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.
Purchase a Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Kit for a library, including curriculum and materials.
to use a Riecken Community Library! Cover their unlimited visits and services for a full year (that’s just $1.15 per person for a year!)
Provide training for a librarian to deliver reading, computer skills, early childhood development and other dynamic programs
Your investment provides sustainable technology programming for a library – including equipment and Internet – for a full year
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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