We at the BSFA would like to bring the following campaign to the attention of our members.
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is a Filipina writer of fantasy and science fiction who lives in the Netherlands. Her stories have been published in Interzone, Clarkesworld, the Philippine Speculative Fiction series and other venues, and she writes a non-fiction column for Strange Horizons, among many, many other activities.
She has recently lost her husband, and the community would like to help her as she and her children are faced with financial difficulty at this time.
As the campaign creator Aliette de Bodard says, "Rochita has always been very generous with her time and always seeking to help and support the community in whatever way she could, and we would love for the community to help her now--in whatever way you can afford, we know it's not always easy!"
The GoFundMe page for this campaign is here.