Life Unlimited Education & Nutrition
Welcome to our Life Unlimited Education and Nutrition team fundraising page, a place to be educated about the purpose of Change Their Story 2014 and be encouraged to support some amazing children. We are delighted to serve our Lord by helping those in need.
Life Unlimited Orphanage in Guatemala currently serves 33 children who were abused, abandoned, orphaned and/or born infected with the HIV virus. Right now, the orphanage is facing very serious short-term financial troubles and at the same time, is working on several long-term projects to become more self-sustaining. The long term projects will greatly benefit the orphanage, but it will be several months before those projects mature. One of the long-term projects currently underway at Life Unlimited is a new irrigation system for the on-site avocado grove which is about 6 months from maturity. This system will allow a second harvest of avocados (during the dry season) each year, doubling their yield. The children and workers at Life Unlimited are working hard to become self-sustaining, but we must help them until then!
Because of the current fund shortage, the possibility of closing their on-site school and laying off caregivers is being considered. Closing the school and sending the children to public schools “would be like taking home schooled children and sending them to an inner-city school,” said orphanage founder David Dvorak. The orphanage staff has already decreased by almost half during the last two years and they are having trouble meeting their food budget.
We believe the old adage: "It takes a whole village to raise a child" and during the 2014 Christmas season, we are working to Change Their Story by raising funds for education and nutrition. The funds gathered will ease the financial stress of the orphanage until the sustainability projects come into maturity. We currently have a generous donor willing to MATCH YOUR DONATION up to a total of $2,000.
Here is how your donations will help:
$12.50 provides a school uniform for one child - Donate $ 12.50 and provide school uniforms for two children with the matching donation.
$50 will feed one child for one month - Donate $25 and see it matched to feed one child OR donate $50 and have it matched to feed two children for a month.
$100 will provide books and school supplies for one child for one year - Donate $50 and with the matching donation provide those supplies for a year OR donate $100 and take care of school supplies and books for two children for the year.
$392 will pay the salary of the cook for one month. Donate $200 to combine with the matching donation to pay that salary for the month.
This Christmas invite your friends and family to donate to Change Their Story instead of giving you a gift. Is there someone on your gift list who has everything and would appreciate helping others, donate in their name! Or donate in honor of someone you love. This is an opportunity to experience the true meaning of Christmas and honor Christ by giving rather than receiving.
If you are visiting on behalf of a friend or family member and would like to donate, please see the list of team participants listed in the table below. Or if you prefer to donate directly to the overall team goal, please use the link on the right. The donation process is simple, yet rewarding.
Please consider taking this opportunity to make a difference. We thank you for Changing The Story for the fatherless children at Life Unlimited Orphanage in Guatemala!