Helping people in Venezuela - 1 month after we started

in #charity5 years ago

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There isn't a day when we don't hear disturbing news coming from Venezuela. A couple of days ago the President took his second turn against the will of a big part of the country and of many governments abroad.

Some military then started a rebellion that was quickly crushed. Now people go to the streets to demonstrate. The parlament proclaims another president, which is supported by foreign governments, among them the USA. What will become of Venezuela is difficult to predict. One thing is sure however. People are still struggeling with lack of food and the inflation that eats away everything.

How we try to help

I wanted to contribute to improve the life of a couple of Venezuelian people and therefore I created this account @help.venezuela. The only purpose of this account is to upvote the posts of a selected number of Venezuelian Steemit users. I started this account on christmas (24.12.2018). So far it could give the following amount of upvotes to these venezuelian users:


This is a total of 244 upvotes at 100%, worth about 0.02$ each. So in one month we could give around 5$ to these people which of course is not much. But if you consider that the average salary in Venezuela is now around 6$ per month, this takes a totally different dimension.

A help that wants to be sustainable

The great thing is that with this concept we can continue to help these people in a sustainable way. The account takes worth thanks to curation earnings and also through the sales of unused votes over smartsteem. In addition to that, we also collect money through referral comissions form bitcoin faucets (check out the article about it). This allowed us to collect 2 Steem this month. We started with 750 SP and the account has now 781 SP.

Thanks a lot for the generous delegations

Thanks to the generous delegations of @crypto.piotr (40 SP) and @devann (10 SP). The account has now 831 SP to upvote the posts of our friends form Venezuela. Additional delegations are clearly welcome. The more Steem Power this account has, the more the upvotes will be consequent and the quicker the Steem Power will grow. At the moment it is still not possible to help more people but in the future it is my hope that we can increase the number of beneficiaires.


Support this project to help people from Venezuela to fight a catastrophic economical situation:


You might wonder who the "I" is in the article. Well it's me ;-)

Friend @ help.venezuela, @ achim03 Here in Venezuela even things are not right, we are in several processes difficult to explain after they happen.

But we are on the right track, it will not be easy to dismantle 20 years of corruption and organized crime by this government, nothing easy. We are here and we can not go out for whatever reason. We are the ones who have bad times.

Every day you struggle to get food, and worst of all, as you think you can feel a 44-year-old man with two positions in a university, one as a teacher and another as head of payroll. And that your salary does not reach, is terrible and even much more when you have children.
So I should look for other alternatives, to get the money to eat.

Hope is not lost and I continue to fight for my Venezuela. For your freedom.

First of all, I thank you again, with the support you give me.
I can also support others because I do so, many Venezuelans are here for several reasons. One of them is that we are people who work for the good of many and because this platform gives us the opportunity to continue growing as people by being able to read Many writers who are on this platform.

But also because every penny counts, every penny received here is very helpful for all Venezuelans.


Hi👋 Thank you so much for your help😚and concerns about people in my country!
It's amazing to have the Occident support in our fight towards liberty. To me solution is now in the hands of negotiations between Trump and Putin as we are waiting this crisis scalates.
And you're right about the minimum salary is $6 but that won't buy you but a dozen of eggs, hyperinflation is so hard lately and actually we have been struggling with international paired prizes of food lately due to scarcity, lack of production.. The time you could buy lot of things with a dollar here is over, people is looking for desperately and creative sources of income, others more lucky can live thanks to the help some family member out of Venezuela send them😦 I hope they can success in entering humanitarian aid in the country soon!

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Hi @jenina619,
Thank you very much for your feed-back. What we learn from the news is not really complete and it is difficult to understand what people are going through. I really hope that the things that are going on in your country will turn out for the better. There is a long way to go. On the other hand I think that your country needs change desperately...

Best regards,

Looking at Maduro isolated is priceless

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Dear @jenina619

To me solution is now in the hands of negotiations between Trump and Putin as we are waiting this crisis scalates.

Aren't Chinese also important? They seem to invest huge amount of resources and in their interest would be best if Maduro stays in power.


The Chinese are more pragmatic than the Russians. They wash their hands, like Pilate. They assume that Maduro will fall and do not want to throw themselves off as an enemy to the next "payer." They already have enough problems with Trump. They are businessmen. Let's hope.

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Love your comment. You're so very right @jenina619

Yesterday in the streets you could see chinese people out of their shops supporting demonstrators smiling🤔 when they were the first that used to cheer Maduro and so..

seriously @jenina619? omg. this is amazing

Hello @ achim03 thank you very much for the support, in Venezuela every penny counts so we are all very grateful for this initiative, something that perhaps worth noting is that although it seems illogical food in Venezuela is more expensive than in almost all Latin America then earning some dollars is very difficult but spending them is incredibly fast alone in food a small family to be well fed could spend $ 150 to $ 200 per month, I live on the border with Colombia and it is cheaper to market in that country, that great price difference between the minimum wage and the cost of food is what makes the vast majority of Venezuelans not eat well, it is shocking when you see friends and family who have lost 20 kilos or even more weight because of the cost that is the food.

@crypto.piotr I do not think that mature yield to international pressures, the vast majority of people in the government know that if they leave power it is very likely that they will end up imprisoned the rest of their lives either in Venezuela or another country, I am almost sure that they first I would face an invasion rather than give up power, there is something very important that Chávez infused and that few people understand and it is ideology, ideology is like a religion I am agnostic and I know that arguing with religious is a lost case the same happens with the people who took the revolution as an ideology, it does not matter that they are going hungry no matter if it is one of the most insecure countries in the world or that we have the highest inflation in the world they continue with the "revolution" because they believe that this is the way to something better, for them all the bad is the fault of the others (the opposition and the empire), that's why it is good to understand that the government of mature if you have people and are people to rmada willing to die for the "revolution" so the only alternative that I see as viable is for a military invasion to happen or what has been more common in other countries that were financed by armed militias of the country that fight the government, in any the two cases to Venezuela awaits bloodshed.

Dear @hendersonp

what an amazing comment. Love it!

but would you consider using enter sometimes to separate blocks of text? it would make reading much easier :)

I'm not sure if I already spoke to you about it, but good friend of mine (from steemit) is looking for crypto writers and social media marketers.
Perhaps you or someone you know would be interested in such a position (check out my latest post).

Yours, Piotr

or perfect I did not know, I'll see your last post to inform me

Thank you :)

When I read the reports of people from Venezuela, I can't help but feel sorry. It must be a terrible challenge just to find food for the family. I don't know whether the recent political developments will be the answer but it is sure that things have to change.

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Dear @help.venezuela

This is going to be little bit off-topic comment. Hope you don't mind. As you may know I will be heading to europe soon and I realized that I may be quite busy catching up with Polish family once I see them again.

So I figured that I will extend all delegations for another 1 month (until end of march 2019). Just wanted to let you know :)

Hope you will continue being active and supportive towards our little steemit community we managed to create together.


Friend @ help.venezuela, @ achim03 a good job of support for Venezuelans thank you for being outstanding delegating and supporting several projects
crypto.piotr The friend is contributing by doing an ant work trying to bring help to many Venezuelans thanks