Saving for Change Program

Saving group 2We are happy to share with you information about an innovative new program called Saving for Change recently launched by the Solidarity Foundation at New Beginnings/Sendero.  It is a savings-led microfinance program where 15 to 20 individuals (typically women) save and borrow in a small group setting.  The savings groups are Continue reading “Saving for Change Program”

A Special SOS

DSCN2721Many of you are familiar with our scholarship program with New Beginnings/ Sendero, SOS – Sponsor One Student, which supports financially-challenged, exceptional students living in impoverished conditions in the Puerto Vallarta area. The staff and volunteers identify motivated, dedicated, and serious students enrolled in secondario (middle school), prepa (high school), a university, or a special vocational training program but are in danger of dropping out of school or not continuing to attend for financial reasons Their attendance Continue reading “A Special SOS”

Friends and Donors

As we come to the close of another year and prepare to celebrate a new one, we at CSHF continue to be amazed and grateful for our growth because of your support over the past twelve years.  This year we have expanded into some new programs and done much to meet the basic needs at those centers we have supported for many years.  At RISE, we currently are paying for water and electrical bills; at New Continue reading “Friends and Donors”

Super Student – Estefania

20150805_110138Estefania Candelaria Partita Betancourt has just started her third and final year of middle school and is 14 years old.  She is a strong and motivated student with a grade-point average of 8.9 out of a possible 10 and is seeking financial assistance through Sendero’s SOS (Sponsor One Student) program.  She is a very happy girl who smiles all the time and is optimistic and helpful to other people.

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