A washing machine for Baby
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A washing machine for Baby

Baby needs a washing machine.

  • 1390

    raised

    278% of 500€

    72 backers

  • 18/03/2022

    Expired on

  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

Baby needs a washing machine.

Baby (reads Bah-be) is a Congolese man who was forced to leave Congo due to a very unstable political and social environment. He's been living in Portugal for 5 years, far from his family, whom he wants to bring here as soon as he can. I met Baby in 2017 through Refugees Welcome and the Mentors Program for Migrants (a High Commission for Migrations initiative) and we kept in touch since then. Baby's journey in Portugal as been a long, bureaucratic and tiring process, with uncertain jobs, instability, several demands for support with results and a pandemic halfway between. Despite the difficulties and the wind against him, Baby kept on being hopeful and determined. He has now a full time job but still gets paid the mininum salary, which obviously isn't enough for everything he needs.

At the moment, Baby needs a new washing machine for clothes. If handwashing is already a bummer in general, for him it's worse because his job is very hard physically and he also spends a lot of time in public transportation, so if we can help him get the washing machine, that's one less thing he has to worry about :)

About the author

I'm Beatriz, I'm 28 years old and I created this campaign as Baby's friend and ex-mentor, so that together we can make Baby's life in Portugal a bit easier. I met Baby in 2017 through Refugees Welcome and the Mentors Program for Migrants (a High Commission for Migrations initiative), which intends to help asylum seekers take their first steps in Portugal by matching them with a mentor that provides support in the making of a CV , job searching, and other needs that come up in the context of their integration in Portugal.

I'm available to talk privately about any doubts or curiosities you might have, in order not to Baby too much. Thank you all in advance for your time and help!

Budget and due dates

The aim of the campaign is to raise enough funds for us to be able to buy Baby the washing machine, which costs around €250, but PPL requires a minimum campaign goal of €500. If the amount raised exceeds the cost of a washing machine, everything will be donated to Baby too. Supporters will be informed of all these steps and updates.

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    Thank you video on behalf of me and Baby.

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Thu, 26/05/2022 - 19:14

Mon, 21/03/2022 - 10:41

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

18/03/2022

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Sun, 06/02/2022 - 23:56

OBRIGADO A TODOS!

Muito obrigada a todos pela incrível ajuda em tão pouco tempo! Com o vosso apoio, conseguimos encontrar uma máquina de lavar a roupa, garantir a sua entrega e instalação, assim ...

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Tue, 18/01/2022 - 21:56

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 21:43

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 21:09

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

18/01/2022

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  • Beatriz Gonçalves

    OBRIGADO A TODOS!

    Muito obrigada a todos pela incrível ajuda em tão pouco tempo! Com o vosso apoio, conseguimos encontrar uma máquina de lavar a roupa, garantir a sua entrega e instalação, assim como comprar detergente para a roupa e outros itens necessários. Além disso, conseguimos também assegurar um arranjo de electricidade na cozinha, comprar um microondas que o Baby receberá em breve e enviar-lhe bens que alguns de vocês quiseram doar.

    Graças ao vosso precioso apoio, juntámos muito mais do que pedimos e esperávamos, em muito pouco tempo, o que permitiu não só proporcionar algum conforto e felicidade ao Baby, como assegurar uma pequena poupança que lhe permitirá garantir algumas das suas necessidades nos próximos tempos.

    Muito obrigado pela disponibilidade e generosidade de todos!

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