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[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 634 views]
One Last Call to Action: Aura’s House Will Be Closing After Current Projects Fund

Dear Aura’s House friends,
I can’t believe that this day has finally come. Once our current three projects to help bright young minds in the Philippines, Tanzania, and India have funded, I will be archiving the site and saying farewell.
Back in 2004 when Aura’s House first launched, I wanted to tap into the power of the internet to see if I could raise $4500 for my sponsored child, Aura Yesenia (9) in Guatemala for a safe, sturdy brick home.
At that time, crowdfunding websites and tools didn’t yet exist so I clumsily …

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[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 567 views]
Enter Our 11th Birthday Raffle and Help Fund Bright Young Minds

Hi!
All donations to any and all active projects on our site between April 10 and June 30th (our website’s 11th birthday!) of $10 or more will get an entry into our raffle.  (Example: $10= one entry, $20=two entries, etc…)

First prize is a $100 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity or project of your choice.

Please tell everyone you know and share.

Thanks everyone!
Sincerely,
Kristen Palana
 

 

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[9 Jan 2015 | 9 Comments | 8,990 views]
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 | 779 views]
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 | 1,374 views]
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.