Happy Holidays

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Whether it is organizing a trip and getting your hands dirty, sharing our work with others, or fundraising for a project, you make it possible for FNE International to fulfill its mission to advance health, housing, and education in developing communities. For Ana Elizabeth Urbina and her family, the opportunity to partner with FNEI and supporters like you has left a lasting impression.

It was six years ago when I heard about a housing program through an organization called FNE International. At the time, my husband, two daughters and I were living in a shelter composed of plastic and cardboard in El Paraiso, a sector in the rural community of Chacraseca. The dirt floor turned to mud whenever it rained and wind would often cause extensive damage. Living in such a dirty and unsafe environment is scary when you are trying to raise a family.Unable to work due to my severe arthritis, my husband, and sole provider for our family, worked as a security guard in Leon. We made barely enough money to feed everyone and couldn’t afford to send our daughters to school, let alone save money for a house. The day we were notified that our house application had been selected was the best day of our lives.We don’t worry about rain or wind anymore. We have real walls and a floor that keep us dry, comfortable and safe. Without having to worry about our house falling apart, we can focus on providing for our family and making sure our girls go to school. Incredibly, we were also given the opportunity to benefit from FNEI’s Scholarship Program. Francis, our youngest daughter, received a scholarship to finish high school and go to college. She is in her first year at UNAN León studying economics.We are so happy to have a dignified home and are grateful for the support FNEI has given us during this time. May God bless you and allow you to partner with more and more families and communities to make more dreams like ours come true.We are grateful for supporters like you, who value FNE International and are committed to investing in the communities with which we are partnered. Gifts to our Holiday Campaign provide critical funding to our various initiatives. Your gift will be applied where it is needed most.

This holiday season we are seeking 100 Founding Members for the FNEI Monthly Giving Club; fostering development one life at a time through fixed monthly support. Participants can choose any amount for a monthly gift and will be recognized as follows:

Facilitator – $10.00 – $19.99 a month

Networker – $20.00 – $29.99 a month

Empowerer – $30.00 – $49.99 a month

FNEI Ambassador – $50.00+ a month

Simply Check Make This Recurring (Monthly) and your donation will automatically be acknowledged!

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions, I can be reached at (617) 505-5640 or via e-mail at [email protected]


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