BENEFITING: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS CASSIE STERN MEMORIAL INC
Ramping Up! is International Partner’s (IP) campaign to fund the construction of wheelchair-accessible ramps in impoverished rural communities in El Salvador. IP has built education centers (bibliotecas) in multiple communities, and many of these buildings have become the social centers of the respective villages. However, stairs at the entrances of the centers prevent many people with disabilities from entering easily, consequently impeding their access to the many activities held there. Ramps will allow people with disabilities to participate in community meetings and festivals, after-school classes, pre-school, public service presentations, etc. Currently their only option is to be isolated in their homes. Ramping Up! is part of IP’s larger project to better integrate those with disabilities into the communities. While we are hoping to build ramps in multiple villages, the money that we raise will first be used towards a ramp in Hacienda Vieja, then Cacahuatal, Palo Grande, Aceituno and Alegria. On behalf of the Salvadorans who need our help, please donate. Contributions of any amount will go a long way and are deeply appreciated. Thanks very much in advance for your generosity and willingness to help!