The teenage girls are in need of an apartment within the Refugio, a space to call their own.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Refugio is a wonderful home for young children, but the older girls feel confined and trapped as they become teens. Consequently, about age 12 to 15, the girls run away from the Refugio to start life on their own. That frequently means that the girls become pregnant at a young age. It is hoped that an apartment within the walls of the Refugio will result in the girls staying longer, staying in school, and become more able to live on their own as successful adults.
How will this project solve this problem?
The hope is that the girls develop a sense of "giving back" by offering them increased responsibilities to help care for the younger Refugio children,. The teens stay in school and learn a trade; while living in an apartment within the Refugio.
Potential Long Term Impact
The chief goal is to gain independence, learn a trade, live a successful life - and break the cycle of young pregnancy, living in orphanage shelters, and continued poverty.
Total Funding Received to Date: $25
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 $25 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.