Mariona Education Fund

Dearest Mariona Family, Casa Alums, Friends, Family, and Stumblers Upon, 

We are reaching out with a request of support for our Mariona family: Karen, Maria José, Aida, and Lolo. This fund is intended to be a financial support for the education of Karen and Maria José! 

Karen, 15, and Maria José, 13, are two talented and extremely bright young women living in El Salvador. They are the daughters of artisans: a loving couple, Aida and Lolo, who take risks and make sacrifices to enrich the lives of their daughters. The family lives in a dangerous area of San Salvador, called Mariona, and they commute around 2 hours per day on public transportation so that the girls can receive a better education in a safer environment. Karen and Maria José currently go to a private Catholic school in San Salvador. Your financial support makes it possible for them to attend. Karen will be entering her first year of high school and Maria José going into 7th grade in the 2019 school year. Their parents, Aida and Lolo, are committed to an education far beyond what would be available to their daughters in the public schools. Karen and Maria José make excellent grades, are very involved in their school, and participate in after school activities! Karen plays volleyball and Maria José enjoys dance class. 

In total, the family needs about $3,359 for the 2019 school year. Please see the latest update for further details.

Please give any contribution you can! If you are unable to give in a monetary way we hope you will think of a fond memory of your time at Casa, light a candle, say a prayer, or send some positive vibes out into the universe. 

We hope this can be a sustainable solution and a means of support for Karen and Maria José to continue their education. 

Please feel free to share with family or friends! Thank you for being a part of this!

La Paz, 
Monet and Sally 
Casa de la Solidaridad, Fall '13
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