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[23 Jan 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Complete: USA Dental Project for 400 Sponsored Children – Little Rock, AR:  $6,000 Raised. Thank You!

This project is now complete.
Launched: January 18, 2012.
Completed: January 22, 2013.

*Everyone who  donated at least $10 to this project between Nov. 20, 2012 and January 7, 2013 was automatically entered in our Holiday Raffle.
The office of Children International at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock required help to purchase consumable dental supplies for preventative appointments to benefit 400 needy children in its 2013 fiscal year. We aimed to raise $6,000 for prophylaxis angles, prophylaxis brushes, prophylaxis paste, distilled water or tablets, x-ray film, flouride/flouride varnish, toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, bags …

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[1 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Complete: Room Construction Project for Eber Danilo (8) of Guatemala: $1,529 Raised! Thank you!

Those who donated at least $10 to this project were automatically entered in our Holiday Raffle.
Eber Danilo (8) lives in Guatemala in a one room home with his parents and two siblings. The family’s home has a concrete floor and a corrugated metal roof. This small space only fits two beds for five people. Eber’s mother is a homemaker and his father is a butcher making their total family income $234 a month.

Children International has communicated that the best way to improve the quality of life for Eber and his family would be to build an extra room where the children could sleep and do homework. Eber’s sponsor, Julia, and Aura’s House would like to construct this extra space with help from donors like you. We aimed to raise $1500 for wood, nails, labor, and roofing.

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[20 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Aura’s Student Teaching Progress

Aura is doing very well as a student teacher in Guatemala. Children International has recently sent more photos of Aura looking very professional as she prepares to teach her class. The Children International staff in Guatemala reports that Aura is doing very well and is making great efforts to be the very best teacher she can be. Aura deeply appreciates everything that Aura’s House volunteers and donors have done for her. She looks forward to her bright future.

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[22 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Aura Student Teaching

We are happy to share photographs sent from the Children International office in Guatemala. Aura is in her classroom doing her student teaching with a group of third graders. The local office indicated that Aura continues to enjoy her studies and her work. She is looking forward to learning more and reaching her goal of becoming a teacher.

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[5 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Diving Out of Our Comfort Zone -Reflections on Volunteering in Chile

Written by Aura’s House Summer Intern, Elise Cevetello:
In life there are some experiences that are defining. They change our character for the better and allow us to grow in new directions. A couple of years ago I took a trip to Chile. The time I spent there was difficult. We had no electricity or indoor plumbing. We heated water to wash with by painting water bottles black and leaving them in the sun. Some of us were lucky enough to have a roof to sleep under while the rest camped …