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.
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.