Mar 31, 2016

March 2016 Status

You have likely heard a lot about Cuba in the news recently.  This increased media coverage has brough swaths of new tourists to the island, which has greatly affected the food program.  As increased tourism continues to consume a large portion of the private food available in Cuba, our food program proudly carries on. With such a great increase in tourism, our food program could not survive without donors like you. Our travelers have confirmed that the recent increase in tourism has constrained the amount food available for private purchase from our program's leaders. Yet with donations like yours, our program has carried on, despite the difficulties it faces with such limited resources available.

Your generous donations continue to provide many mentally and physically disabled individuals and their families with adequate nutrition that would otherwise be unobtainable. With your contributions, this program has provided support for over thirty impoverished families. It is your backing that provides hope for these recipients, that they may one day achieve what we take for granted, going to sleep without the worry of food for tomorrow.

We at First-Hand Aid thank you for opening your hearts to this program and aiding the physically and mentally disabled in their plight to achieve a healthy standard of life. The beneficiaries of this program's lives have greatly improved on behalf on your generous donations. Thank you for all of your support!

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Nov 3, 2015

November 2015 First-Hand Aid Food Program Update

 As increased tourism continues to consume a large portion of the private food available in Cuba, our food program proudly carries on. With such a great increase in tourism, our food program could not survive without donors like you. Our travelers have confirmed that the recent increase in tourism has constrained the amount food available for private purchase from our program's leaders. Yet with donations like yours, our program has carried on, despite the difficulties it faces with such limited resources available.

Your generous donations continue to provide many mentally and physically disabled individuals and their families with adequate nutrition that would otherwise be unobtainable. With your contributions, this program has provided support for over thirty impoverished families. It is your backing that provides hope for these recipients, that they may one day achieve what we take for granted, going to sleep without the worry of food for tomorrow.

We at First-Hand Aid thank you for opening your hearts to this program and aiding the physically and mentally disabled in their plight to achieve a healthy standard of life. The beneficiaries of this program's lives have greatly improved on behalf on your generous donations. Thank you for all of your support!

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Jun 19, 2015

June 2015 Cuba still needs your help

Cuba's Malicon
Cuba's Malicon

Since December, the world has observed a progression of relations between the United States and Cuba that has not been witnessed in over 50 years.  Cuba has been removed from the United States' list of state sponsors of terrorism and the New York Cosmos recently played the Cuban national team in a friendly futbol match in Havana. American tourism has grown 36% following the that in diplomatic relations.  All of these events improve the hopes of those living in Cuba but Cuba needs your help now, just as much as they have in the past.

Since the improvements between the two countries, our volunteers have witnessed widespread shortages of food and health supplies in Cuba.  It seems that much of the resources made available to Cuban citizens are being shifted to accomodate the increase in tourism.  Without outside support many Cubans are suffering from a shortage of the most basic goods.  With your continued support, we aim to expand our reach to many more Cubans suffering from physical and mental disabilities. 

The struggle for Cubans is very real.  We thank you for opening your hearts to them and providing aid to their plight to achieve a healthy standard of life.  The program's recipients lives have greatly improved due to your generous donations. Thank you for all of your support! 

Smiling recipients of your donations
Smiling recipients of your donations
A young man examines his newly received shoes
A young man examines his newly received shoes
A man looks on after his meals were delivered
A man looks on after his meals were delivered
MSU medical student plays with child in oncology
MSU medical student plays with child in oncology
Medication and supplies waiting for you to travel
Medication and supplies waiting for you to travel

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