For the last week, I (@achim03) was with my family on holidays in Istanbul. I landed on the brand new istanbul airport who is claimed to be one of the biggest airports in the world. I spent a lot of time discovering the historic center but also remote parts of this amazing city.
Since my wife was born in this town, I have the chance to be very close to its inhabitants. I couldn't help to notice that people were suffering. Prices, especially of imported goods have gone up dramatically in the last months, whereas salaries have mainly remained the same. According to official estimates the inflation rate is between 20 and 30%. I believe that the real inflation rate is much higher than that.
When I saw how this affected the people, the economy and the everyday behaviour of people, I had to think about our friends in Venezuela who go through a hyperinflation that is not comparable in size.
Fighting the darkness
In the last couple of weeks I saw that the authors who are supported by @help.venezuela posted much less often than in the past. When reading their posts I realized why. The reason is that huge parts of the country stay for many hours without electricity and internet.
However, the Venezuelans manage to post on steem in spite of that. Imagine that you are living most of the days in darkness but that in spite of that you try to write down your thoughts and prepare them so that when you have a little bit of electricity you can write a post. How much perseverance is needed for that... I think every post of Venezuelan people would deserve upvotes just for that.
It is now that the Venezuelans need our help most
Let's send some light !
I would like to ask you to go to the accounts of the people from Venezuela to read and upvote their posts. They need our help more than ever !
@lanzjoseg, @jenina619, @juanmolina, @reinaldoverdu, @hendersonp, @fucho80, @roronoa07, @jadams2k18, @yomismosoy, @sacra97, @chiminguito, @hlezama, @jennimorillo, @darthgexe, @equipodelta, @garybilbao
I would also like to thank the delegators of @help.venezuela that contribute immensely. Thanks to them each post of the people above gets a systematic upvote worth around $ 0.12 !
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