To those that have visited the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, I'm sure you have met and dealt with the wonderful people that live there. In particular, the taxi drivers that take you to all the restaurants, shopping, tourist venues...etc.
A majority of the inhabitants of Ambergris Caye depend on the tourism industry for their livelihood. Due to travel bans resulting in no tourists, they are barely able to make ends meet and will be affected for at least a few more months. San Pedro and surrounding areas have been terribly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taxi drivers are not considered essential transportation unless they are transporting essential workers. Many drivers rent their vehicles and without income they are unable to pay the rent and have had to return their taxi to the owner.
Many rent their homes and without income they won't be able to provide shelter and food for their families. They are doing the best they can to provide for their families but they are in dire straits!
I wanted to help and was asked to help with this GOFUNDME account. I know that I don't live in Belize but I fell in love with the people and the island of Ambergris Caye. If they have touched you in some way, much like they did me, won't you please help? Thank you!https://www.gofundme.com/f/belize-taxi-drivers-relief-fufn