[17 Jan 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,582 views]
Active: English Tutoring in The Dominican Republic: $552 Raised So Far. (Only  $48 needed to enroll the 3rd student!)

Our goal is to raise $3000+
$552 Raised so far.  (Only $48 needed to enroll the third student!)

Matching Challenge! Aura’s House Partner, Mike Epler will match each $1.00 donated with $2.00, one from his funds and one from his employer, up to a maximum of $500, thus turning your first $500 into $1500.

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 …

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 53 views]
Featured Person: Steve Hogan

Hi all. Time to feature another one of our amazing Aura’s House friends and Children International super donors.

Who are you? Where are you from? What are your interests?
I am Steve Hogan. I hail from Phoenix, Arizona. My family moved to Southern California when I was 6-years-old, and my three siblings and I grew up in Tustin.
After five grueling years of studying mechanical engineering, I got my bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. After a two-year stint at a small start-up, I joined the Navy with the goal …

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 437 views]
Complete: Education Project for Abrahan (10) of Honduras: $288 Raised. THANK YOU!

This project is now complete.
Launched: March 28, 2014.
Completed: April 22, 2014.

Our goal was to raise $270.
$288 raised. THANK YOU!
Please stay tuned for updates and photos.
Special thanks to: The amazing repeat donor, Elvis Kibiti whose generous $125 donation that will be matched by his employer effectively finishes off this project and ensures that Abrahan can continue to attend school and work toward his dream of becoming a doctor. Thank you!

Abrahan needed immediate assistance in order to continue attending school for this school year.  Abrahan’s mother of seven can not afford tuition …

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[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 480 views]
Update from Andrea’s Household Needs Project- Colombia

Hello Everyone. We are happy to report that Andrea Florez (7) of Colombia has received the gifts made possible by Aura’s House donors via our recently completed Household Needs Project.
Vickie Wiedenmann of Children International writes:
Hello, everyone! I’m delighted to attach some photographs of Andrea Florez which were taken when she and her family received some wonderful new household items — thanks to the incredible support provided by the Aura’s House Team and your generous donors!
As you can see in the photos, the family received the following:
1 Wooden Bunk Bed set
2 …

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[1 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 932 views]
Complete: Emergency Project For Orphans Haripriya, Harika, and Pravalika Srinu of India: $500 Raised. THANK YOU!

Launched: January 31, 2014.
Completed: February 22, 2014.

Emergency Project For Orphans Haripriya, Harika, and Pravalika Srinu- India
Our goal was to raise $500.
$500 Raised -THANK YOU!
Haripriya (Hari), Harika, and Pravalika are three sweet sisters who live in the Vadrevupalli Village, in the East Godavari District of India. The girls are in need of support because they lost their mother in 2010 and on New Year’s Day of this year, they also lost their father.
The girls are in school and are currently staying with a lady who will be able to care for …

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[16 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 982 views]
Christopher and Judy Receive Tuition and School Supplies – Zambia

Judy (9) and Christopher (10) Mwansa of the Tuition Project have received the wonderful school supplies, uniforms, shoes and school fees that were provided by your donations. Read a letter of thanks from Christopher to his sponsor. See photos of Christopher and Judy with their school supplies.

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 938 views]
Featured Person: Elvis Mwenda Kibiti

“My name is Elvis Kibiti. Most people call me “elvo” though, a nickname derived from my first name or “Mwenda”, my middle name. I am from Meru, Kenya currently living in Shanghai and splitting half of my time in China and the other half in San Francisco where I work as a Product Designer in the consumer electronics space.
My favorite thing to do is travel, I try and see at least 5 new countries every year though lately I have been getting into a pattern of visiting my more favorite …