neighbor communities, mainly in Tlalquiltenango, Morelos, where people have not gotten the support they need, yet...this is another issue. We're planning on helping one specific family rebuild their home, however much we can do. The collapsed house you see in these photos belongs to a very sweet family who has helped the community in many great ways, throughout the years. We will also help them get a water tank so that they stop using plastic bottles and can store water for themselves and the community, for their everyday use. Even my mom is making these visits. . Thank you, everyone! for your support and, mainly, your love is bringing hope to our beautiful communities in one of the most beautiful areas of Morelos, Mexico. We'll keep posting more photos. Gracias! <3
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Dear friends, so far milk and diapers have been delivered to different areas in Morelos and, tonight, my sister Magda and Delia will deliver sheets and tents to people who haven't received any help and don't have a place to sleep. The intention now is to help the most vulnerable: children, the elderly and pets! They'll send photos for all of you to see. We'll keep you posted. We're organizing ourselves so that, eventually, we bring some real changes...we'll keep you posted!
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