Our association has decided to join other Slovenian organisations and Food for Life Global in their efforts to help people in Venezuela. Food for Life Slovenia will thus cooperate with the local Food for Life (FFL) team and join in distributing food, raising funds, pharmaceutical drugs and canned products to be shipped to Venezuela.
Caracas is widely considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. The BBC recently reported that “few dare to walk through it after the sunsets…”
The economic crisis in Venezuela and the danger of moving through a city with one of the highest homicide rates in the world makes for a logistical nightmare, however, for the last 2 years, Food for Life Global affiliate, FFL Venezuela has been distributing free vegan meals every Tuesday at the Plaza Candelaria of the Caracas Markets, the most popular area of the city.
Venezuela is going through a serious economic and political situation, unprecedented in the history of Latin America and the world. Currently, the monthly salary of workers is 40,000 BsS, which is $ 1.48. To understand it, a liter of cooking oil is 80,000 Bs, which is $ 2.96. Milk 1 kg costs 112,000 Bs, which is $ 4.14. Inflation is far beyond our reach. Medicines are extremely expensive.
People are getting worse because of their health, and they even die because they cannot be treated in hospitals. A private hospitalization hospital charges about $ 1,000 a day.
First steps in Venezuela
A meeting with the representative of local Food for Life team and Ms. Tonci, on Wednesday September 4th 2019. Slovenians met in Venezuela and agreed to start coordinating assistance to the Slovenes.
First steps in Slovenia
On Friday, September 6, 2019, we prepared the first food packages.
Award winning Latin Grammy, Israeli-born and Venezuelan-raised Ilan Chester is a multi-talented musician, singer and composer with more than 35 music productions who has incorporated a global range of influences into his music.
Chester grew up with the Jewish, French and Italian melodies he heard as a child at home and later he was equally enamored with American R&B ( Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder) and the British rock movement ( Beatles, Yes, Jethro Tull ).
”As an artist, I always felt the need to do more than just entertain. Once you get the attention of many eyes and ears, it is an act of violence not to assume higher responsibilities.
People everywhere are suffering and the ecology of the modern human heart, contaminated by greed is gradually destroying life on earth.”
In my visit to Kolkata many years ago, I had the chance to meet Mother Teresa.
When I congratulated her for her lifetime service to try to eradicate hunger in the world, she firmly looked at me and said what she already had repeated several times in the past: “ Real hunger is to be found, not in stomach but in the heart”. When I found “Food For Life” as an organization, I understood I had found a genuine group of people capable to deal not only with the hunger of the stomach but also with the hunger of the heart. “Food For Life” Has been a great inspiration in my life.
2010 award winning Latin Grammy
Anyone can help
You are welcome to contribute and support our efforts by donating. We collect funds for Venezuela through donations to our bank account or PayPal.
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Update date: 9.17.2019