As we were walking through El Carrizo a few years ago, we noticed a young girl named Genesis playing. As we got closer, we realized her “toys” were bottle caps. She had no toys, no books, and no opportunity to break her families, cycle of poverty. It was children like Genesis that inspired us to build Aprende Conmigo – a local Community Center that contains a library filled with books, games, puzzles and computers.
Today instead of bottle caps, Genesis plays with puzzles and reads books and is prepared for elementary school. Her older friends have access to computers and board games. Her mother has access to a sewing class to make, and even sell, clothes. Aprende Conmigo translates to “Come Learn With Me,” and thanks to supporters like you, that’s exactly what these families are doing.