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My name is Jean-Patrick Ehouman (President and Founder of the AKENDEWA NGO Legally based in Cote d'Ivoire)
Due to the crisis currently in the Ivory Coast the banking system has been rendered non existent. Also because of the sanitarian and humanitarian crisis which is effecting the country, the AKENDEWA volunteers and sympathizers have decided to raise money. This will contribute to saving lives and helping pregnant women (on brink of giving birth) in areas where some other larger more notorious NGOs have no access.
We are therefore launching an online campaign, and I use my PERSONAL PAYPAL ACCOUNT which is linked to MY PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. To access more information about the campaign please visit http://civsocial.akendewa.org
As I write, PAYPAL IS REFUSING to give me access to the money which we have raised so far, which is nearing the value of €4000. The reason they provide for this is that I don't have the right to use my MY PERSONAL PAYPAL ACCOUNT for raising charitable money.
I cannot however remain inactive while numerous people have died and are wounded by bullets as a result of the crisis whilst we have the opportunity to help them; saving them from a likely death. Thanks to my effortd together with some of the volunteers from The African Diaspora, and others who are still on the field in the Ivory Coast we want to help and save several lives.
On Tuesday the 12th April, I PROVIDED PAYPAL WITH ALL DETAILS (e-mails of people who gave a charitable donation, my identity card, driving license, the reasons for raising money, testimonies of people we managed to help etc), to show my utmost good faith. At the end of the day, PAYPAL comforted me by telling me that because the situation is exceptional, the funds would be made accessible henceforth. In the meantime, this stalemate prevented volunteers to help save lives.
I was brutally astonished when this morning on the 13th April 2011, PAYPAL INFORMED ME THAT MY ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED FOR 180 DAYS, then soon after, PAYPAL ALSO BANNED ME FROM USING THEIR SERVICE pretexting a fraudulent use of it.
IS TRYING TO HELP MEN AND WOMAN IN DISTRESS A FRAUDULENT ACT? HOW CAN PAYPAL BE SO INSENSITIVE TO HUMAN SUFFERING?
TO MY MIND BEFORE LAW AND BUSINESS THERE IS HUMANITY
By signing this petition you will contribute to save lives