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Dear Friends of the Refuge,

I recently spoke on the phone with "Hermana Anita," our dear friend, schoolmaster, and wife of Director Victor.  We talked about the goals that had been accomplished in 2013 and the goals for 2014.  At the end of the conversation, I asked her if she could tell a difference from the support we have been providing since the start of the 501(c)3 foundation. Her response was resounding, "OH YES! There is a big difference."  She said that for the first time in many many years, they are able to "breathe" and to really focus on their job.  In other words, with basic needs met like food, water and shelter, they are no longer in a constant state of crisis.  They are able to do a better job at teaching, mentoring and caring for the children.

So with that, I thank you for making this change possible in the lives of so many.

Merry Christmas!

Maureen Estevez
Director, U.S. operations
The Refuge of Hope, Inc.


  • Dec 20 2013