Help Mateo And His Mother Violet Escape Violence

$500 $0
Raised Remaining


When Violet was pregnant she agreed to go to Mexico with her husband on vacation. He told her they would only stay two weeks. Once they got to Mexico her husband took her American passport and would not let her out of his parents' home. Violet gave birth to Mateo in Mexico. The abuse is getting worse and worse. Violet managed to contact us and we are in need of funds to get her a hotel room for one night, bus tickets home to the USA, and money for food, diapers and basic essentials.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Violet will be able to flee back to the USA for safety with Mateo and stop the abuse. The sooner Violet can get Mateo back home, the less impacted he will be by the violence. American women like Violet often go to a foreign country with their spouses thinking they are going on vacation. When they get to the foreign country their passports are taken, they are locked into the husband's family home, they don't speak the language and are subjected to horrible abuse.

How will this project solve this problem?

By providing a hotel for one night, bus tickets and food for basic needs such as diapers and food, Violet will be able to safely get Mateo back home, hopefully in time for Christmas.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project serves 500 women per year empowering them to find alternatives to a life of violence so their children grow up in violence free homes with their self-esteem in tact with the hope of stopping the cycle of violence in future generations.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $500

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $500 .  The original project funding goal was $500.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children
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Project Leader

Paula Lucas

Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Help Mateo And His Mother Violet Escape Violence