With an impressive $450 as of today, a young man living in Comayagua, Honduras is seeking support through his friends and family via a curated IndieGogo campaign. The crowdfunding campaign(igg.me/
“I met Eliseo through a family friend and heard about his goals and dreams. Since I'm a recent college graduate, I don't have the funds to support Eliseo, but I wanted to do something, hence why I started this campaign,” states the campaign's founder, Lillie Williams. She goes on to say that, "Every little bit helps. Eliseo won't receive the money raised if we don't reach our goal. With that being said, if we don't raise the amount of money that we need to send him to Drexel, every backer will get their money back.”
Supporters of this unique campaign will receive special perks when they donate with the donation options ranging from $5 to $500 dollars. Backers can choose between a hand-written "thank you” letter, t-shirt, or even Graduation party invite for when Eliseo completes his semester of studies. To put it into perspective, if just 400 people contributed $22 dollars (less than a week's worth of lattes), the campaign will have reached its goal.
Eliseo Palacios Euceda provides commentary on how a semester at Drexel would transform his life (translated)
The World Bank has declared Honduras the third poorest country in the world. With educational opportunities, including funding and student loans are virtually non-existent in Honduras… his has become an opportunity for many American philanthropists to support a child in Honduras and change a life forever by sponsoring Eliseo in Honduras in and in collaborative effort helping rise above poverty and educate him. Campaign supporters are encouraged to ‘like’ and follow the campaign's Facebook page for all the latest updates and details regarding Eliseo’s journey to America.
For media inquires regarding ‘English for Eliseo’ individuals are encouraged to contact, Campaign Founder, Lillie Williams at (267) 595-7136 or via email at englishforeliseo@
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