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Complete: Tuition Project For Aura Hernandez (21) of Guatemala: $180 Raised! Thank You.

15 October 2014 2 Comments

For the second year in a row, this project was completed before it even officially launched on the website!
Aura’s former sponsor, Kristen Palana donated the first $50. Then Aura’s House super-donor, Elvis Kibiti donated $65 which will then be matched by his employer, completing the project! THANK YOU!

Our goal was to raise $180.

$180 raised! -THANK YOU!


Aura is entering her 7th semester of University and needs $180 for enrollment fees and expenses.  We aim to raise a total of $180 to purchase the following items: an enrollment fee, supplies, copies and transportation cost. 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.

Aura (20)

Aura (21)


 Project Breakdown:

$ 11.58 – University semester enrollment fees
$166.55 – Transportation, Supplies,and Copies

$180 – TOTAL

Kristen Palana with her sponsor child, Aura in 2006.


Aura is the sponsor child of Kristen Palana, the founder of Aura’s House. The site is named after Aura and our first main project was to raise funds for her home back in 2004.

See a recent article about Aura’s progress at University.

Visit last year’s tuition project for Aura.

*This Project is now completed. However, please consider donating to another worthy active project.



  • Sabrina Priebe said:

    GREAT!! I am surprised to read that it will be only $180 for a semester for Aura’s college education. Is that all of the semester cost, or is some of the money being donated privately? Is Aura attending a public or private university?

    When is the deadline for needed funds for this project? When does the university year start in Guatemala (probably not January, right)?

    Right now I sponsor a Guatemalan girl who may try for university. I wonder if the costs are comparable–if so, it might be do-able!

  • Kristen said:

    Hi Sabrina,

    I’m just double checking all the info before I launch this project. The costs have fluctuated a bit from year to year according to CI. It’s usually around $225 or so a year. These funds are due in December so the project will launch within a few days. I just want to add somethings to this page first. Aura goes to The University of San Carlos in Guatemala City. More info here: https://www.children.org/Graduating-with-honor

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