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HOW TO DONATE... updated September 2023
If you don't want or need a US tax receipt, and you want to donate via wire transfer to Poco a Poco, you can click here. You will be taken to the Go Fund Me page, which one of our committee members set up. Let us know if you want your donation to go to a specific project. Thank you so much!
2. If you are in the Chapala/Ajijic area and would like to donate in cash, (sometimes this is a lot easier for us!) please contact us at this e-mail link or call Kari at +52 333-820-4927, and we will arrange with you for a convenient pick up place/time. Please also provide your cell or phone #.
5. If you would like a US tax receipt, you can donate to us via the Foundation for Lake Chapala
Charities - click here to reach the page for information on how to do this.
They use PayPal so if you wish you can make regular donations to us - that is wonderful! Or you
can send them a check, or arrange a wire transfer, or they will pick up cash donations in the
Note: As of March 2023, if your donation is for more than $250 US, and you would like a US tax receipt, consider making a wire transfer directly to the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities, as it will arrive much quicker. (Check donations above $250 US can take months to clear and now incur local bank charges.)
Since 2022, one of our biggest challenge is raising funds for medical expenses. We are helping many families with essential, life saving medicines and services (hemodialysis, home dialysis supplies, anti-rejection drugs for renal transplant patients). Normally these medicines and services would be provided by the public health system at a low cost for these impoverished families, but since covid, funds and public hospital staff are currently not available to provide these services.
Of course there are other programs that need your support too!
If you want to support the Kids' Kitchen that Anita is running at her house (until it moves to the new community center land), we would love your help!
And we also need:
- Financial help so we can continue to build the community center on the land we have purchased;
- Financial support to keep our truck running and getting it serviced. Our truck (thanks to
Ravi), is more rugged than our old one, but it still needs regular maintenance. In 2022 we paid 20,000 pesos for new tires, and another 10,000 pesos for essential repairs;
- Financial support to pay for the office expenses for WiFi (so students can do
their homework), electric bills, gas and electric for cooking;
- Clean drinking water for the Kids' Kitchen at Anita's house, as well as refilling the water cistern
which is used for cooking, cleaning, and washing hands;
- The ongoing costs of supplies used for First Aid (First Response) at our medical
- Ongoing projects that give people in these areas ways to make a living, with pride.
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