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[22 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Complete: Aura’s Elementary School Water Project – Guatemala: $1,601 Raised! THANK YOU.

Launched: January 30, 2013.
Completed: June 21, 2013

See the photos and updates from this now complete project.

Special Thanks to: Elvis Kibiti for his generous $125 donation that was matched by his employer and to Suzzanne and Jeff Cutler for their generous $300 and later $500 donations that closed out this project.
May Update (May 31, 2013): All donations between May 31st to June 30th (our website’s 9th birthday!) of $9 or more will get an entry into our raffle.  (Example: $9= one entry, $18=two entries, etc…) The raffle will end once this …

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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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[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 …

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[30 Jun 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Happy Birthday to both Aura (18) and Aura’s House (7)!

Help us Celebrate and win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 Donation to Your Favorite Charity.

To celebrate our birthday, we are raffling off a $100 Amazon Gift Card OR a $100 donation to the Charity or Firstgving Project of your choice (donated by me) to one lucky Aura’s House donor. All you need to do to enter is to donate at least $7 to any of our current projects between June 30, 2011 and July 15, 2011 at 5PM EST.  Each additional donation of any amount over $7 …

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[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ana Lema of Ecuador Receives Gifts

Your donations for Ana Lema and her family were a huge benefit. Thanks to your generosity, over $500 was raised Ana’s mother was able to pay for a tomb niche and the funeral expenses associated with the passing of Ana’s father. In addition, Children International purchased a wonderful selection of tailoring and dressmaking supplies which Ana will use in her dressmaking course.