Hey guys! Today I'd like to bring you some updates regarding where we are in terms of the progress of the charity. Firstly, let me show you a video recorded by @reinaldoverdu about the daily life in Venezuela. This video was recorded at my request and used with permission.
Table of Contents
- Venezuelan Steemians in need
- Venezuelan distributors
- Current promotions
- How will contest funds be split?
- Need help, funds or support?
@crypto.charity is a new charity that I started less than a week ago. I created this to help raise awareness and help the situation in Venezuela, but why you may ask? I have talked to some Venezuelans about their situation and it's truly horrible. The hyperinflation experienced in their country has made their money pretty much worthless, and through no fault of their own, many are now left living in poverty, going hungry every day, waking up crying and uncertain whether they will be able to survive another week.
Venezuelans in need
The primary aim will be to of course help Venezuelans afford basic necessities such as food, medicine and clothing, with an extra emphasise on those who can't actually afford technology. After discovering the truly horrific conditions many are living in, I realised that these are the "fortunate ones". These are the people who can actually afford the technology to be on Steemit, while many out there are living on the streets, scavenging for food from trash shamelessly.
This is why before the funds have even been raised, I have found two trusted Venezuelans to help distribute food.
One is @drmaizo, a renowned Orthopedic Surgeon and someone who has already helped many Venezuelans by distributing food and giving free medical surgeries to those who can't afford them.
Another is @reinaldoverdu. I've known Reinaldo for a while now, first meeting him on Steemit probably around a month ago. He was actually the one who first educated me about the economic situation and corruption in Venezuela. I have personally contributed around 5 Steem to @reinaldoverdu, which isn't much to us but for him, it's food for weeks.
He will be a beneficiary and a distributor of funds. He made a very detailed and graphic article detailing the daily life of a Venezuelan here, check it out if you'd like to see for yourself their conditions, this article is the same as the article mentioned at the start.
These distributors will be helping those around them who don't have access to Steemit, thus not having the ability to earn or be rewarded on Steemit even if they wanted to be.
I will always be looking for more trustworthy, active distributors. If you'd like to be one, please leave a comment or contact me on Discord (cryptoeater#5209)
We have one going on right now, which is a 25 Steem Monsters booster packs raffle! There have only been ~1.5 Steem worth of entries, the packs themselves are worth over 27 Steem right now! Our goal is to raise 50 Steem from this!
How to Enter
- Send 0.1 Steem or 0.14 SBD PER TICKET to @crypto.charity (all funds sent to this account will be used for charity)
- Include in the memo how many tickets you wish to buy
- You may purchase tickets more than once, and you may purchase more than one at a time!
- For example, you could send 1 Steem and say "10 tickets"
- First: 12 packs
- Second: 6 packs
- Third: 4 packs
- Fourth: 2 packs
- Fifth: 1 pack
Of course, we are always looking for sponsors. @crypto.piotr has offered to help us raise some funds, which is incredibly nice and generous of him because he came to US offering to help, this was before we even asked for help!
We are also talking with others who may potentially be interested to help.
If you'd like to form some sort of parnership, or sponsor our charity in some way or form, feel free to leave a comment of contact me on my Discord cryptoeater#5209
@crypto.charity will be looking for delegations soon. I plan on setting up some auto upvotes for known Venezuelans who need support. This will help generate a guaranteed source of income for many, creating a sense of certainty that they will be able to eat, provided they post quality articles on Steemit.
Of course, people on our auto upvote list will have to show that they are genuinely from Venezuela, produce quality content and continue to produce quality content after they have been selected to be put on the auto upvote list.
This initiative will start later, and we will be giving out more details in later posts. We're simply looking for an expression of interest in terms of delegation as of now!
How will the contest funds be split?
As mentioned before, they will be split between individuals on Steemit who need help, and distributors.
The exact ratio and exact number of people are not known yet.
Need help, support or funds?
If you're from Venezuela and need help, we'd be happy to review your case!
Whether you'd like to form a partnership, become a beneficiary or distributor, feel free to leave a comment or contact me on Discord (cryptoeater#5209).