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Mano Amiga Venezuela

Population: 29,275,460
Percent Below Poverty Line: 32.1%

Venezuela has been in economic turmoil since 2013 beginning in the months following the death of President Hugo Chavez. Turmoil led to violence and crime, and inflation rose from below 20% to over 63.4% in six months which is higher than anywhere else in the Americas. The increase in inflation caused food, power, and water shortages leading to mass unrest. The most sustainable part of their economy, education, was becoming unaffordable. Thanks to your generosity many students are able to remain in school despite the astronomical cost of education.

Mano Amiga has operated in Venezuela for over 22 years, serving children of low income families in two locations: Fila de Mariches and Fila de Turgua.

These two schools not only offer quality education with strong values, but also sports and other extracurricular activities that foster the integral development of every child.

Mano Amiga Mariches

Mano Amiga Mariches

Students: 967
Founded: 1994
Location: Fila de Mariches, Venezuela

Mano Amiga at Fila de Mariches currently educates children from kindergarten, elementary and middle school, to high school. The school is staffed with teachers who are dedicated to the well being of the students and the Mano Amiga vision to end the cycle of poverty.

"In my spiritual life Mano Amiga helped me to understand God's love. It made me aware of His presence and that I can count on Him for everything, He is a faithful friend. I will never forget the Masses, parents, teachers of religion who so lovingly taught us the love of God. I still consider today that I am growing in my faith. I credited the strength of my beliefs to Mano Amiga."

- Richeidy Villamizar, Former Student & now Teacher

 

Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Graduates from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Student from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Student from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela

Mano Amiga at Fila de Mariches also provides the following services:

  • Medical and dental services to students and their families
  • Good quality second-hand clothing available to families
  • Personal Growth Program for mothers
  • Strengthening Families: a program that benefits 520 families directly related to the school and an additional 2000 families not directly involved with the school

Mano Amiga Mariches Student​ Mano Amiga Mariches Graduates Mano Amiga Mariches Students

Students Smile

Mano Amiga Mariches has given so many students the opportunity to move forward in their lives out of poverty. Their mission has enabled students to become teachers for Mano Amiga, doctors, lawyers, and social advocates for their community. They want to use the knowledge they have learned through Mano Amiga and give back to the community. See the many photos of students from Mano Amiga Mariches below. 

Two smiling Mano Amiga Mariches students - Venezuela
Abraham and Jeremy, two Mano Amiga Mariches students - Venezuela
Jazmin, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Wilangely, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
A Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Barbara, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Mano Amiga Mariches students at recess - Venezuela
Alejandro, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Mano Amiga Mariches students - Venezuela
Mano Amiga Mariches students with their pastor - Venezuela
Jaiser, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Robert, a Mano Amiga Mariches student, volunteers to support even poorer students in his free time - Venezuela
A Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela

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To students in impoverished areas attending school is a luxury their families may not be able to afford. Thousands of students rely on the donations of generous donors like you to go school. Please consider Mano Amiga Fila de Mariches students in your giving so the cycle of poverty can end in their lifetime.

Mano Amiga Fila de Mariches is also requesting assistance to repave the blacktop areas where the children play. The blacktop has may pot holes, and the school wants to completely resurface it to allow the children to play safely.

Mano Amiga Mariches Students

Mano Amiga Mariches

Students: 967
Founded: 1994
Location: Fila de Mariches, Venezuela

Mano Amiga at Fila de Mariches currently educates children from kindergarten, elementary and middle school, to high school. The school is staffed with teachers who are dedicated to the well being of the students and the Mano Amiga vision to end the cycle of poverty.

"In my spiritual life Mano Amiga helped me to understand God's love. It made me aware of His presence and that I can count on Him for everything, He is a faithful friend. I will never forget the Masses, parents, teachers of religion who so lovingly taught us the love of God. I still consider today that I am growing in my faith. I credited the strength of my beliefs to Mano Amiga."

- Richeidy Villamizar, Former Student & now Teacher

 

Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Graduates from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Student from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Student from Mano Amiga - Venezuela
Students from Mano Amiga - Venezuela

Mano Amiga at Fila de Mariches also provides the following services:

  • Medical and dental services to students and their families
  • Good quality second-hand clothing available to families
  • Personal Growth Program for mothers
  • Strengthening Families: a program that benefits 520 families directly related to the school and an additional 2000 families not directly involved with the school

Mano Amiga Mariches Student​ Mano Amiga Mariches Graduates Mano Amiga Mariches Students

Students Smile

Mano Amiga Mariches has given so many students the opportunity to move forward in their lives out of poverty. Their mission has enabled students to become teachers for Mano Amiga, doctors, lawyers, and social advocates for their community. They want to use the knowledge they have learned through Mano Amiga and give back to the community. See the many photos of students from Mano Amiga Mariches below. 

Two smiling Mano Amiga Mariches students - Venezuela
Abraham and Jeremy, two Mano Amiga Mariches students - Venezuela
Jazmin, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Wilangely, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
A Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Barbara, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Mano Amiga Mariches students at recess - Venezuela
Alejandro, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Mano Amiga Mariches students - Venezuela
Mano Amiga Mariches students with their pastor - Venezuela
Jaiser, a Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela
Robert, a Mano Amiga Mariches student, volunteers to support even poorer students in his free time - Venezuela
A Mano Amiga Mariches student - Venezuela

Give NowSponsorship

To students in impoverished areas attending school is a luxury their families may not be able to afford. Thousands of students rely on the donations of generous donors like you to go school. Please consider Mano Amiga Fila de Mariches students in your giving so the cycle of poverty can end in their lifetime.

Mano Amiga Fila de Mariches is also requesting assistance to repave the blacktop areas where the children play. The blacktop has may pot holes, and the school wants to completely resurface it to allow the children to play safely.

Mano Amiga Mariches Students

Mano Amiga La Montaña-Turgua

Smiling ChildStudents: 420
Founded: 2004
Location: Fila de Turgua, Venezuela

Mano Amiga objectives are to transform the lives of children in impoverished areas who face obstacles in obtaining educations. Mano Amiga La Montaña-Turgua educates children in Fila de Turgua meeting their educational needs, but also their spiritual, providing healthcare for them, and daily nutrition. 

Mano Amiga assists families by offering pediatric care, gynecology, family medicine, and dentistry. The children are given daily breakfast, and lunch. Students get to take part in all the sacraments, youth clubs, musicals, art classes, and in sports. Programs are also in place for families to receive extra food and medicine at home, and often includes clothing donations. There are also programs for parents.

Mano Amiga serves 420 boys and girls in the area, and 5000 members in the community - regularly offering the sacraments to them, providing workshops for adults to continue their education, provide medical clinic, and support the community though clean water and hygiene projects, a family closet, and sports for the community to take part in.

Mano Amiga Students

 

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Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua is in desperate need of clean water for their school. Ten years ago when the school was constructed a water well was drilled. The well served not only the school but 350 families in the area. Ten years is a long time for the water pump to service the needs of a city in Latin America. Clean water helps keep communities healthy. Providing a water pump for Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua would be a lifesaver for over 350 families. Won't you help with this incredible gift?

In addition, Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua is requesting 40 scholarships for students whose families cannot fully afford the school. Please consider Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua students in your giving so the cycle of poverty can end in their lifetime.

Mano Amiga Turuga

Smiling ChildStudents: 420
Founded: 2004
Location: Fila de Turgua, Venezuela

Mano Amiga objectives are to transform the lives of children in impoverished areas who face obstacles in obtaining educations. Mano Amiga La Montaña-Turgua educates children in Fila de Turgua meeting their educational needs, but also their spiritual, providing healthcare for them, and daily nutrition. 

Mano Amiga assists families by offering pediatric care, gynecology, family medicine, and dentistry. The children are given daily breakfast, and lunch. Students get to take part in all the sacraments, youth clubs, musicals, art classes, and in sports. Programs are also in place for families to receive extra food and medicine at home, and often includes clothing donations. There are also programs for parents.

Mano Amiga serves 420 boys and girls in the area, and 5000 members in the community - regularly offering the sacraments to them, providing workshops for adults to continue their education, provide medical clinic, and support the community though clean water and hygiene projects, a family closet, and sports for the community to take part in.

Mano Amiga Students

 

Give NowSponsorship

Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua is in desperate need of clean water for their school. Ten years ago when the school was constructed a water well was drilled. The well served not only the school but 350 families in the area. Ten years is a long time for the water pump to service the needs of a city in Latin America. Clean water helps keep communities healthy. Providing a water pump for Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua would be a lifesaver for over 350 families. Won't you help with this incredible gift?

In addition, Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua is requesting 40 scholarships for students whose families cannot fully afford the school. Please consider Mano Amiga Montaña-Turgua students in your giving so the cycle of poverty can end in their lifetime.

Mano Amiga Turuga

The facilities of the Mano Amiga schools were built to provide children and young people with the best possible environments for education including: science labs and computer labs, sports fields, spacious classrooms, playgrounds, dental office, doctor's office, a chapel, and more!

To this date, Mano Amiga in Venezuela has graduated over 650 high school students. 60% of these graduates entered the best universities in the country and obtained a degree. Many of them receive scholarships due to their high academic performance.

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Mano Amiga Teacher Sheila Acosta

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