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[31 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Congratulations to our Holiday Raffle Winners!

Updates, Feb. 6, 2015:
Claudia Tait, our first prize winner has generously donated her $100 prize to benefit Yasini Biggo and pay for some of his University expenses.
She writes,
“I thought Yasini might need clothes, supplies, anything really… (I made it through college on scholarships and had no money to speak of. It was a difficult time, never knowing if I’d be able to finish at all… I thought maybe Yasini could use a treat.)“
Suzzanne and Jeff Cutler, second prize winners have generously donated their $50 prize to Parveen’s Emergency Income Generation Project. Artist, …

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[10 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Complete: Emergency Income Generation Project for Parveen (6) of Delhi, India: $1,000 Raised. THANK YOU!

Parveen (6) lives in a one room home with a mud floor, and plastic sheeting walls with her parents and her seven siblings. Her father is too ill to work so the family lives off of Parveen’s mothers income which totals $120 per month.

At the moment, Parveen through no fault of her own, lost her previous sponsor through Children International and is now even more vulnerable than when we first started planning this project.

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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[9 Jan 2015 | 9 Comments | ]
Complete: English Tutoring in The Dominican Republic: $3,000 Raised! THANK YOU.

Our goal was to raise $3000+
$3,000 Raised. THANK YOU!  Stay tuned for photos and updates.

Everyone donating at least $10 to this project was automatically entered into our 2014 Holiday Raffle.
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.  Each student’s tuition and expenses costs approximately $200 USD.  It was our goal to …

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Yasini “Yacn” Is Now Enrolled In His Fourth Semester at the The University of Dar Es Salaam

Your donations totaling $1200 were successfully transferred to the university and Yacn will be able to begin classes on time. Thank you so much for making the dreams of this bright, young man achievable.

When Aura’s House Partner, Heather LaBonte, asked Yacn why he wanted to study law, he replied “‘To become a successful lawyer who can help poor Tanzanian woman and children who are a vulnerable group and isolated in our society. Most of the time they are denied their rights, for example the right to own property, inheritance, marital issues, right to work, and their liberty. I choose to study law because it’s easy to help people by knowing law especially vulnerable groups.”

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[4 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Complete: Emergency Education Project for Cheska (17) of the Philippines: $1,452 Raised! THANK YOU!

*We only have until the first week of May to meet our goal! Please help this bright young woman achieve her dreams and be able to attend University. Cheska (17) of the Philippines has a dream of pursuing higher education so that she can earn a four year college degree in Financial Management to help lift herself and her family out of poverty. This project aims to raise one semester’s tuition and other costs to help make that dream become a reality.

Cheska is an extremely driven young woman who excels in sports and academics. We aim to raise a total of $1,109 to purchase the following items: tuition, school uniform, supplies, books, meals, fees, and transportation. The funds must be raised by early May 1, 2015 in order for Cheska to begin in June, 2015. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible and 100% of donations go to our projects.