Jessica Tobin via Crowdrise
November 17, 2010
BENEFITING: AMISTAD MISSION
HOURS PLEDGED: 10
In 1990 Villa Amistad was created, a home and safe haven for abandoned, abused and orphaned Bolivian children located in the city of Cochabamba. Beginning with thirty children divided among three houses run by a caretaker affectionately called “Mamá”, Villa Amistad has grown to include eight houses, or families, and more than seventy children between the ages of 2 and 15. In 2004, male and female youth houses were opened near Villa Amistad in order to support our growing teen population. At that same time a vocational training and University program was added. At Amistad, our children not only come to know the love of a family but also develop integrally through spiritual formation classes, educational teaching, psychological support and medical care. For 19 years, Villa Amistad has been a place where children are provided with the support they need to overcome their past and move into the responsibilities of adulthood and, in many instances, leadership in their country.
As a class project, we have decided to raise money for the children of Amistad Mission. Through small donations we are hoping to raise a couple hundred dollars to buy basic school supplies for the children.
Please help us reach our goal by giving a small donation, anything helps. If you would rather not make a donation online you can give to one of our fundraiser we will be holding on the University of Iowa campus or contact Jessicaemail@example.com
We will be holding funraisers around campus-stay tuned!