Recently we had the opportunity to meet and get to know some of the children at Casa Victoria. Children over 5 years old were at school so we met the younger ones. It was such a pleasure! One of them was a little girl who was born at the orphanage. Her mother was only 11 years old when she came to Casa Victoria, pregnant. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers at this house, These children now have a place to call home. We are delighted to be a small part of this effort. Thanks to all donors for your generosity!
Thanks to your continued support in this project, we have been able to continue helping orphans in Juarez with their basic nutritional needs. We have supplied grocery items to the Children of Casa Victoria, located in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. One of the objectives of Casa Victoria is to better the nutrition of the children, as well as to increase their quality of life. The Mencia Foundation is proud to be a tool in acheiving this objective. Thanks to our latest distribution, this home was able to purchase the following:
40lts cooking oil
06 boxes of tomato puree
500 units of pasta
25 packs of feminine towells
Items of personal hygiene, such as: Cream, Talc, tooth paste
545 lb of laundry detergent
60 botles of bleach
73 ltrs of all-purpose cleaner
Thanks to the donations we have received so far for this project, we have been able to assist some orphanages in Juarez in providing the basics for the children under their care. Here is a list of some of the items that Casa Victoria and Hogar de Niños Vida en Jesús received:
210 lb of rice
210 lb of beans
210 lb of sugar
210 lb of flour
210 lb of oatmeal
60 Lt of cooking oil
25 lb of seasoning
25 lb of salt
5 boxes of tomato puree
1000 units of pasta
Personal hygiene items, such as: shampoo, body cream, foot powder, combs, dental paste, Q-tips, feminine towels, etc.
A walker for Jose Angel (see picture)
We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to those who have donated to this cause. We are touched by your generosity and support. Together we can make a difference.
We received a letter from an orphan child from Juarez. His name is José Ángel. He wrote(translated from spanish):
"Hello, good afternoon. Hello mi name is José Ángel. I am 8 years old. I have been at the orphanage since I was 4. I came here not able to walk and thank God during these years I have had 4 surgeries. Now I can walk"
José Ángel has benefited from the generosity of many people around him. With your donations we have been able to buy much needed food items for children like him. He and his friends at the orphanage need our help with the basic, every day needs. Please help us with goal. Thank you.
I would like to thank those of you who have donated towards this project. It means a lot to us. But more importantly, it means a lot to the children of Juarez.
Many of you have heard about the violence that exists in this City. It has had a tremendous impact on vulnerable children. The El Paso Times newspaper talked about a child who lost his father the day he turned 9. This is just one of many children whose lives have changed forever.
Violence in Juarez has increased and as a result, the number of orphans has increased. Some orphanages are not even equiped to handle the huge influx of orphans. Juarez has been infamously title "The homicide capital of the world"
Lets continue helping these children. They shouldn't pay for the mistakes of the adults.
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