Finishing a School in La Mesa de San Isidro

June 13, 2008

The Mexican village of San Isidro has never had a school of their own, and because there is no school nearby they have never had a stable system of education. They appealed to the government, but they refused to help; they talked to the other villages, but there was nothing they could do. The people of San Isidro decided to take things into their own hands, and scrimped and saved to raise enough money to build a school of their own. They managed to contribute $150 each-a massive sum for people this poor-and with it they contracted a teacher and built the walls of a school by hand. But then, even after sacrificing everything they could, their money ran out. The roof and the floor were not finished, and without them their teacher contract would fall through, and all their hard work would be for nothing.

At this point, Trivani heard about their predicament and decided to step in. Megan McMillan, International Project Manager for the Trivani Foundation, flew down personally to see what they had accomplished, and what still needed to be done. She found them to be a strong, independent community that was more than willing to work-they weren’t looking for a handout, they just needed a little help to complete their own efforts. Megan was happy to approve the project, and Trivani is completing the school on time to maintain the teacher.

Thanks to you and your efforts, the Trivani Foundation is able to help communities like this one every day. You are making a real difference in the lives of children, parents, and villages around the world.

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