Neighbors Near And Far

Why give to International Missions when there are people in need in our own backyard? This is a legitimate question. Sometimes conflicting feelings can arise about where our money “should” go. After all, most of us are familiar with the old adage that “charity begins at home.” There are many diverse opinions when it comes […]

 
 
 
 
 

Oaxaca Community Assessment

Oaxaca, Mexico Skip to Community Development Plan Community Assessment Oaxaca, Mexico is among the poorest regions in Latin America. Three out of four people here lack access to basic necessities like food, water, education, and healthcare. Most have nothing more than a third or fourth-grade education, and many families are forced to live in one-room, […]

 

El Cobre Community Assessment

El Cobre, Cuba Skip to Community Development Plan Community Assessment In Santiago de Cuba, the town of El Cobre (Spanish for copper) was named after the El Cobre copper mine, the first open-pit copper mine in Cuba. El Cobre has a population of approximately 19,000 inhabitants. It is about 12 miles northwest of Santiago Bay […]

 

Life Skills Center Update!

The new Life Skills Center (LSC), pictured right, is officially up and running! It’s already been used for pastoral training, a family day, and a small celebration on Teacher’s Day to honor the Villa’s tutor, Josenit. Once the funds come in to finish the kitchen, and buy computers, the LSC will be used for computer […]

 
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It Takes a Village to Raise a Villa Girl

Did you know the average cost of raising a teenager in the U.S. is $1,100 a month? And that’s only the financial investment. When you also consider the emotional investment, time commitment, brainpower, and sheer physical energy…it’s no wonder raising a child is often called the hardest job in the world.  Now imagine trying to […]