Hi My name is Nancy Bell and I am the founder of Mayor Potencial. We are a 100% volunteer-run 501C3 non-profit organization. Our organization is currently raising funds to build a high school for the children in the rural village of El Rodeito. The children were eager to attend school and rather than lose a school year they worked with the church. The 7th graders are allowed to use the church for a full day of classes. As of today, we have 35 students attending!! Here is the problem; since this is not a school, the government is not required to help provide meals. But we can help! Together, we can raise $82 a month to provide food for the 35 kids, one day each week per month.
Breakdown of the cost of $127/month : $82/month to provide food for 35 kids 4 times a month ( once a week). $35 for the costs of transportation to the city to purchase food. Due to the drought the farmers in the village and nearby areas are not in a position to sell food, as they are barely producing enough food to feed their families. $9.99 for the money-gram fee to send the funds to the community. GoFundMe has no platform fee. HOWEVER, we must pay for paypal to accept credit cards here. That is 2.9% per transaction, plus 0.30 per transaction.
In Honduras, the school year is Feb-Nov. We need to act fast to ensure the children can continue their education! This is only for this year. Next year we will have the 4 walls built and roof so the government will provide at least beans and corn tortillas.
Mayor Potencial is a 100% volunteer-run, 501c3 non-profit organization. Mayor Potencial goes the distance to serve destitute rural Honduran communities and develop lasting partnerships for lasting impact. We inspire volunteers to disseminate social change and empower youth in Honduras through education. At the heart of our mission is the voice of those we serve. Learn more or Volunteer with us: www.mayorpotencial.org