New Horizons El Salvador
Rating: 4 stars 1 review
Issues: Education, Environment, Human Services, International
Location: PO Box 2015 Sonoma CA 95476 USA
Results: Since 2001, USA New Horizons has helped to build two schools, set up a greenhouse in a small village so that they can have a source of income, donated over $500,000 worth of medical supplies, aided in the construction of a playground in a small community, and donated tens of thousands of cans of soup to various charities. Since its inception in 2001, USA New Horizons has accomplished all that it has solely with the generosity of individual donors just like you. There is lots of important work still to be done and we need your support to help make the work a reality. USA New Horizons is a 100% volunteer organization and most of our volunteers have been involved since our inception over 10 years ago. The commitment of our volunteers and other supporters ensures that our work will continue and that the least advantaged people of El Salvador will have our support for a long time to come. Being 100% volunteer also means that every penny of every dollar donated to USA New Horizons goes directly to our programs.
Target demographics: The impoverished and disadvantaged people of El Salvador.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000+
Geographic areas served: El Salvador, Central America
Programs: Potable Water Fuel-Efficient and Healthy Stoves Medical Supply Shipments Micro-lending School Supplies to Orphanages School Construction Community Center Construction All with an overall goal of moving toward self sustainability.
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USA New Horizons was established as a vehicle to receive donations from the community in support of ongoing programs in El Salvador. The El Salvador program was originally established by St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Sonoma in the wake of earthquakes and floods in that country which had devastated a small village of Buenos Aires near Sonsonate. The church's program was further supplemented in subsequent years by the creation of USANH, enabling contributions by non-church members to assist the program. The church's efforts have helped build a new school building, a community center, stabilize a hillside area used for recreation and provide computers and sewing machines to the village. Additional assistance has included contributions of drugs and medicines to hospitals and clinics in El Salvador. It should be noted that the Church program is one which serves by example rather than outright efforts to prosyltize. I have personally had the privilege of participating in one of the church's outreach efforts....spending 10 days there to chronicle the building of the school and it was one of the highlights of my life. The villagers of Buenos Aires have done much on their own in terms of sustainable agriculture and the installation of a safe water supply. The funding, donations and support provided by St. Andrew and the contributions to USA New Horizons have given the village resources to help them help themselves. This is a great non-profit organization and one making a real difference in a small part of a very poor country. A more detailed look at the work being done in Buenos Aires can be found at http://www.andrewpres.org/mission/international-outreach/el-salvador/
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