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Edrigo Salvadore

Support a desperate family with infant child in Manila, Philippines

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Hello everyone

I am friend with a family in Manila, who has an infant child, and the mother has lost her work a few months ago because of the pandemic. Her husband works very hard, but still earns only about $350 USD each month. The child is sick and is coughing a lot.

They have seen a doctor, and bought antibiotics, but they have no more money. 

I have created a fundraiser, and would like help to share it.

It would be great if you can send them a dollar or two, and I will make sure 100% will go towards helping their child.

Thanks a lot.

Link to the fundraiser

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Edrigo, 

Respect to you for what you are doing and of course if people decide to donate then that is wonderful.  Sadly, millions of families across the Philippines have had no work since this virus raised its ugly head, therefore millions have no form of income whatsoever.  In many places such as Cebu City as just one example, families are totally locked down, no possibility of work and no money and precious little food coming in, many are truly starving.  You mention that the sick child's father has an income of $350 USD per month, that equates to about 17,500 peso.  Believe me, that is a monthly income that many here can only dream of.. and that would include normal times.  A sick and coughing child is sadly very commonplace here, that might sound a bit heartless but its not meant to be, it's just a matter of fact.  Whilst i applaud your effort I could probably find dozens in a far worse situation just on one visit from where i live to town and back. Sad but true and that can be multiplied right across the Philippines at this present time. That said, good luck with your appeal.

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Posted (edited)
13 minutes ago, Eddie1 said:

Sadly, millions of families across the Philippines have had no work since this virus raised its ugly head, therefore millions have no form of income whatsoever.  In many places such as Cebu City as just one example, families are totally locked down, no possibility of work and no money and precious little food coming in, many are truly starving. 

You are right in everything you say. So many people are suffering right now, and it gets worse very quickly.

I want to help this family, because, I have been their friend for more than 10 years, and it is very easy for me to send them help directly, and making sure everything go to them. I am also certain that they would use the support wisely. They are very good people, and I hate to see them desperate, barely being able to help their sick child.

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I'm sure like all members of this forum we sympathise, but unfortunately there are so many equally needy people around us that also could do with our assistance.

That said, best of luck with the fundraiser. 

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Edrigo

Sad to say it's true, we all have family  members or friends in similar situations.

One can only do so much, which I'm sure we all have been doing during this present time

I hope your friends child comes through this.

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I appreciate all your support even non-monetary.

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