Educate Street Children in El Salvador

 
$530
$49,470
Raised
Remaining
Time left to give:
Oct 7, 2014

A house for eight brothers

At the age of 23, this young man is the head of his house. He lives with his mother and 8 siblings.  Their living conditions aren’t good at all.  In fact they are terrible!  Their house is made of sugarcane walls, a mud floor and a tin roof.  The father abandoned their house because he decided to have a relationship with another woman.  This is one of the reasons why the family can’t succeed economically.  They can barely eat three meals a day and they don’t have access to clean water.  The family works hard to improve their life unfortunately they are unable to break out of poverty because they are a large family. 

 

Thanks to the support and help from AsociaciónNuestrosAhijados in El Salvador the children can now go to school and have a better chance at a descent future.  Education changes a life.  We believe this and this is why we have to help children achieve their goals.  Because we understand that children who are better fed learn more we provide them with a monthly basket of food that includes basic grains, sugar, pastas and a personal hygiene kit.

 

Because we know the desperate situation of this family Asociación Nuestros Ahijados, has also supported them in building a new house, so they could have a safe place to live.  Everyone should and deserves to be in a better home and in a safer environment.  This referring to the eight children in this family that we help.  All the children have been constant in school, been mindful of how important it is to learn every day and this due to the follow up of our social workers department.  We wish we could do more. 

 

The oldest boy is studying during the weekends because he spends the entire week working hard to support his family.

 

The entire family is grateful but specifically this young man.  We are trying to change his life and believe that we can do this through education.  We hope and want to keep his dreams alive so he can break out of poverty and help his family do the same.

Jul 7, 2014

A role model for her siblings in El Salvadpr

A role model for her siblings in El Salvador

At the age of 21, this young lady has been working against poverty in her country, El Salvador and specially in the community where she lives.  She is her mother's support.  She is the role model of her other five siblings, even when they have all the desire to get out of poverty it has been hard because they don't have thier father's support.

The young lady's mother is from Guazapa, she never had the opportunity to attend school because her parent's thought was that studies were not useful, but she worked hard day after day to support her children.  Unfortunately they don't have a secure place to live and they had to move from house to house because rents are high.

When we noticed the problems that this family was going through, Asociación Nuestros Ahijados started to support them in our project in El Salvador, which consists in bringing monthly rice, beans, clothes, shoes and economical support accoriding to how they are doing at school with the mission of transforming their life and changing them to a better persons.  Even though their econimic situation is not good, she continues working hard to reach all her dreams, she is working on weekinds selling beverages in a small business that the mother has.  During the week she studies to be an auxiliary nurse.  Her siblings also study at the village school.

The lady and all the family are very grateful with all the support that we have been giving them. Without it all their economic issues would be worse.

Mar 3, 2014

A boy in El Salvador

He is 22 years old and comes from a very humble home made of old pieces of tin with a dirt floor, two rooms one where the family cooks and the other where the family sleeps. Each day his family fights to better their quality of life. He entered our program in El Salvador in 2007 because he hoped to continue his middle school education, but he was at the time unable to pay the costs to keep studying.

 

Before learning about The God’s Child Project, he studied at night and in the mornings he went out with his father to collect and recycle trash.  By doing this he hoped to make a living for himself. He did this every day to have a small income and pay for his education, they also used the money they earned to pay for medicine for his mother who needs special medicine on a monthly basis.

 

When he began the program at The God’s Child Project, he also began to receive financial help each month and to receive food donations (rice and beans) so that he was able to make a better living in his home, not just for him but also for their mother who, when they did not have money to pay for medicine, would receive an additional donation from the Project to buy it.

 

After much hard work, in 2010 he was able to finish this middle school education. When he finished he had the opportunity to work as a local gas station and decided at this time not to continue his studies, but rather to work and earn an income. However, he plans in the future, when he finds further economic stability to continue his studies, possibly even at the university level.

 

Now he and his family are incredibly thankful for the support they have received as it has allowed them to significantly improve their living conditions.   We hope that you will help us so we can continue to help more people to improve their lives through education.

Nov 14, 2013

The Story of Melvin Rene Campos

Melvin is a twelve year old boy. He has been part of The God´s Child Project. Melvin has improved his life style since the first moment he received our support. His mother Blanca has had to work hard to support her two children because her husband died when Melvin was five years old.

The mother gets up every day very early to work in a construction factory and finishes very late at night. She does this for the children so that they have food to eat every day. When her mother was working, Melvin went to school and after classes he would go home to do the housework and take care of his little brother. However, the money his mother earned was not enough to pay for all the expenses at home and that is why she decided that Melvin couldn´t go to school anymore.

When Patrick Atkinson saw this situation, he decided to take Melvin into the Project, so he wouldn´t quit school. When Melvin entered The God´s Child Project, he received help to cover all the expenses at school and the necessary supplies. This helped his mother to support Melvin and give him the chance to become someone in life.

At the present moment the mother isn´t working at the construction factory anymore, because she was fired. The money she got from the factory, she used it to buy a stove and start a business selling tortillas. This has given her the chance to get a special income and doesn´t have to leave her children alone for too long. Melvin has received a scholarship every month including an amount of money and food for him and his family. Melvin also has sponsors and receives a kit with health products whenever it is necessary.

Doña is very grateful to the God´s Child Project because without this support, Melvin wouldn´t have continued school and he would have had to work like many other children have to in order to eat.

Aug 22, 2013

The Story of Vincente Torres MarAn

Age: 11 years old

Grade: Third Grade

Vicente is a child whom at a very short age has already had many problems to be able to make it through. Originally from Guazapa, El Salvador and being Doña Sandra Marín his mother,  the only one responsible to take care of him. Doña Sandra never went to school because her parents lacked of resources. Her father was an alcoholic and never took full responsibility of the family, being Doña Sandra the youngest of four siblings.

Because of the poverty in which most of the people live in El Salvador, Doña Santra had to share a small house along with her mother and two of her brothers. When she was 22, she held a relationship with a young men from which she got pregnant and Vicente was born then. Her couple never helped with taking care of the kid so she had to assume the whole responsibility working long hours and leaving the kid at home with his grandma and uncles. When Vicente was 6 years old, he was raped by Doña Sandra’s older brother, she became very affected by this and fought so that his brother went to jail.

After having gone through all of this when Vicente turned 7 years old, Patrick Atkinson decided to give him an opportunity to join Nuestros Ahijados Project. At the beginning everything was a little hard for Vicente. He seemed to be very affected  by things he had gone through. Social workers used to visit his house and he didn’t like to greet people, his development at school was very poor and the biggest repercussion was that he wasn’t able to pass first grade. His mother suffered a lot because she couldn’t find support in any institution.

Currently Vicente is 11 years old and is in third grade, he is a very happy child and wishes to become someone important in life. We have had some psychological therapies to help him with his self-esteem and mood. Vicente has been able to enjoy several benefits that the project provides, we keep visiting him every month in order to check his academic development and we also interview his teacher in order to get feedback about his behavior that so far has been excellent.

Asociación Nuestros Ahijados has supported Vicente with his education taking him a monthly scholarship as well as 15 pounds of beans and 15 pounds of rice, he also gets personal hygiene supplies, clothes and shoes. We have found out that the most important thing of all, is sharing a nice moment with him. Vicente waits for the benefactors help eagerly each month because her mother’s job is not enough in order to cover all the expenses they have as a family. She mentions that without the help that this project has provided, her life as well as Vicente´s life wouldn’t have improved as much as they have.

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:

An anonymous donor is matching all new monthly recurring donations. Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $25
    give
  • $40
    give
  • $75
    give
  • $115
    give
  • $285
    give
  • $500
    give
  • $1,000
    give
  • $3,000
    give
  • $25
    each month
    give
  • $40
    each month
    give
  • $75
    each month
    give
  • $115
    each month
    give
  • $285
    each month
    give
  • $500
    each month
    give
  • $1,000
    each month
    give
  • $3,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Nathan Powell

ITEMP Director of Operations
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate Street Children in El Salvador