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

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!
Kristen Palana



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[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Complete: 3rd Year of University Tuition Project for Yasini “Yacn” Biggo (25) of Tanzania. $1,681 Raised. THANK YOU!

This project is now complete.
Launched: April 22, 2015.
Completed: May 12, 2015.

Our goal was to raise $1,500.
$1,681 Raised. THANK YOU!
*Please note that all donations of at least $10 to this project between April 10 and May 12, 2015 got an entry in our Birthday Raffle.

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Aura’s House is proud to be hosting another tuition project for Yacn Biggo who plans to use his …

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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.”