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Family of the month - April 2016

THE SANTOS FAMILY

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The Santos family of six live in a riverside shack just outside downtown Boquete. They have no electricity, cook on an open fire, and depend on questionable water for their needs. Narcisio (46) earns a small wage when field work is available; his wife Vilma (38) has suffered from an undiagnosed illness for over a year. Their teenage kids all attend school; the two girls pictured (Griselda, age 16 and Yamileth, age 12) attend school through the generosity of a local expat who provides their school uniforms and books. Son Melvin (16) also attends school, and the oldest son Oliver (19) is able to get occasional work as a coffee picker. Despite their difficult living circumstances, the family is close-knit and proud of the good grades their children receive in school.

It is families like the Santos' who receive a monthly food supplement from Buenos Vecinos de Boquete. They, and over 100 other families, are the reason:

BVB is holding our May 14 fund raiser, "Tropical Treats," from 5:30 to 8PM at the Amigos de Animales Event Center. Purchase a ticket at Mail Boxes or at the Tuesday Market, and join your friends in supporting the important work we do for the community. Lots of food, plenty of beverages, valuable raffle opportunities, and a fun time guaranteed!


If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity. 

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

Thank you!

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