Dear Supporter, We hope that this letter finds you happy and healthy. As the seasons change and the holidays approach, it’s nice to take stock of our blessings and give thanks for what we have: warm homes, plenty of food, and access to the resources provided by modern society. These things may seem basic, but just a few hours away by plane is a much starker reality: the one that we experienced in the indigenous Ngobe-Bugle community of rural Panama.
This group of people takes great pride in their rich culture, and has maintained a simple, traditional life by living in remote, mountainous terrain for hundreds of years. However, as the population booms and resources dwindle, modern amenities such as sanitation, healthcare and education become more relevant. But the isolation of the Ngobe-Bugle community acts as a barrier to the modern age and to conquering poverty. To get to school, children must either walk long distances or pay for a bus. With the added expense of paying tuition, this is beyond the means of many families.
After witnessing these challenges, we gathered together to change things when we returned from Panama. As the group Few for Change, we are dedicated to raising funds to make education a reality for disadvantaged Ngobe-Bugle children. We know that we are amidst tough economic times, but the good news is that for each $350 we raise, we can fund a scholarship for another child for an entire year. This means that your donations go a long way to helping a child realize his or her dreams for a better life.
Our goal for the season is $1100, or to help three more children attend school next year, and we hope that you’ll consider joining us in this effort. Please visit our donation site today! Your donation is tax deductible and will go directly to helping a student continue his or her education. As always, we appreciate your time and your support, however you show it.
Best wishes for a happy and peaceful holiday season, The Members of FewForChange