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Vicky commented on DIAL FOR HELP

Your dedication and commitment to this issue and to the people suffering from Sickle Cell Disease is admirable.

I have a few questions:

Would the doctors and therapists providing counseling be volunteers or would they receive a salary?

Cultural beliefs are very ingrained into the general population’s way of life. Does your initiative plan on doing outreach to the general community in order to educate them on the myths and stigmas of Sickle Cell Disease?

Your idea has a lot of potential to benefit thousands of families. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of the century and there is no such thing as a "too small initiative."

Our planet and its most vulnerable populations need all of the help they can get, and I wholeheartedly agree with what you said: El Salvador bears the brunt of global climate change, while contributing little to its underlying causes. This is true of many (especially underdeveloped) countries and they need all the help they can get.

I wonder what setbacks you might face if your initiative proves successful: will the Salvadorean government fully cooperate with you regarding land rights and future acquisition? How will gang violence and intimidation affect the beneficiaries of your idea and their communities as a whole?

In the future, do you plan on expanding this initiative to other parts of El Salvador or even other countries like Guatemala and Honduras?

What a wonderful idea! Have you considered establishing a GoFund Me as well? If children and the communities they live in continue to nurture this initiative, the future can only get greener! I'd love to hear more from your initiative in the future.

The fact that you are focusing on fruit-bearing trees and herbal gardens is amazing. Not only would that reduce hunger, it would help communities become more self-reliant and healthy.

Congratulations and thank you for trying to do your part in creating a greener future for all of us. Every bit helps and hopefully your idea will spread onto other parts of the world (especially developing countries) within the next few years.