Hardware donation program/Sahaquiel9102

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Explain your planEdit

I'm an active editor of es.Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, in less level in eo.Wikipedia and eo. and es.Wikinews. I guide workshops, talks and edithatons and organize contests in Colombia to spread the Mission and the Vision of WMF in the country. I attended Iberoconf 2013 and Wikimedia Conference 2016 where I participated workshops and edit etherpads with an (now discontinued but still working) iPad 2. I bought a secondhand laptop with battery issues and repair it. The laptop use to have battery lifetime of about one hour to edit without the need of being connected to the power plug. I attended WMCon 2017 with it. Now the laptop is not charging anymore and I can't afford the prize of a new battery or laptop. Even a new battery is not a guaranty to fix the problem.

A new laptop would enhance my opportunities to edit and upload content, and to organize projects for Wikimedians of Colombia User Group. I am usually away from home since early in the morning to late in the night, because I work and study a degree. I spend my free spaces to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Sometimes I've to move from one city from other to spread the message and guide activities. That's why if I can have a laptop that allow me to move without the need of search for a power plug would be much easier for me to contribute and add content. My laptop use to have Ubuntu, so it is not a problem for me.

Affected projectsEdit

  • Spanish and Esperanto Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Esperanto Wikinews

Work you're proud ofEdit

Show us (through links) some of your best Wikimedia work, on or off wiki, to help us get a sense for the kind of work you do. (no more than 3 or 4 links at most, please.)

  • My work with indigenous speakers in Colombia appeared on the Wikimedia Blog!. I keep working to bring free access to knowledge in native languages of Colombia, thanks to that I received a scholarship to attend the Wikimedia Diversity Conference.
  • The construction of the Bylaws of the chapter-to-be Wikimedia Colombia was a hard work but I think it'll worth
  • I administrate the social media accounts of the user groups Wikimedians of Colombia and Esperanto and Free Knowledge!


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  1.   Strong support Juan (Sahaquiel) is one of the most active members of Wikimedistas de Colombia, his work has been invaluable. I think he will be able to work better if he has the right tool to do so. --  Remux - Nunca Olvidaré, que me enamoré de la más hermosa flor. Ĉu mi povas helpi vin iel? 00:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC) 22:01, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  2.   Support I know his work in several languages (including his work in Asturian Wikipedia) and I think it is necessary to support his request. --Vsuarezp (talk) 17:51, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
  3.   Strong support Juan is leading the process to create a Chapter in Colombia, and organized activities to increase the number of members of Wikimedians of Colombia User Group. His work is very value for us, and any way to help him to work better would help all of us in Colombia. --Tefita228 (talk) 18:16, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
  4.   Strong support Very active and enthusiastic member of the Wikimedia movement in Colombia. His great work there deserves this support. --Rodelar (talk) 20:04, 1 June 2018 (UTC)



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