Project #6108

Casa Amiga

by Project Amigo


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.
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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


Casa Amiga allows students to go to college
Scholarship Program helps students succeed
Children's Programs keep children in school
Literacy - the first step to ending poverty

Organization Information

Project Amigo

Location: Novato, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Amigo
Project Leader:
Jenna Saldana
Executive Director
Novato, CA United States

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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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