What is the mission of the Palo Solo Project?
The mission of the Palo Solo Project is to help villages in rural areas across Latin America develop by helping families and children with educational, medical, and other basic necessities. We provide targeted help, since every village is slightly different, and our ultimate aim is to increase the educational opportunities for every child in every village. We also provide the resources in the village to facilitate learning. For example, in Palo Solo, we have installed computers with internet in the local library to help children learn how to use computers and the internet. We have also donated bicycles to graduating high school students to shorten and facilitate their commute to college.
This sounds interesting, how can I help?
You can help in two ways; by being a donor and by inviting others to join our cause and help share awareness of the project so we can avoid traditional fundraising costs. Donations are modest and go to support the purchase of basic necessities for all the families in the village, as well as fund village projects. The donations will primarily support educational and medical needs.
What do you mean by sharing awareness?
The Palo Solo Project can do a lot with very small donations because our donors can easily invite others through Facebook or email, and thus help share awareness. Sharing awareness about the project often can result in a more valuable financial contribution by any one donor than the funds they directly contribute.
In a typical charity, fund raising costs can be a significant, often consuming much of the administrative costs of the organization. Since we are based on social networking, our donors are asked to spread the word by telling their friends about the project. With Facebook and email this is easy and can be done with just a few clicks by inviting all your friends to join the Palo Solo Community. By inviting your friends to participate you are donating your valuable time and eliminate the need to have your donated funds wasted on fund raising. You will become a valuable member of the Palo Solo Project!
What do I get if I donate?
After donating, you will have the option to receive updates from different families of Palo Solo over time. The families will thank you for helping the village and tell you about their lives.
Sounds good, so what do I do next?
Learn about the families and town of Palo Solo. Donate any amount to the Palo Solo Project to help all the families and the community. After donating, tell others about the project and share awareness!