Learn to Swear in Spanish; Help Lucho's Liver

Learn to Swear in Spanish; Help Lucho's Liver

From David Murikumthara

We're raising money to provide Lucho with liver treatment that will improve his quality of life, and maybe even enable him to drink for the first time, when he farewells Bolivia, to start volunteering in Germany!

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Update #1

about 1 month ago

Wowee! Absolutely floored by the positive response we've gotten so far! We've met our initial goal, and so now additional funds will be used to help Lucho get his feet on the ground when he travels to Germany as a volunteer.

A number of you have purchased the 'Lucho Swears at Your Friend Pack' - if you haven't already, please message us who you would like us to swear at, and things like details or photos, to make it more unique. I'll be meeting up with Lucho on Tuesday the 27th of August to catch up and film some of these, but if you'd like your video before then, let us know!

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Hello - I'm David. I've been living in Bolivia for three months now. For part of my time here, I volunteered at a hostel in Sucre. There, I met Lucho, a Sucre native who works at the hostel. He's the life of the party there, and we became close quickly, organising events, nights out, and playing cards.

Like most backpackers, I drank a lot, but Lucho never touched the sauce. I asked him why, and it emerged he was born with a liver condition, that would worsen if he ever touched alcohol.

So, despite being in a popular hostel in Bolivia, Lucho has never touched drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes. He's going to Germany for a year soon, on a government-funded program - to volunteer in a kindergarten. Before he leaves, I want to raise money for his liver, and expenses in Germany. Treatment for his condition is expensive, but at the very least, I hope we can raise funds for a month of medication (that will improve his quality of life, and maybe even allow him to drink for the first time with his friends, for a farewell) and a small amount of pocket money for starting his life in Germany. It would mean a lot to him, and his friends!

Everyone that knows Lucho only has great things to say about him. He's the life of the hostel, and such a friendly, genuine and energetic person. He's taught many inebriated gringos how to dance to reggaeton, and I think it's high time we pay him back.

The video we're releasing is 26 minutes long, and as well as teaching you to swear in 'standard' Spanish, is the first video of its kind to teach both Bolivian swearing, as well as some phrases in Quechua, an indigenous language of countries such as Peru and Bolivia.

Anything you can donate is appreciated - and if you can't meet the 5USD for the video, message me and we'll work something out. For a higher donation, we also have Professor Lucho recording a video message swearing at the person of your choice. It's good fun, and for a good cause - thanks for your support! 

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David Murikumthara posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

Wowee! Absolutely floored by the positive response we've gotten so far! We've met our initial goal, and so now additional funds will be used to help Lucho get his feet on the ground when he travels to Germany as a volunteer.

A number of you have purchased the 'Lucho Swears at Your Friend Pack' - if you haven't already, please message us who you would like us to swear at, and things like details or photos, to make it more unique. I'll be meeting up with Lucho on Tuesday the 27th of August to catch up and film some of these, but if you'd like your video before then, let us know!

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