@drutter has posted the 78th weekly post for Mission: Agua-Possible. where he updates us on the progress of the $ 1300 goal (in STEEM) for a well pump to bring water to the @EdgarGonzalez family farm.
A little about the project and why @EdgarGonzalez needs a water pump:
Read what @drutter writes
Severe economic and political crisis over the past few years in the South American country of Venezuela intensified in 2019, as president Maduro doubled down on his currency manipulation, price-fixing, propaganda, and suppressing resistance. You've heard about the country's recent turmoil, but the world's media isn't showing us even half the reality!
I began to see more and more Steem users from Venezuela, I started to hear their interesting stories - and ask questions. I discovered some dark truths about the economic and political situation there. Most shops are empty, the currency is collapsing, people are hungry - the economy is at a standstill. Theft, corruption, and violence escalate as society breaks down. Those who can are fleeing on foot - 8 million already. The harsh socialist government attempts to control/fix the economy, and blames problems on the people. Most government services (like running water) work only in certain areas - or not at all.
The people are desperate for any change and protests sometimes fill the streets for miles. Maduro announced that Venezuela will no longer accept US Dollars for oil exports, then tried to get his country's gold back from Bank of England, who refused. The Russian military has become involved, supporting Maduro. The Americans back a man called Guaidó, who also has little public support. Electrical and internet blackouts happen regularly. Stability for the people appears out of reach
photo credit @EdgarGonzalez
In mid-2018 I found @edgargonzalez, the blog of Edgar, a Venezuelan man about my age. He's a father of young children, and a professional whose job disappeared because of the crisis. He feeds his family by fishing, harvesting fruits, and growing cassava on his late-father's plantation. He uses the Steem blockchain to share his stories and earn cryptocurrency to buy food. Shortly after I met Edgar, a power outage caused a failure of the pump used to bring water up to the farm. A repairman confirmed the pump is beyond fixing. Edgar had been using his well to water his crops, and to provide drinking water to his children and nearby families. Without a pump to bring water up from the aquifer, his harvests are reduced - and the neighborhood must forage for water elsewhere.
But what can we do to reach that goal with @drutter?
I'll get to that, but let's first look at the math below the image here
The goal is (of $ 1300) for the purchase of a water pump
week 77 funds: 4313.540 STEEM
x 0.133 USD/STEEM = $581.19 USD (of $1300)
Current progress: 44.7%
Can we all join to achieve this goal?
yes, I mean it is possible with help from all of you.
Not everyone can make a direct donation, but can write more posts about Mission: Agua-Possible to reach out with the project.
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With the help of you all, We were going to show the world how blockchain can save and improve lives!
Join us to complete the noble Mission: "Agua-Possible" that @drutter has been running for 78 weeks, let's show that it's really possible
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After I made the post I got this message from @sultan-aceh