[31 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,713 views]
Active: Education Project for Anna Marie Arroyo (18) of the Philippines: $526 Raised so Far… (Only $300 Left to Raise.)

Anna Marie graduated from high school in April 2013 and is now attending a state college near her home. She is studying for a BS in Business Management program with a focus on Human Resource Development.

In her thank you letter for her first semester’s tuition, she wrote, “I would like to become a successful businesswoman. I want to learn about business so when I have my own, I can help my family.” Aura’s House would like to help her achieve her dreams and empower her to lift her entire family from the clutches of poverty.

We aim to raise a total of $826 by September 2014 the latest, to purchase the following items: tuition, school uniforms, field trips, books, meals, and transportation. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible and 100% of donations go to our projects and the families or communities they serve.

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[23 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 27 views]
Meet Students of the English Tutoring Project – Dominican Republic

Meet some of the students who are benefiting from your donations to The Dominican Republic English Tutoring Project.

In many countries knowing English can greatly change an individual’s future by opening up new job opportunities and furthering their education. The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a 12 month program, proposed for implementation in both Santiago and Santo Domingo within the Dominican Republic. The more funds we raise, the more students that will be supported for this program. Each student’s tuition and expenses costs approximately $200 USD.

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[22 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 75 views]
Birthday Raffle Winners Decide to Pay It Forward

It just goes to show that members of the Aura’s House community are some of the most generous people around.
Last week we held a drawing for our 10th Birthday Raffle. This week we have heard back from the winners and both of them have decided to pay their gifts forward!
Second prize winner, Luke Wood from New York, USA has decided to donate his $50 USD raffle prize to Anna Marie’s Education Project here at Aura’s House to ensure that she can continue her university education and help lift herself and …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 117 views]
Congratulations to Our 10th Birthday Raffle Winners!

Dear All,
The raffle-pickers have chosen! The drawing was held at our favorite little park in Rome, Italy in Villa Sciara. You can watch Lukas (4) and Nico (2) choose the winners here: (video)

A big congratulations to Luke Wood who won second prize (A $50 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity of his choice) and Sabrina Priebe who won first prize (A $100 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity of her choice.)

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[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 127 views]
Featured Person: Anastasia Yecke

Featured Person,  Anastasia Yecke became involved with Aura’s House back in 2004 when she chanced upon a posting in the Volunteer section of Craigslist asking for donations to help build a home for a deserving family in Guatemala.
Things were going well at her job in Miami, Florida and she was looking for opportunities to give back, so she clicked on the link which took her to Aura’s House. She was pleasantly surprised to see that Aura was sponsored through Children International, an organization with whom she was already familiar due …

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[3 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,755 views]
10th Birthday Raffle Now Closed

Update: The raffle was extended until Wednesday, July 2, 2014! (5PM EST)
See the drawing of the winners.
See what the winners decided to do with their prizes.

Hi There,
Aura’s House turned a whopping TEN years old on June 30th. Coincidentally enough, it was also our site’s namesake, Aura Yesenia’s 21st birthday as well. And thanks to the support of Aura’s House donors over the years she has much to celebrate, as do thousands of children we’ve been able to help over the years through our small projects that make a world of …

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[28 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 518 views]
Tecpan Library Project Receives Gifts In Honor of Barbara Rogers – Guatemala

The Tecpan Library in Guatemala has received gifts made possible by your generous donations in honor of Barbara Rogers. The new LED television and DVD player has been installed and it has proven to be a huge hit with the children. Also, the library has received sixty new books, various DVD’s, a new rug and window blinds. The library is now a very special place in the hearts and minds of our children. Aura’s House and Children International are deeply grateful to you, our donors, for your very kind and loving support that made these enhancements possible. See the original Tecpan Library Project.