These last few years have been life changing for many of us. Whether there were changes financially, career wise, or a change in location where one resides it has been a challenge and for some a serious struggle.
Life as we know it has not been the same with all the recent events that stormed in and created discomfort and for many of us chaos in our normal routines due to limitations.
Today I am writing this post on behalf of my good friend @kattycrochet in hopes that we as a community can pull together to help her get back home to Venezuela to be with her family again. She did not ask me to make this post. This is something I wanted to do and knew I could do that would possibly be able to help her with her goal.
@Kattycrochet will receive 100% of the rewards of this post, it all goes to her!
Before I go further into details about the situation, let me give you some background on why I was moved to do this for Katty.
For the last few months I have been working with her behind the scenes in two different communities; NeedleWorkMonday and Stock Images.
She reached out to me letting me know that she wanted to help with contest organizing and helping to keep her favorite community, NeedleWorkMonday, active. At that time there were two of us on the admin team, myself and @marblely and we had four community builders which she was one of. I was really impressed and excited to know that she wanted to do even more within our community.
We worked out some things and allowed her to organize and run her first contest which was a success and she felt really great about it. From there she just kept working.
She created our new needlework dividers for the community posts and contest we do. She along with @lauramica decided to open up a Spanish channel in our discord to make others feel more comfortable and at home. Then she started making these beautiful message images for us to leave on posts of those who entered our contests.
This is the first one she made for the jeans contest…
Here is the latest one she created for our Mother’s Day jewelry contest…
She also made each one in Spanish to leave on those who predominantly speak their mother tongue.
She continued giving us new ideas and a fresh flavor to add to the community. This is extremely helpful especially when you’ve done something for so long and could use a new angle and a new set of eyes to help spice things up a bit. Even our contest winner selections have gone easier since she started collecting all of the entries and adding the links to one place where we can easily view and click on them.
We promoted her to the Mod of the needlework community because we saw the love she had for it and the people therein.
As I further talked with her I learned that Hive had become her main source of income. Due to her health conditions she was no longer able to work as a teacher but instead worked from home. She was not only happy to do the work but she was also appreciative that we allowed her to step into a new leadership role which allowed her to receive incentives and benefits from doing the weekly showcase and running the contest.
With this new information I had another opportunity for her that would help bring in even more Hive benefits.
Katty started becoming involved and active in the Stock Images community contributing her photos for Hivers to use. At that time we needed some extra help with curating, looking over the community along with other tasks. I reached out to @minismallholding about Katty and talked with her about how well she was doing in the needlework community and how she could use more work to help her generate more income.
Before you know it she was part of the team. She jumped right in to curate, leave messages on posts and help with the maintenance. She is now also rotating with me doing the the weekly curation showcases.
Katty is not only my co-worker here on Hive but she is also my friend. We have had the opportunity to speak outside of Hive and I have enjoyed getting to know her better. She is a jewel and an inspiration that has added a spark to my Hive life and I love and appreciate her.
The thing about having people like Katty here is that she not only helps and supports people within our community but in your community as well. What I mean by that is we are all connected by Hive. The same people that posts in our community are some of the same folks that posts in yours.
When people feel well supported and appreciated they stick around. It’s a team effort to keep retention high here and we are blessed to have those who work hard keeping this goal in mind. So what one does for one community they do for all communities because we are all a part of the Hive ecosystem.
This was one of the goals Katty listed back at the end of 2021 and I can surely say she has met this goal.
This was written in a post by her shortly after her first Hive Birthday:
Being in Hive I have learned a lot about the universe of cryptocurrencies, I have been able to develop in other environments and I have invested my earnings to save to return to my country where I would like to promote this platform among my friends and family so they can also feel the freedom that Hive gives us.
She has been saving her earned rewards to help her get back home to her loved ones in Venezuela. Fortunately Hive allows her to work anywhere in the world so she prefers home near her mother and family.
Many people are returning from South America to Venezuela because the conditions have changed a little. There is more food in the supermarkets and even more job opportunities have opened up. Due to the demand of Venezuelans returning to the country airline ticket prices have risen. Katty has been trying to get credits and financing to pay for the tickets so she can get back home.
She currently resides in Lima and it’s three times more expensive to travel from there directly to Venezuela. Her family is planning to travel via Escala to Columbia and then continue to Venezuela to help cut the cost. She expressed to me she’d rather not have to power down to do this so this is where I stepped in.
I may not be a whale or have the funds in my account to give her all she needs but I knew I could write this post in honor of her and what she has done for community to try to help get some extra support to her. I say a lot of times what I wish I could do for people or I wish I had this and that to give. I have time and a passion to write so that is what I am giving to her.
We as a community can help support her and her family’s goal to return home by simply upvoting this post. I appreciate your support and thank you in advance for helping this cause.