Arcatao town square  ©1994 Carolyn Gantner

 
YOUR DONATION CONTINUES MADISON'S 
36 YEAR HISTORY OF SUPPORTING COMMUNITY ORGANIZING, HIGHER EDUCATION, HISTORICAL MEMORY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ARCATAO

 ¡MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS!

©1994 Carolyn Gantner

Urgent Repairs needed for the Early Childhood Center in Arcatao

The Centro de Bienestar Infantil, Arcatao's community early childhood center, is in need of important repair very soon. The community town council, the Directiva, has identified it as their most critical need
right now. There is a danger that the old wood holding up the roof will fall in and the windows, bathrooms, and fence have not had regular maintenance and they should be repaired as soon as possible for the safety of the children, parents and staff. 

The total cost for all these repairs is estimated at $6,500. Our goal, with your help, is to raise $1,400 which will pay for repairing the roof at this time. There is an effort to collect donations and labor locally for these projects but substantial funds from us would make it go so much faster. Most people in Arcatao do not have steady work. They live on the food they raise themselves, occasional day jobs that pay $1.09/hr and for some, remittances. There is little money to spare so help for large expenses like this is so important.
Thank you for all your support.  

 

We cannot continue our solidarity without you!

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Pre-Covid class at Centro de Bienestar Infantil

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Roof and fencing that need repair

WONDERING HOW WE SPEND $10,000?

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80% OF OUR BUDGET GOES DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE OF ARCATAO. THIS INCLUDES: 

  • scholarships for two students to attend the University of Central America in San Salvador. With your financial support, our goal is to increase this amount to support a third scholarship student. 

  • support for the Embroidery Cooperativa in Arcatao. We order and buy their work and then sell it online and at fair trade fairs in Madison. For the women in  the embroidery coop, this project is their major source of cash. 

  • support for projects at the Historical Memory Museum

  • reforestation efforts, including 300 new trees planted this year around Arcatao 

  • grants to a local community radio station, Radio Sumpul 

  • organizing costs — i.e. photocopies, travel to regional meetings, food and drink for meetings, money to keep the lights on.

14% OF OUR BUDGET GOEST TO MASCP’s CONTRIBUTION TO STAFF SALARIES

  • Two full-time staff members in San Salvador

  • one part-time coordinator in the United States

We are part of a network of 16 other US-El Salvador Sister Cities who all contribute to paying for these important positions.

 

6% OF OUR BUDGET GOES TO 

MASCP ADMINISTRATION

MASCP is powered by volunteers, but there are some things we need to pay for. This includes: a post office box, tax preparation, and website and email management. 

 

“WE WANT TO THANK

YOU VERY MUCH FOR MADISON’S FUNDS.

IT MEANS A LOT TO US.

YOU HELP US IN SUCH

A SIGNIFICANT WAY.” 

 

MARCO TULIO, MEMBER OF THE JUNTA

DIRECTIVA IN ARCATAO

 

LET’S KEEP THE HELP FLOWING. 

If you would like to donate via check, please send it to:

MASCP
P.O. Box 132
Madison, WI 53701

The Madison Arcatao Sister City Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and contributions are fully tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes, as permitted by US tax law.