Internet Bands Together To Raise $250k For 89-Year-Old Mexican Street Vendor

Internet helps raise money to help street vendor

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For an elderly man who has been struggling all his life, it looks like things are finally paying off for him.

Fidencio Sanches, now 89, was orphaned at the age of 6 and was forced to fend for his life since then. At 13 he started working in agricultural fields to make a living.

Joel Cervantes Macias first saw the 89-year-old street vendor, pushing his cart and snapped a photo of the heartbreaking scene. Once on the internet, the photo inspired more than seven thousand people to donate money on a GoFundMe page. The goal was to raise a mere $3,000 to make the old man’s life a little more easier.

Never did they imagine the outpouring love of a community would raise $250k!

Internet helps raise money to help street vendor

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