There is a crisis in Central America
Compared to other nations, Guatemala and Honduras show the lowest levels of development in Latin America. A majority of their citizens – particularly in remote and indigenous communities – live in poverty, unable to take care of the most basic needs. With the lowest literacy rates in the region, high unemployment, and an environment where violence and gang activity is on the rise, massive emigration to other countries, often illegally, is creating its own set of challenges.
Riecken Community Libraries help solve these problems, offering safe places where anyone can come to read, have access to information technology, and participate in dynamic programs relevant to the community. Our unique partnerships between local community, municipal government and the Riecken Foundation maximize all resources, including your contributions.
New 3-day training for a librarian to deliver reading, computer skills, early childhood development and other programs to ensure strong implementation of a new USAID ASHA grant.
$800 Purchases a Laptop for Staff
We desperately need four laptops to help staff working from home remain connected to their communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Though the libraries are temporarily closed, staff are continually providing updates and critical information via Whatsap, Zoom and other collaboration tools.
Fully support a library, including staff, programming and Internet for a $15,000 investment. Contact us for assistance in selecting a library that holds special interest for you!
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