Casa Amiga



Casa Amiga is a room and board facility owned by Project Amigo to house its University scholarship students during the school week. Students would not be able to attend college without this facility.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Poor but bright students who live in remote rural villages are not able to make the daily bus commute to the city of Colima to attend the university. They stop their education far short of their potential, and the result is continued poverty-level living on subsistence-level salaries for unskilled labor. The students who are bright, but whose schedules do not match those of the buses, are able to attend school thanks to the benefit of having a safe place to live during the week.

How will this project solve this problem?

Housing, nutritious meals, security, and a place to study will assure that deserving students will succeed in college. Casa Amiga has computers and internet access that allow its residents to remain current with homework and research projects.

Potential Long Term Impact

A student who is able to attend college and get a professional degree will lift him/herself out of poverty; will become a contributing member of his/her community; and will bring about positive change and economic advancement.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10 .  The original project funding goal was $15,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Donation Options


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Susan Hill

Novato, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Casa Amiga
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