For a decade or so, my family has supported a disabled woman in Venezuela, sending monthly support to help her mother feed and clothe her and enroll her in a daily program of activities and learning. We have done this through the organization Unbound, whose stated mission is to support families struggling with the devastating effects of poverty. This weekend, we received terrible, tragic news. Unbound is canceling all its programs in Venezuela.
According to the letter, the 800 percent inflation and civil unrest are part of the reason, but the final straw came in September “when the Venezuelan government unexpectedly suspended the currency exchange system that Unbound used to send funds to the country,” making it impossible to safely send funds. I don’t know what will happen in this beautiful country with so many existential problems, but please pray for Gisseth and her family. We don’t even have any way to get in touch with them. Lord, be with them and bring them peace.More