A Banner Year for the Chijnaya Foundation!
December 19, 2015
Dear Friends of The Chijnaya Foundation,
This year The Chijnaya Foundation celebrates ten years of productive collaboration with communities on the Peruvian Altiplano. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished thanks to our volunteer Board of Directors, the dedicated staff of the Pro-DIA Association, our counterpart Peruvian nonprofit, the generosity of our donors, and the hard work of the people in “our” communities. Beginning in 2005 with projects in one village, Chijnaya, we now are engaged in 23 communities. With your support, we look forward to the next decade of assisting poor rural families in the Andes to achieve improvements in health, education, and economic well-being.
The Foundation does not seek out communities in which to work. Instead, we respond to expressed needs from communities where people have heard about our work through word of mouth. Currently, we have requests from numerous new communities asking us to support projects in their communities. At the moment those requests are on hold. We hope that an increase in donations will permit us to add these communities to our network in 2016.
Throughout the existence of the Foundation, donations from our all-volunteer Board members pay for the administrative costs of our operations. One hundred percent of individual donations are applied directly to project implementation. As we enter the holiday season, I hope you will consider making a generous donation to support our work. We are a small, efficient nonprofit, and we make sure every dollar you donate counts. We need your support!