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    Trish Christofferson
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  1. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete Family of the Month August 2020 Denis’ Family Three years ago when Denis was thirty-five years old her husband died suddenly leaving behind their five children for her to raise by herself. Nick, now seventeen, Derek fifteen, Anderson thirteen, Fred nine, and Dafny six years old are the center of Denis’ world. A well-meaning neighbor asked when Denis’ husband died if she would give up one of her children for adoption, but she refused to even entertain the idea. “If you really want to help ” Denis responded, “give me six eggs every week that we can eat.
  2. View this email in your browser The Boquete Bridge Club The Boquete Bridge Club was started about fifteen year ago by Penny Barrett and the late Irene Haines; the current president is John Sandeen. The club for intermediate players of duplicate bridge usually hosts sixteen to twenty players, although the participant numbers can increase by another four to eight during the winter months when visitors from the North come to Boquete to escape the cold.
  3. View this email in your browser Panama Relocation Tours Our friend Jackie Lange, the owner and tour operator of Panama Relocation Tours, tells us about her business and about her support for Buenos Vecinos de Boquete:
  4. Family of the Month May 2020 Manuel's Family What Manuel lacks in height and weight he makes up in character, heart and humility. Now sixty-two, he has always been the sole income provider for his family. His wife Florentina stays home to care for their two-year old grandson Victor while their daughter Flor attends classes in David. As the only male model in this family, Manuel takes great pride in helping raise, guide and love this little boy. Last fall, before his sudden illness, subsequent surgery and long recovery period, Manue
  5. View this email in your browser N&N Catering Company N&N Catering Company started in 2015 when two good friends, Nancy Halbert and Nairn Cutten, were discussing how they could contribute to the Boquete community. Both friends are excellent cooks, and Nancy had experience in the States with a Christian ministry that fed the homele
  6. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete April, 2020 Family Update Benilda and Her Family When six-year old Jahicha met us a year and a half ago she told us to “say her name right”. Zha-he’-cha, she insisted with a smile. She told us how excited she was to be joining her brothers and sisters at school the next school year. She loved the smell of their new pencils and notebooks and was eager to have her own. This year, some “angels” in the area bought school supplies for her and her siblings. They had just begun the new school year on
  7. I think a government agency would be able to do something that our small group of volunteers couldn't do. The majority of our families are clients of the Handicap Foundation. It has worked seamlessly to pack the food there and then they pick it up when they come to the Saturday gatherings at the Foundation. They are scattered all about the Boquete area with some of them living in remote areas. With the current restrictions it was an impossible task to get the food to them. We are planning on giving them double allotments when we are able to pack again. We feel terrible about the situation but
  8. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete in the Time of Corona Virus March 2020 Our group was unable to pack for the 100+ families that we normally pack for each month in March. The majority of our clients come to the Handicap Foundation to get their food. The Foundation is closed and now the buses aren’t running. We didn’t have a way to deliver to all of those clients. It was with careful thought and consideration that the March food packing was cancelled. We will compensate our clients for the food they missed this month with our future packings. We do,
  9. January 2020 Family of the Month Updates Aida has been a Buenos Vecinos client for eight years. When we first met Aida her oldest granddaughter, Danila, was ten and her youngest great-granddaughter, Yorlenys, was three. There were also two other children in the house; a grandson, Davis and a great-granddaughter, Cyndel. Aida cared for these children by herself and has always been appreciative of the food support she receives from Buenos Vecinos. In the ensuing years most of
  10. View this email in your browser BVB Posts a YouTube Video with “Oscar On the Streets” Recently, Oscar Peña, talented interviewer and Boquete Ning personality, visited Buenos Vecinos de Boquete on one of our food-packing days to find out more about the organization, its mission and who it serves, how it operates and how it delivers its food to the client families. He spoke with Louise Orr, our chairwoman, and visited the ho
  11. Thank you Oscar for your latest Oscar on the Streets video featuring Buenos Vecinos de Boqute!!
  12. September 2019 Family of the Month Update Jon’s Family Four-year old Jon is still too little to join his five brothers on the long walk to school each day, but he is eagerly looking forward to next year when he can dress in a white shirt, long pants, and put on his first pair of real shoes. He and his family live in a two-room corrugated tin house held together with bamboo strips. Only the door lets in fresh air and light during the day. The dirt floor is uneven and becomes muddy during the rain
  13. Stop by Romero in Boquete between 9 AM and 5 PM on Saturday, September 14, to support Buenos Vecinos de Boquete during our upcoming Food Drive. Our locally-based effort assists needy community families with monthly, non-perishable food supplies. We will have samples of what you can buy at Romero to aid our work, and of course, financial assistance is always appreciated. Shop for food that you (and we) need, and meet members of our team! See below a photo of the food our clients receive each month:
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    Stop by Romero in Boquete between 9 AM and 5 PM on Saturday, September 14, to support Buenos Vecinos de Boquete during our upcoming Food Drive. Our locally-based effort assists needy community families with monthly, non-perishable food supplies. We will have samples of what you can buy at Romero to aid our work, and of course, financial assistance is always appreciated. Shop for food that you (and we) need, and meet members of our team!
  15. Family of the Month Update Diana’s Family It’s gratifying to revisit our clients and to see their progress over the years. Many have either moved up to become financially self-sufficient or have simply moved out of the Buenos Vecinos service area. Diana is an example of someone who did both. She recently reached out to BVB to tell us how life has changed for her and her sons, six year-old Angel and eight year-old Bryan. When they first became Buenos Vecinos recipients in 2015 they were renting a 10 x 12 roo
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