Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fundraiser for an aluminum boat for safe student transportation

When the kids travel to Leticia, they frequently ride in overloaded, unsafe boats. In addition to safety, they take 2 1/2 to 3 hours to go downriver, and over 4 hours to go upriver. They freeze when it is raining, windy, and cold. They burn in the heat when there is sun. So how can we help?  By providing an aluminum boat for transport!

We may also use the aluminum boat for faster, emergency transportation when accidents or illness strikes the village.

Here is a picture of a school shopping trip with our old boat from two years ago.
Two years ago we tragically lost our neighbor Fermil, the boy in the photo below, when his father's small, overloaded boat capsized in the river. That was a terrible day in the village. After that incident, we bought lifevests for the villagers to use (thank you to all of our donors). Now we are continuing our tradition of caring with this campaign for a boat.

Fermil with his sisters and Sarah, a volunteer and board member.
Want to join me in supporting this good cause? We are raising money for the aluminum boat and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. Thank you for your support.

Please visit us on our Facebook fundraising page. Facebook covers all fees. 100% of your donation goes towards our cause.

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