The Venezuelan came to Paraguay under the promise that he would accept a job for which he would receive USD 500 per month, but his dream was frustrated due to non-compliance and deteriorating health, and now he wants to return to his country.
Yead Janze, 62, who is staying in the San Rafael shelter in the neighborhood of Ciudad del Este in a precarious condition. The stranger supports himself by selling bracelets, but there are days when he does not even cover the expenses of food, as it is said.
The matter was reported to Marly Vera, a friend through social networks, so that he could see if he could help the foreigner to return to his country.
Jehad announced that he was communicating with the Venezuelans already living in Paraguay, so he decided to make a long journey that took more than four months from his place of origin, from the town of La Paragua, to the coast of the sea; crossed Brazil as far as Paraguay.
He lived in the country for almost two months, working with Brazilian documents.
“My health no longer gives me. I have a bad spine and I have diabetes. I live there in front of the sea, I catch and eat fish,” he revealed before our questioning. He said that his companions would die of hunger, but because of the place where he lived, he would eat less.
In Ciudad del Este, G. pays 30,000 for the rent of a room in the neighborhood of San Rafael, without expenses for food and medicine for diabetes, so sometimes what he earns from selling bracelets is not enough.
To communicate, he has a line where he can use the Wi-Fi signal to communicate with his neighbor, according to his testimony. “I pay the tax every 15 days, now I have to pay, but I only have G. 80,000,” he commented.
Jehad said that he needs about 400,000 reais to reach the Brazilian border with Venezuela, from where it will take about three days by bus to reach his country.
“The journey takes about four months because there is a long queue and it is difficult to catch a bus. Sometimes we had to wait up to four days for the queue. About 60 of us arrived in Paraguay, some in Chile, others in Argentina and Bolivia, where they have relatives, he said.
ORDER Marly Vera wrote on her Facebook that Jehad came from the country under the guise of a promise of work, but because he did not comply with it, he had to find a way to earn a living as a street merchant.
“The church helps him, but because he buys medicine, he also doesn’t have enough food to eat, it’s already difficult to earn money to return to his country,” said Vera.
“He lives in the neighborhood of San Rafael in a hostel that pays twenty thousand a day and today he doesn’t sell anything (he hasn’t eaten yet, he told me and he had nothing for rent either)”, he previously published in his Facebook account.
On the same social network, he asks his friends to do their part to help his Venezuelan friend so that he can return to his country.