Surviving Venezuela / Sobreviviendo en Venezuela

in #venezuela3 years ago (edited)

Hello everyone,
I saw a post of someone who was in need of help so I asked them to tell their story to shed some light on the situation in Venezuela at the moment. Here is the article, and if you feel like showing your support, their reddit account is:


Hello I am a young Venezuelan who thanks to the crisis that my country suffers I have had to (at a young age) resort to generate extra money through the Internet.
I'm sure that many of you abroad have heard about the crisis that is hitting Venezuela, about the lack of food, medicine, the very high inflation, basic products, among other things, but what I'm sure, is that you cannot imagine the exact magnitude of the problem that the country suffers ... but I'm writing this... so that you have a better idea about the hell that is unleashed in the country.

Ok, first let's start by talking about the lack of food, you don't get basic food like meat, chicken, fish or bread ... or rather you can get it, but you have to pay an exaggerated price and also pay certain people to get you those products ... in short you have to pay a person and also pay the exaggerated price of the product. For example, image that a meat costs 2$, in Venezuela that meat would cost approximately 20$ and in addition you would have to pay 12$ to a person so that he gets it for you.... If I know, it's complete madness. I could keep writing more about it, but I don't really feel like it because I get depressed more than I am.

The subject of medicines is something similar to food, but worse... since here you can't even get them through third parties and in the pharmacies there is absolutely nothing (at least food is available, but with very expensive prices). Here the solution is to import the medicines, which is very expensive... which is why it results in people dying in hospitals from diseases such as a simple infection, but the most alarming case is that the majority of cancer patients do not receive the treatment and therefore die, of course, but neither should we underestimate the patients with diabetes who do not provide insulin.

Finally, let's talk about inflation as the cause of all the previous ills and how people have looked for ways to survive it. First the dollar is the reference currency of our country since with it we import goods and other things... the price of the dollar in November 2017 was 8 million bolivars and now in November 2018 it is 32 million, in short, there is talk of a percentage of 40,000% and according to the IMF an inflation of 12,000,000% is expected for the year 2019... yes, the panorama is not encouraging at all. The minimum wage is only enough to buy 1 bread and 1 water, so the population has started to become FreeLancer to earn a few dollars a month to survive in Venezuela, something that has helped me enough to give me certain tastes like going to the movies or partying, another thing that people do is mine bitcoins because energy is very cheap (it is as if they pay less than $1 of electricity a month) so it is very feasible.

You know, if you see a Venezuelan abroad have mercy, help them because they abandoned their mothers, fathers, relatives to look for a better future outside.

If you can help out, Llolaila's ETH address is: 0xEE9467Bef13B910296264e2E09814eF6E5706Ea2

In Spanish

Sobreviviendo en Venezuela

Hola soy un joven venezolano que gracias a la crisis que sufre mi país he tenido que (a una corta edad) recurrir a generar dinero extra a través de internet.

Estoy seguro que muchos de ustedes en el extranjero han escuchado sobre la crisis que azota a Venezuela, sobre la falta de alimentos, medicinas, la elevadísima inflación, productos básicos, entre otras cosas más, pero lo que yo estoy seguro, es que no se pueden imaginar la magnitud exacta del problema que sufre el país… pero tranquilos para eso estoy yo escribiendo esto… para que tengan una mejor idea sobre el infierno que esta desatado en el país.

Ok, primero empecemos por hablar sobre la falta de alimentos, no se consigue alimentos básicos como carne, pollo, pescado o pan… o mejor dicho si se pueden conseguir, pero tienes que pagar un precio exagerado y pagarles además a ciertas personas para que te consigan dichos productos… en resumen tienes que pagarle a una persona y además pagar el precio exagerado del producto. Por ejemplo, imagen que una carne cueste 2$, en Venezuela esa carne costaría aproximadamente 20$ y además tendrías que pagarle 12$ a una persona para que te la consiga…. Si lo sé una completa locura. Podría seguir escribiendo más sobre esto, pero la verdad no tengo ganas ya que me deprimo más de lo que estoy.

El tema de las medicinas es algo similar a los alimentos, pero peor… ya que acá ni siquiera puedes conseguirlas a través de terceros y en las farmacias sí que no hay absolutamente nada (por lo menos los alimentos se consiguen, pero con precios muy caros). Acá la solución es importar las medicinas lo cual es muy caro… por lo cual trae como consecuencia que la gente se muera en los hospitales por enfermedades como una simple infección, pero el caso más alarmante es que la mayoría de los pacientes con cáncer no reciben el tratamiento y por lo tanto mueren, claro, pero tampoco hay que menospreciar a los pacientes con diabetes que no le aportan la insulina.

Por ultimo hablemos sobre la inflación el causante de todos los males anteriores y como la gente ha buscado maneras de sobrevivir a esta. Primero el dólar es la moneda de referencia de nuestro país ya que con ella importamos bienes y otras cosas… el precio del dólar en noviembre de 2017 era de 8 millones de bolívares y ahora en noviembre de 2018 es de 32 millones, en resumen, se habla de un porcentaje de 40.000% y según el FMI se espera una inflación de 12.000.000% para el año 2019… si, el panorama no es para nada alentador. El sueldo mínimo solo alcanza para comprar 1 pan y 1 agua, por lo tanto la población se ha empezado a convertir en FreeLancer para ganar unos dólares al mes que le permitan sobrevivir en Venezuela, algo que a mí me ha ayudado bastante al punto de darme ciertos gustos como ir al cine o de fiesta, otra cosa que hace la gente es minar bitcoins ya que la energía es muy barata (es como si pagaran menos de 1$ de electricidad al mes) por lo tanto es muy factible.

Bueno espero que este pequeño resumen que les he hecho sobre el país les ayude a entender más sobre la crisis en Venezuela, ya saben, si ven a un Venezolana en el exterior ténganle piedad, ayúdenlos ya que ellos abandonaron a sus madres, padres, familiares para buscar un mejor futuro afuera.

If you can help out, Llolaila's ETH address is: 0xEE9467Bef13B910296264e2E09814eF6E5706Ea2


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