As some of you may remember, last year an attempt was made to help me get out of the country and start a new life in the US. However, Political instability, a rocky relationship between both countries which can all be blamed to the government on this side of the map got in the way and it wasn’t a success.
Not only were Visa appointments stopped over here which prevented the most important piece of document from being delivered to me but the fundraiser itself presented another problem; each donation received through gofundme got a cut of about 7% each which lowered the final amount. Also, said fundraiser was suddenly stopped for personal reasons that were out of our control to the one who started it for me and so it all fell to pieces. I tried to set my sights to Ecuador but things changed as the government here made it more difficult to leave.
After having to deal in black market, being that the only way to get dollars, in order to turn donations into actual cash I’m left with 150$.
I cannot enter the US legally and so my plan is to redirect my attention and destination to Colombia, which is hours from here. I already have my passport and my border pass.
What is the plan now?
My plan is to travel to Medellin, rent and food is relatively cheap and there is a good work market for what I do. I’m a certified nursing assistant and paramedic so getting a job there is a more realistic opportunity than working here for about 12$ a month. Colombia has made it easier for us Venezuelans to immigrate so I want to take that chance and change my life for the better.
There have been days where I’ve been unable to provide food for my own mother and that as a son makes me feel like garbage and that is something I want to change
What is the budget?
As I mentioned previously, I already have 150$ left. For the whole travel, staying and food I need approximately another 600$ to complete the journey. That is more than enough to support myself for a couple of months until I can get myself a job and start getting back on my feet and help my family.
Due to issues I mentioned about Gofundme or other systems, plus our government attempting to seize control of any transaction regarding US dollars, or even arresting individuals dealing in said currency, PayPal and Amazon Giftcards can be accepted.
I don’t own the PayPal account so if anyone is willing to donate through there I’m required to get a screenshot of the transaction.
For Amazon GC the email is:
For PayPal the email is as follows:
As stated previously, I'm required to send a screenshot of the transaction as I am not the one who owns the paypal account
I can post Proof of purchases for this trip because I can understand not using a site like that can be tricky, thank you everyone
Current Progress: 725$ ====> 600$