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Cometas de Esperanza

$655 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 24 months
Here's what hope for the future looks like!

It all started on a landfill in the  Dominican Republic.  Could you imagine allowing your children to spend their days picking through garbage?  Oscar Faes couldn't.  Ten years ago he founded the school Cometas de Esperanza.


I met the beautiful people of this school during a service trip in October 2016.  I was with a team of six optometrists organized by West End Eyecare, where I work two days a week.  We provided eye exams to almost all of the children of the school as well as many adults and supplied much needed eyeglasses.

We found a loving, kind and giving community working hard to serve over 400  children in their small school.   Please help us to support director, Andrea Suero, the amazing teachers of classes K-8 and the staff of Cometas de Esperanza to save lives and continue to bring joy, hope and education to the children of Cienfuegos, "La Mosca"  in the Dominican Republic; to persevere so that they never have to go back to a life on a land fill but to have a life sustained by education and hope for the future and independence! 

I, JoAnn Adinolfi, will be collecting the money and will be sending the funds via Western Union to Fundacion Cometas de Esperanza's founder and my friend Oscar Faes.

Your donation will help pay for:
-maintaining the school buildings 
-improve internet access
-transportation
-purchase  books and other supplies
-supply clean water and sanitation

I hope you will consider making a donation. If you can't give, please keep the children of La Mosca in your thoughts and prayers.

I thank you!  The children of  Cometas de Esperanza thank you!

For more information:
Website: http://www.cometasdeesperanza.org

Facebooks to see more pictures and updates:
https://www.facebook.com/Fundación-Cometas-de-Esperanza

The original school building.

The first classes.

The new classes...the children now have uniforms.

The new interior.

The first student to be off the college in Spain!

The West End Eyecare group with the children and our marvelous Timberland volunteers!

Here I am fitting one of the students with her new eyeglasses!

The second floor addition.

The children!








The school's amazing director: Andrea Suero


A film in Spanish about "La Mosca" and Cometas de Esperanza.  This will give you an idea of what amazing work is being done in Cienfuegos.

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I have great news for everyone. Andrea Suero, the director of the Cometas de Esperanza, has an update! Andres, a student who graduated from the Cometas will be using some of the money to help pay for transportation to get him to college, where he will studying education. Thereafter, he will be a teacher at the Cometas de Esperanza. The money you donated will also be used for to pay for internet services. The students are now able to take online English courses and the teachers are able to access online didactic materials. Our dear gentleman, Jose´, who works at the school, is also taking the English online classes after school hours to fulfill his dream of learning English. Thank you again for your donations, which are helping to empower others through the gift of education.
Andres is going to be a great teacher!
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I just wanted to let you know that I have sent the first of your donations to the Cometas de Esperanza! The amount was $625. Andrea, Oscar and all of the teachers and students send their heartfelt thanks!
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I just wanted to let you know that I have sent the first of your donations to the Cometas de Esperanza! The amount was $625. Andrea, Oscar and all of the teachers and students send their heartfelt thanks!
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$655 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 24 months
Created December 12, 2016
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JF
$30
Jeanne Freeze
17 days ago

Thank you for the work you do, Ilara!

$25
Anonymous
20 months ago
JA
$100
James and Josephine Adinolfi
24 months ago

We are donating because the people and the country of the Dominican Republic are beautiful and we would like to help them have a better future.

$250
JoAnn Adinolfi
24 months ago

I hope this money helps the school to install wifi and to buy tablets so that Jose, one of the most gentle souls I have met, may use the Duo lingo app to learn English!

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