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[29 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Happy 5th Birthday Aura’s House! Happy 16th Birthday Aura Hernandez!

Happy Birthday Aura’s House!
Unbelievable. Aura’s House, the online project, is five years old on June 30, 2009.  It was first launched on this day back in 2004 as a humble web page with one simple (but daunting) goal: to raise $4500 to build a safe, sturdy brick home for my sponsored child Aura Yesenia Solis Hernandez (age 10 at the time) and her family of Guatemala. See Aura’s family’s NEW HOME!
See their old house.
Site’s History and Partners

Never having ever participated in so much as a bake-sale before this project, I …

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Zune Give Away For Diego’s Project

Heather M., sponsor of Diego from Emergency Project for Diego of Colombia is raffling a brand new, black Microsoft Zune 4GB.

The rules for the raffle will be 1 raffle ticket for every $10 donated. At the end of the fundraiser, the winner will be randomly selected by drawing from a hat. The more raffle tickets earned, the more chances to win!

What’s in the Box?
Zune 4 GB Digital Media Player (Black), earphones with three earpiece covers, sync cable
-Listen to your favorite FM radio stations and click to tag the …

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[29 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Project Update: Aura, “A Student Who Strives To Succeed”

Here’s the latest update about Aura Hernandez, this site’s namesake. Thanks to Aura’s House donations last December, she is able to attend a high school in Guatemala City (her village school only goes up to 8th grade) and is working on earning a teaching certificate so she can fulfill her dream of being an elementary school teacher in her community.

Children International visited Aura at her new school and she is progressing wonderfully. Below is a status report from Children International’s Vickie Wiedenmann.