Happy New Year 2022 to All!
2021, while difficult, was much more productive than 2020. However, because of your generosity last year, we were able to provide for the 170 children our Hogar in Bello and make progress on the new Hogar in Caldas. As I mentioned last year, we got clearance to travel to Colombia in July 2021 for our first Mission Trip in two years due to the Pandemic.
During the July trip, the shell of Classroom number 3 was completed and the interior and electricity was added after we left. We were also able to start the construction of the community bathroom which will be essential in the future and finish the construction of the playground cover! During the December trip, the shell of Classroom number 4 was completed with the interior and electricity scheduled for completion before we return in July. The foundation for Classroom number 5 was also started. But the main reason for the December trip was to provide the children with a Christmas party and presents. Pictures of these events can be found on the main web page: emilianiproject.org.
The children are doing exceptionally well with some graduating, getting jobs, and joining the larger community, while new children are being added. We have several “children” that were accepted to university and will remain at the home to help care for other children paying back and paying forward.
We ask that you continue your generosity for this worthy cause and invite you to join us this summer if you would like to roll up your sleeves and see what 20 or so dedicated workers can get done in just a week. And, also see how far your generosity goes in an economy that sees the average construction worker earns $1.65 per hour and material are commensurately priced. The benefits to the children are life-long and the benefits to you are everlasting and simply cannot be put into words.
Thank you for all that you have done so far, accomplishments resulting from your amazing generosity have been truly incredible and thank you in advance for this year’s generosity. Click here if you have questions about joining our work group this summer. To donate please click the Donate link above.
God Bless all of you and all that you do,
The Emiliani Project is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and nurturing orphaned and abandoned children. Their mission is to protect, nurture and educate orphaned and abandoned children so that they are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives, from childhood through early adulthood.