While on a mission trip in Caisan, Panama, a group of us were faced with the rampant material poverty in that area. There were countless families that have little to eat, children with distended bellies from malnutrition or intestinal worms and make shift shelters with dirt floors used as “homes”. Part of the reason there is so much poverty is the lack of quality education.

There is virtually nothing in the schools. The bookshelves are empty and although the teachers are greatly invested in the children, they struggle with the great lack of resources. One teacher we met broke down in tears and told us “I have been praying for help, these children have nothing.” It is hard to break the cycle of poverty without the tools to educate the children.

BUT there is hope. Within Caisan, a non-profit called Manos de Fe (Hands of Faith), run by amazing long term missionaries, is working to help the local community. They not only run an afterschool Boys and Girls Club program to meet the kids educational and spiritual needs, but they also work to support local schools.

Your generous donation will be used toward the education of the children in Caisan, to give them hope and help break the cycle of poverty through the efforts of both the Boys and Girls club after school program at Manos de Fe and at local schools.

Please help today! If you even just gave $4 and told 4 friends to donate and spread the word to 4 of their friends, we could make such a huge collective impact!

Every child deserves a chance.  #4ForKids

For those who would like to know more a general outline of what we hope to accomplish is listed below:

$5,000 milestone:
$1250 to Manos de Fe (for a school bus)
$1250 to Manos de Fe for >100 books 
$2500 for > 200 books distributed to TWO local elementary schools (>20 books PER grade 1st-5th, PER school)

$7,500 goal:
$1,875 to Manos de Fe  (for a school bus)
$1,875 to Manos de Fe (> 100 books and a few tablets with learning plans)
$3,750 for > 400 books distributed to TWO local elementary schools  (>30 books PER grade 1st-5th, PER school) 

  • Minna Strickland 
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $12 
    • 43 mos
  • Fabienne Fiesel 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Marvin Kloeppel 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Shannon Brown 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Jodi Jamele Johnson 
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Julie Proctor 
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