In 2009 Gina Chavez and Jodi Granado left their comfy lives in Central Texas to live out of a suitcase in El Salvador, where volcanoes and poverty are too big to miss. It was crazy and wonderful times. (Take us out for a beer and we'll tell you the tale...)
Now Gina & Jodi want to continue the mission. Upon return they established Austin 4 El Salvador, a college fund that offers full scholarships (including meals, transportation, tuition…) to Don Bosco University, a private Catholic school in Soyapango, where they lived with quirky nuns and 18 girls, including the four scholarship recipients.
We need your help to raise $230/mo. per girl to get them through! Education is one of the few doors through which girls like Xiomara, Marta, Esmeralda and Sofia can drastically change their circumstances. It’s a fraction of the cost of higher education here in the States, but it’s nearly impossible for the majority of Salvadorans (and a bit tough for Jodi and Gina by themselves!). But together, we can offer these 4 hard-working, sweet, and self-giving girls a bright future in a place dominated by gang warfare, extortion, and senseless violence.
Want to make a monthly donation? YAY!!! Please click here to make a much-needed monthly donation to our girls. (It gives us the most bang for the buck ;)
NOTE: All donations go to VIDES USA, the volunteer program that sent Gina and Jodi to El Salvador. It is a registered 501(c)(3) Public Charity. All donations are tax-deductible.