Family of the Month

Family of the month - October 2017

Meet Julia's Family

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Julia knows how to live with adversity. As a child she suffered burns that are visible even today.  It prepared her for what was to come when she became a mom to Misael. Little four-year old Misael was born with cerebral palsy and other health issues that have stunted his growth. But Julia and his stepdad Luterio meet the challenges that come with with round-the-clock care for a CP child. They also provide love and support for their other two children, two-year old Nina and six-month old Carlos.The family lives in a rented room for a dollar a day and their sole income is from the work that Luterio can find at nearby farms. The work opportunities are, unfortunately,  inconsistent so the family is grateful for the food assistance they receive from Buenos Vecinos each month. And they look to the Handicap Foundation (FPI) for help with some of their medical expenses, with physical therapy and social/emotional support. Together BVB and FPI address the critical needs of those who most require our help.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete depends on your support to feed and nourish families like Julia’s.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - September 2017

Meet Ariel and Ana's Family

Ariel and Ana live with their five school-age children in a humble little house outside of Boquete. This last summer Ariel became very ill with a life-threatening intestinal blockage which required immediate surgery.  After some serious complications, he is finally on the road to recovery.  However, the doctors have advised him that it will be a long recovery, lasting perhaps six months. In the meantime, Ariel is unable to support his family. To lighten this desperate burden, Buenos Vecinos has stepped in with temporary emergency food assistance.  Ariel and Ana are so grateful to receive this help when they need it most.  The children are also happy to see food arriving at their door. These smiling faces tell the story!

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete depends on your support to feed and nourish families like Eva’s.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

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Family of the month - August 2017

Meet Eva and Her Family


Even though Eva was pregnant with her second child, she was very excited a few months ago when she found a job cleaning once a week in Potrerillos, a short bus ride from her home.  With a little training she became quite proficient.  Her employer found her to be a diligent worker and an enjoyable companion. But with the recent birth of her daughter, Sophia, Eva could no longer work and provide a little income to help support Henry, her six year-old son, herself and the baby.  The children’s father does not help them and has moved from the area, so Eva has turned to Buenos Vecinos for the non-perishable food we supply on a monthly basis.

Eva and her little family share a three-room zinc-sided dirt-floor house with her cousin Marina, who has three children (but also no support) and with her aunt and uncle and their four children. The house has no indoor water or electricity.  But Eva has plans; she wants to learn a little English, gather more experience and eventually secure more housekeeping jobs. She hopes to someday build her own tiny bamboo house next to her aunt and uncle’s dwelling.  But for now, she is just grateful to have the housing assistance from her extended family and food from BVB.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete depends on your support to feed and nourish families like Eva’s.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - June 2017

Meet Elibia and Her Family


Buenos Vecinos de Boquete provides non-perishable food on a monthly basis to over 100 families and individuals. Included in that count are 58 clients who additionally receive the services of the Handicapped Foundation (Fundacion Pro Integracion). Pictured here (in blue) is Elibia during a home visit by FPI volunteer Loesje.

Elibia was born with autism, cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. She is now 16, and lives with her mother, several siblings and an extended family. Her father is deceased.

The food provided by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete (BVB) takes some of the financial pressure off Elibia's family, who are obviously burdened with the care of this young woman. This food is also nutritionally valuable to the family, particularly with many children to feed. Fundacion Pro Integracion (FPI) steps in with physical therapy, necessary medical transportation, and assistance with medicine. Together our two organizations address critical needs of some of the community's most needy members. We hope you will decide to support our efforts.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - May 2017

Meet Regina and Her Family



Regina knows how to take care of her six children. When her husband died, she knew that she would have to be very careful with her meager income and the food provisions from BVB to make this work. She also knew that it would take some self-sacrifice and creativity to realize her ultimate goal of getting each of these children educated. The owners of the Boquete farm where Regina and her children live have honored the memory of her husband by allowing her to live in this two-bedroom wooden house rent free until the last child has graduated. However, to protect the integrity of their crops, they don‘t allow her to raise produce on the property, only chickens, her primary source of protein for her family. Regina works three days a week for $8 a day to make $96 a month. But she pays $80 in transportation costs to get her children to school and $12 a month for utilities each month, leaving nothing for food or clothes. So she and her fifteen year old daughter, Estafani, with the donation of a sewing machine, some cotton fabric, and an ironing board and an iron, are starting up their own little cottage industry: they make traditional Ngobe dresses and sell them to friends and family in their community. This wise and dedicated woman is raising happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids who know she is showing them something truly valuable. Only four of the six children are pictured here because two elementary school students were still in class.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - March 2017

Meet Jeany and Her Family


Tiny Jeany is three years old, but she is still no bigger than her two year old brother. This little spark plug smiles and laughs with family and friends and brightens everyone’s day. She lives with her six siblings, her aunt and her Grandma Ana is a one-room cement block structure far up the mountain from Boquete.

There is no electricity nor running water in the house. Living almost within a cloud forest, this family is often cold and wet and depends on the outdoor cook stove for warmth. Jeany and her brothers and sisters were first abandoned by their father when she was only two years old; tragically, her mother also abandoned the family a few months later, leaving them all in the keeping of their grandmother.

To make room for everyone in the house, Grandma Ana now sleeps in the chicken coop at night. She has told us that she is glad for help in the form of monthly food deliveries from Buenos Vecinos that include the nourishing MannaPack supplemented rice from the Amigos de Boquete Foundation. The family also cherishes the soft warm hats, sweaters and blankets lovingly provided by the Boquete Knitters and Quilters.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - November 2016

Meet Orlando's Family


Meet Orlando and his wife Adelina. They have 7 children age 2 to 16 years. 5 attend school. Orlando does farm work daily that depends on the weather, averaging $120 per month. The family lives in a small wood and zinc house rent free, with no electric. He is thankful for the monthly BVB food delivery to help his family.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - October 2016

Meet Wilberto and his mother Bertina


Wilberto, 46, has been bed-ridden and living with his mother in Potrerillos Abajo ever since he was shot and partially paralyzed in a robbery attempt at Wilberto’s place of business. On that day he lost his mobility and his livelihood. Friends and family have rallied around him to help him find a hospital bed and to get him to doctor’s and physical therapist’s appointments. Now he needs a wheelchair, which he hopes “to borrow for a short time”. Wilberto says he is determined to walk again, and to work again to help support his mother. Wilberto and his mom are only two of the many clients you can help feed every month.  Support the BVB non-perishable food program today.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - July 2016

Meet Midgalia of FPI


Here are some of the FPI children picking up BVB food with Migdalia.

Migdalia Rios is the secretary at FPI. She began coming with her handicap daughter years ago. Her daughter passed away 4 years ago and Migdalia continues to work with the FPI community, now over 60 members. She helps with making medical appts, obtaining medicines, arranging hospital visits.

Physical Therapy is now provided by volunteers. Most handicap members are poor and require almost constant care, BVB provides monthly food to them. We use their facility for our monthly meeting and food packing. Migdalia is a great help interviewing FPI members and other families in the community for BVB.

FPI can always use volunteers and donations, stop by on a Saturday 9-1pm and meet some incredible members of our community.

If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - May 2016

Meet Dallys del Carmen Dennis

Please meet Dallys, a valuable part of the work we do at Buenos Vecinos de Boquete. She is the Admistrator of Amigos de Boquete (not to be confused with Amigos de Animales), and has been there for over ten years. Like Buenos Vecinos, Amigos de Boquete is a food program serving the community. At AdB, the focus is on school children in thirteen local primary schools, which are provided a fresh hot meal daily. Because of her unique position in the community, and the overlapping goals of our two charities, Dallys manages the distribution of Buenos Vecinos food to twelve of our families. The majority are handicapped, indigenous, and many are single mothers.   Dallys and her assistant, Madelaine are busy ladies!

They work under the guidance of local resident, Philip McGuigan, whose family's foundation not only finances Amigos de Boquete's school food program, but who also regularly brings in containers from the US with vital supplies for many charitable organizations working in Chiriqui, including a rice supplement that benefits food programs like Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

When she's not visiting all those schools and managing the cooks responsible for the daily hot lunches, she can be found supervising a lively bunch of children with their school homework and computer use. Stop by and say hello to this whirlwind of a woman with the big smile and kind heart; Amigos de Boquete is located in the Alto Dorado shopping mall. Check out their website: www.amigosdeboquete.org


If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

 

Thank you!

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Family of the month - April 2016

THE SANTOS FAMILY

The Santos family of six live in a riverside shack just outside downtown Boquete. They have no electricity, cook on an open fire, and depend on questionable water for their needs. Narcisio (46) earns a small wage when field work is available; his wife Vilma (38) has suffered from an undiagnosed illness for over a year. Their teenage kids all attend school; the two girls pictured (Griselda, age 16 and Yamileth, age 12) attend school through the generosity of a local expat who provides their school uniforms and books. Son Melvin (16) also attends school, and the oldest son Oliver (19) is able to get occasional work as a coffee picker. Despite their difficult living circumstances, the family is close-knit and proud of the good grades their children receive in school.

It is families like the Santos' who receive a monthly food supplement from Buenos Vecinos de Boquete. They, and over 100 other families, are the reason:

BVB is holding our May 14 fund raiser, "Tropical Treats," from 5:30 to 8PM at the Amigos de Animales Event Center. Purchase a ticket at Mail Boxes or at the Tuesday Market, and join your friends in supporting the important work we do for the community. Lots of food, plenty of beverages, valuable raffle opportunities, and a fun time guaranteed!


If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”.  When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

Thank you!

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Sponsor a Family March 2016

PLEASE SPONSOR DIANA'S FAMILY

Diana and her sweet little boys are the focus of this month’s BVB outreach.  Single mom, Diana is 22 years old raising four-year old Brayan and two-year old Angel with the minimal support of $80 a month from the boys’ father and has no additional family support.  She and the boys live in a single 10 X 12 foot rented room for $45 a month plus utilities.

Angel was born with a severe cleft palate, as evident in the photos. He also has asthma which prevents reconstructive surgery at this time and adds an additional monthly expense for expensive medicine. The doctors are waiting for Angel to outgrow the asthma and will perform surgery when it is safe to do so.

Even though Diana has minimal financial support she has a lot of courage and the love of her two adoring sons. Brayan holds up his new toy to mimic his little brother’s bandaged lip.  Buenos Vecinos de Boquete hopes that you’ll support our mission to help feed families like Diana’s.

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor a Family February 2016

PLEASE SPONSOR ALBERTO'S FAMILY

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Meet and please help Alberto's handsome family! Three years ago, at the age of 40, Alberto suffered complete paralysis from the waist down after a crushing fall on a job site. He and his wife, Diosalinda, live in Boquete with their seven children, aged from 4 to 21. The oldest boy works in a local restaurant to help support the family. They have no electricity; hand-carry water for household needs, and live in a 10 by 20 foot wooden cabin.

Alberto has fair English language skills, having worked for expats, and will be interpreting at the upcoming eye clinic for local Panamanians and indigenous, sponsored by The Rotary Club. This proud, hard-working man's relatively prosperous large family is now reduced to limited means. Alberto receives assistance from Fundacion Pro Integracion (The Handicapped Center) with his transportation and physical therapy needs. He is an appreciative participant in their programs.

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor a Family January 2016

PLEASE SPONSOR ANA'S FAMILY

Your financial assistance will help Buenos Vecinos de Boquete provide food for Ana and her grandchildren. Recently, this 45 year old woman was left with seven children abandoned by their mother, Ana's daughter. The kid's father left the family some time ago.  The children range in age from 2 to 10. The oldest three children go to school.

The entire household lives in a one room cement and tin structure in the hills above Boquete. There is no electricity; water comes from an outdoor tap. It appears that before the intervention of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, Ana was asking for food handouts from her equally impoverished neighbors.

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family December 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR AMADO AND CATALINA'S FAMILY


Amado and his wife Catalina live in a difficult-to-access two room wooden shack with their four children: Yovany age 11, Yony age 8, Diana age 5 and little Yaneth age 2.  They have no electricity or potable water, and cook over a wood fire. Amado (41) was a capable farm worker until intestinal disease struck; now he has grown thin, weak, and unable to support his family by his field labor. He is determined to be well enough to work again in the future. When a Buenos Vecinos volunteer visited for an initial interview, the family's sole meal was chayote boiling in water. In this season of abundance and celebration please consider Amado's family and join those who help support the work of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family November 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR ESTER'S FAMILY

Ester is a single mother struggling to raise her five sons: from left to right is Fredy age 6, little Esequil age 1, Arnold age 3, Erik and Eduardo ages 9 and 12. They live in extremely poor conditions, but Ester makes sure her two oldest boys attend school. On this day, Erik and Eduardo were back from their school day, and all quickly changed into their best clothes for the photo, as they happily accepted their BVB bag of food items.

We would like to thank this month's BVB Corporate Sponsor, Sugar and Spice. Not only did this popular bakery/eatery donate a gift certificate to our Harvest Cook Off as a prize, but owner Richard Meyer ran an October/November promotion offering his customers delicious brownies or muffins in exchange for donated canned goods to be used by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete. Thank you, Sugar and Spice!

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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BVB Quarterly Newsletter August 2015

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete Quarterly Newsletter August 2015

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Sponsor-a-Family August 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR MARIA'S FAMILY

Two Rotary Club members heard of a 9-member family needing food in Baja Boquete. They took food from BVB along a wooded path and over a makeshift wooden bridge to see the family and interview them for BVB.  Maria is 49 years old and lives with her 6 children, ages 4-19,  in a bamboo and old zinc structure. They do not have electricity or water.  Maria's two oldest daughters also have babies, ages 1 month and 1 year, fathers not present.  Maria's husband works and lives in another town and will occasionally bring food home.  Two children were in school the day they visited. Maria was very grateful for the visit and food supplies.

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family July 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR A FAMILY IN  MEMORY OF IRENE HAINES


Mariano and Christian are best buddies at Fundacion Pro Integration's Saturday get togethers. Both boys are deaf. Mariano is 11, and lives in a one room bamboo structure with his parents and four siblings. His father does manual labor when he can find work. Christian is also 11, and lives with his family in farm quarters, where his father works the fields and sells vegetables. Both families are assisted by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete with monthly food supplies.

The boys are pictured here with Irene Haines at last year's Christmas party at FPI. Dressed in their best, they were so excited to go into the festivities with Irene and perform a rock and roll number. They may not have heard the applause, but they got a standing ovation led by Irene! Boys like Mariano and Christian, and their families, are in need of Sponsors to continue the work of BVB.
Irene was one of the founders of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete. She was also an passionate advocate member of Fundacion Pro Integracion, and enjoyed relaxing with her friends at Boquete Knitters. Irene would be pleased and grateful to know that the Boquete community is still supporting the causes she worked so hard for.

 

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family June 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR CHICHI AND OTHER FAMILIES LIKE THIS


"Chi-Chi" is a 71 year old man with many medical problems. He depends on the intermittent $100 monthly governmental allotment for the elderly. Because of his age and medical condition, he is no longer able to work. His daughter and niece try to assist him when they can, although they too are very poor.

"Chi-Chi" has been allowed to stay on the farm where he formerly worked, and he lives in a zinc and wood one room shack that he built from scraps.  He hauls water; has no electricity, and cooks over an open wood fire.  Despite all of this, he is a cheerful man, and truly appreciates the food provided by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

 

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR CHICHI or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family May 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR MARTINA AND OTHER FAMILIES LIKE HERS


Martina is a 29 year-old mother. Her husband died three years ago leaving her as the sole provider for her three children. Abram, her two year old son suffers from Asthma.  Marial is eight years old. Israel, her nine year old boy is now the man of the house. Both of the older children help their mother in any way they can. Marial and Israel attend school regularly. Martina cannot work as she must care for her 2 year old asthmatic son. 

Martina and her children live without electricity and water in a shack made of zinc and bamboo in exchange for guarding the land from intruders.

Buenos Vecinos was informed by neighbors about Martina plight and her children’s dire need for food. Martina is very grateful to be assisted by BVB.

 

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR MARTINA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family April 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR OMAR AND OTHER FAMILIES LIKE HIS


Omar is a 57-year old man who has become ill in the last year requiring many hospitalizations and is no longer able to work. He has 3 sons, Kenny age 11, Carlo age 5, and David age 1. His wife is Evelyn, age 27, who has been caring for Omar and the young sons. They live in a small cement block house and receive some help from family. Kenny is learning English in school and enjoys practicing a bit when the BVB volunteers arrive to deliver food. Omar is grateful for the food to help his children and hopes to get well one day and return to work.

 

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR OMAR or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family March 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR ANA ELIZABETH AND OTHER FAMILIES LIKE HERS


Ana Elizabeth, 15, was born with cerebral paralysis and suffers from seizures. Here she is shown with her mother, Benita, and the youngest of her four brothers at the Fundacion Pro Integracion. The family lives in farm quarters near Los Naranjos, and the father is deceased. Ana goes to school at Josepha M. de Vasquez in Boquete where she takes Special Education classes. Ana's family receives food from Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, which helps their precarious finances, as well as addressing the children's nutritional needs.

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR ANA ELIZABETH or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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BVB Quarterly Newsletter February 2015

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete
Quarterly Newsletter, February 2015

Click to read the newsletter (pdf)

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Sponsor-a-Family January 2015

PLEASE SPONSOR VERONICA AND OTHER FAMILIES LIKE HERS


Veronica is the mother of two young children (Hafit aged 8 and Yaserit aged 4).  Her husband left the family when Veronica was pregnant with her little girl, but occasionally provides some food. The two children and their mother live in a tiny house where Veronica takes in sewing to make a little money. The boy, Hafit, attends school, and the family relies upon and appreciates the monthly food supplies provided by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

If you would like to sponsor this family, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR VERONICA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family December 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR ENCENIA AND OTHER FAMILIES LIKE HERS


Encenia is a member of Fundacion Pro Integracion where she has received medical assistance for her cleft lip. She lives with her family (mother Hermalinda, sister Yesenia, and brothers Rodney and Omar) in a one room farm quarters building with no electricity. Her father can get mostly seasonal farm work in his efforts to support his family.

The day this photo was taken, the children had their faces painted at a holiday party at FPI where each received a gift. They were happy and excited on such a fun day! Their mother, Hermalinda, is grateful for the food supplied to the family by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

If you would like to sponsor Encenia, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR ENCENIA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family November 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR JOSUETH AND OTHER FAMILIES LIKE HIS


Josueth M. is 13 years old, and was born with severe cerebral palsy; he requires constant and total care. He lives with his mother and a sister who attends school. Josueth's father left the family shortly after his disabled son was born, but occasionally provides minimal support.

Josueth's mother is unable to work as her son requires total care; the family lives in a very modest, cramped dwelling with relatives in the Boquete area. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete provides monthly food packages to this family, and the Fundacion Pro Integracion (The Handicapped Center) assists with the many medical transportation needs of this young man.

Our photo of Josueth was taken at the FPI Center, and we were humbled by his mother's stoic smile and obvious love for her special son.

If you would like to sponsor Josueth, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR JOSUETH or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family September 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR CELESTINO and other families like his

celestino

Meet Celestino, one of our clients! This wheelchair-bound 50 year man is shown with a thumbs-up and big smile with BVB food bags behind him at the Fundacion Pro Integracion.

Celestino suffered a motorcycle accident 10 years ago, and now is partially paralyzed, but that does not stop him from participating in the physical therapy sessions at FPI. He lives alone on a difficult road to traverse, and depends on FPI-funded transportation to get to the Saturday sessions. He has a sister and daughter who assist him the best they can. He does some at-home woodworking for a small income. He supervised the FPI's construction of a new building addition last year, and prides himself on being the repair man at FPI, where he has also hand-built many of the physical therapy items.

Celestino appreciates the monthly food provided by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, as well as the services provided by the Handicapped Foundation (FPI).  Together, both organizations have made this man's life more full and meaningful.

To assist Buenos Vecinos, please consider a financial donation to sponsor Celestino. In addition, his transportation expenses can be offset by a contribution to FPI. Contact Migdalia (Spanish only) at 6558-7233 or Rodny Moreno (English) at 6573-0141 or simply stop by FPI.

Thank you!

Louise Orr
Gail Cody
Co-Chairs, Buenos Vecinos de Boquete

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Sponsor-a-Family August 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR: LAURA'S FAMILY

laura aug 2014

Laura is 9 years old. She was born with lower leg deformities  and has not been to school because she has trouble walking. She is now receiving help from FPI (Foundation Pro Integration),has had a corrective surgery and will be receiving physical therapy.  She lives with her parents Manuel and Ercilia, brothers Anderson age 12, Reinaldo age 5, and sister Emilsa age 3.  They are living in a small country cabin with no electric, Manuel works on farms for $10 a day when work is available. Laura is a happy, bright child looking forward to school. Laura and her parents appreciate the food assistance from BVB and the support and help from FPI.

If you would like to sponsor Laura, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR LAURA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family July 2014

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program July 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR: JEAN MAICKOL'S FAMILY

jean mackiol

Jean Maickol Guerra, age 13, lives with his parents and sister in a basic dwelling in rural Boquete. Due to complications at birth, he is both physically and mentally handicapped, wheelchair-bound, and requires constant care. Jean's mother, Regina Lizondro (50) is his full time caregiver, although she tries to bring some income to the family by sewing for others in her home. Estaban Guerra (70) is unable to work, and struggles to assist his wife and children. Jean's lovely sister, Daniella, is 19 and attends college on a scholarship provided by Boquete's Rotary Club. Challenged by Jean's condition, Daniella is studying to become a physical therapist, and hopes to help her brother and others in need. She volunteers at the Fundacion Pro Integracion (Handicapped Center) to gain valuable experience in her chosen field.


If you would like to sponsor Jean Maickol, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR JEAN MAICKOL or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

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Sponsor-a-Family June 2014

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program June 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR: ROSA'S FAMILY

rosa family

Rosa is 41 years old and lives with her four children, Jeremia, Liset, Cristina and Kelinet who range in ages from five to eleven.  Rosa’s husband and the childrens’ father abandoned them about a year ago. The family’s living conditions are very poor.  They have no electricity nor running water; their water source is a stream which runs behind the house. The one-room shack consists of a zinc board exterior, no interior walls and a dirt floor.  Rosa attempts to a make a meager income selling Avon products and cleaning homes, but it’s difficult because the children are so young.  The family was so excited and happy when Buenos Vecinos arrived with food.  They put on their best clothes for the picture, and wanted to proudly include their school book bags in the photo.


If you would like to sponsor Rosa, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR ROSA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Coconut Foundation 2014

Mel and Bonnie Adams
Fundacion Dos Mariposas Azules
The Bridge Club
Boquete Bible Fellowship
Brian and Trish Christofferson
Dennis and Muriel Couroux
Laura Daniel
Ed and Sue Davis
Doreen Delong
Wayne Ducharme
Pat and Susan Farrell
Susan Frank
Dan and Deborah Frey
Harry and Nancy Halbert
Lois Hammond
Karen Hill
Anita and Charles Ivins
Mike and Rosa Moore
Susan Peterson
Coni Reeder
Burnette Sawyer
Tom and Beverly Stearns
Germaine and Richard Sturtz
Jane and Steve Wardlaw

 

Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family April 2014

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program April 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR: MARIELA'S FAMILY

MARIELA FAMILY

Mariela's husband died in March, 2014. Now she is alone with her five children: Abymila aged 12, Dioselina 11, Bertina 8, Maicol 6, and Magdiel aged 4. The youngest, Magdiel, suffers from intestinal problems.

Their single room concrete block house is in El Salto, part of an indigenous compound on a finca. The four oldest children go to school. Mariela works on the finca when possible; there is no other income or extended family support.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete has begun supplying food to Mariela and her family. They cook outdoors on a wood fire; there is no electricity. Of  particular importance to the younger children is the monthly supply of Klim, a powdered, nutritional milk product.  

If you would like to sponsor Mariela, and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated.

TO SPONSOR MARIELA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Coconut Foundation 2014

Coni Reeder
Burnette Sawyer
Brian and Trish Christofferson
Dan and Deborah Frey
Pat and Susan Farrell
Wayne Ducharme
The Bridge Club
Laura Daniels
Dennis and Muriel Couroux
Germaine and Richard Sturtz
Harry and Nancy Halbert
Doreen Delong
Mike and Rosa Moore
Jane Wardlaw
Mel and Bonnie Adams

 

Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family March 2014

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program March 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR: JUANA'S FAMILY

juana family

Juana is  48 years old and became a  widow when she was pregnant with the youngest of her 4 children.  Lorenis is 16, Emedita 8, Angela 6 and Alex 14. Juana is hearing impaired but works part time doing laundry in town 3 miles away. She also helps with  caring for her elderly father who deaf and has advanced Alzhiemers. They live in a small 2 room wooden house in the country. Alex and Lorenis do farm work when not in school to help out. They are a cheerful and loving family, greatly appreciating the "comida gringas" monthly visit.

TO SPONSOR JUANA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Coconut Foundation 2014

Dan and Deborah Frey

 

Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family January 2014

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program January 2014

PLEASE SPONSOR: DIANA'S FAMILY

diana

Diana lives with her three children (Milagros age 4, Joswel age 6 and Josthin age 11) in a small room at her in-law’s house in downtown Boquete. The children all sleep on a single mattress on the floor with their mother. The two older children attend school. Her husband does not live with the family, and inconsistently provides $120 a month for their support.

Diana has a speech impediment, in addition to blood and lung problems, which make it nearly impossible for her to find work. She is a recent recipient of the monthly food supplements provided by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete to impoverished individuals and families in the community. Despite her speech impediment, it is clear that she is most appreciative of the assistance. When the BVB representative who delivers food to the family also brought some modest Christmas gifts for the children last month, Diana had no words. She simply shed tears of gratitude.

TO SPONSOR DIANA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

Coconut Foundation 2014

Dan and Deborah Frey

 

Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family December 2013

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program December 2013

PLEASE SPONSOR: ELVIA'S FAMILY

elvia


Elvia is a 47year-old single mom of 4. She has been hospitalized several times by a physically abusive husband. She now lives in a small cement block house with Henso, Brallan, Maria and Juan in a destitute area. She has managed to find housekeeping work for $10 a week and receives some food from her employer. The children attend school. Elvia and her children are very grateful to get food assistance from Buenos Vecinos de Boquete!

TO SPONSOR ELVIA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.



THANK YOU TO OUR  2013 COCONUT FOUNDATION MEMBERS (to date)

Anonymous
George Apostle
The Bridge Club
Tom and Susie Brymer
Brian and Trish Christofferson
Laura Daniel
Ed and Sue Davis
Sylvette Day
Sally and Chris Dyer
Dirk and Louise DeJong
Patrice Ebel
Jim Eickoff
Pat and Susan Farrell
Barbara Higgins and Cam Dawes
Nancy and Harry Halbert
Randi Kaplan
Renny Kranich
Bill and Linda Lane
Jerry Loveless
Nevia and Harrison Mayers
Joe and Susan Penta
Penny Ripple
Dave and Erin Ross
In Memory of Mariellen Serracin
Bev and Tom Stearns
Germaine and Richard Sturtz
Dominic Tambutto
Mark and Ginny Velci
Jane Wardlaw
Mary Ellen Watts
Keith Woolford



Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help


Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family October 2013

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program October 2013

PLEASE SPONSOR: KARINA'S FAMILY

edita montenegro

Karina is a young mentally unstable woman who becomes aggressive when unmedicated. She requires constant supervision and lives with her mother, Edita, in a small rundown wood building in a cane field. Father puts in a rare appearance. They have few visitors because people have become afraid of Karina's outbursts. Karina and her mother look forward to BVB's monthly social visit and much needed food supply.

TO SPONSOR KARINA or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 COCONUT FOUNDATION MEMBERS (to date)

Anonymous
George Apostle
The Bridge Club
Tom and Susie Brymer
Brian and Trish Christofferson
Laura Daniel
Ed and Sue Davis
Sylvette Day
Sally and Chris Dyer
Dirk and Louise DeJong
Patrice Ebel
Jim Eickoff
Pat and Susan Farrell
Barbara Higgins and Cam Dawes
Nancy and Harry Halbert
Randi Kaplan
Renny Kranich
Bill and Linda Lane
Jerry Loveless
Nevia and Harrison Mayers
Joe and Susan Penta
Penny Ripple
Dave and Erin Ross
In Memory of Mariellen Serracin
Bev and Tom Stearns
Germaine and Richard Sturtz
Dominic Tambutto
Mark and Ginny Velci
Jane Wardlaw
Keith Woolford

Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family September 2013

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program September 2013

PLEASE SPONSOR: KAREN'S FAMILY

karen family

Karen, who is 19 years old, has severe Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheel chair. She needs total care by her mom, Genarina, who is diabetic. Grandmother Crecencia also lives with them. Crecencia receives the occasional $100 elderly support from the government which is their only income. Crecencia also tends a flock of chickens. A son with mental problems sometimes comes by to eat. They live down a washed out road with no bus service. Thanks to The Rotary Club of Boquete, this home now has an indoor bathroom and wheelchair access. This family really appreciates the support and the monthly social visit with their BVB representative!

TO SPONSOR KAREN or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 COCONUT FOUNDATION MEMBERS (to date)

Anonymous
George Apostle
The Bridge Club
Tom and Susie Brymer
Brian and Trish Christofferson
Laura Daniel
Ed and Sue Davis
Sylvette Day
Sally and Chris Dyer
Dirk and Louise DeJong
Jim Eickoff
Pat and Susan Farrell
Barbara Higgins and Cam Dawes
Nancy and Harry Halbert
Randi Kaplan
Renny Kranich
Bill and Linda Lane
Nevia and Harrison Mayers
Penny Ripple
Dave and Erin Ross
In Memory of Mariellen Serracin
Bev and Tom Stearns
Germaine and Richard Sturtz
Dominic Tambutto
Mark and Ginny Velci
Jane Wardlaw
Keith Woolford

Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family August 2013

PLEASE SUPPORT ABRAHAM'S FAMILY

abraham family
The family of Abraham live in Volcancito, and struggle to feed seven children.  Ranging in age from 13 to 2 years old, the children are always eager to help carry their monthly food parcels delivered by their Buenos Vecinos de Boquete representative. Sometimes it becomes a contest with the 9 year old twins to see who can lift the heavy bags of rice!

The oldest boy, 13, goes to school, where monthly expenses are $28. Daida was in school the day the photo was taken. Six year old Macario is mentally disabled and too small for his age. All the kids are cheerful; little Christina at age 2 is typically shy for that age, and stays close to her mother.

The father of this large family works at La Estancia near their humble home. Abraham is hard working, but makes a minimal wage. His employer pays for electricity and running water; Abraham buys gas tanks for the table top cooking burner.

When BVB was recently able to increase the amount of Klim (a nutritional powdered milk) in the monthly delivery, Abraham’s family was particularly pleased. You can imagine how important milk is to a child’s development. When the photo was taken, the only way we could entice the toddler to pose was when her father let her hold a can of Klim!

TO SPONSOR ABRAHAM or other families like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 COCONUT FOUNDATION MEMBERS (to date)

Anonymous
George Apostle
The Bridge Club
Tom and Susie Brymer
Brian and Trish Christofferson
Laura Daniel
Ed and Sue Davis
Sylvette Day
Sally and Chris Dyer
Dirk and Louise DeJong
Jim Eickoff
Pat and Susan Farrell
Barbara Higgins and Cam Dawes
Nancy and Harry Halbert
Renny Kranich
Bill and Linda Lane
Nevia and Harrison Mayers
Penny Ripple
Dave and Erin Ross
In Memory of Mariellen Serracin
Bev and Tom Stearns
Germaine and Richard Sturtz
Mark and Ginny Velci
Jane Wardlow
Keith Woolford


Learn more online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family July 2013

PLEASE SPONSOR: NUREILKA'S FAMILY

nureilka

Nureilka is 43 years old and suffered a high fever at age 3 that left her partially paralyzed on her left side. She requires assistance with mobility and self care. She lives with her 68 year old mom Enidina who cares for her.  Dad is deceased.  Mom does home sewing and mending, making $20- $30 a week. Nureilka loves to read, look at magazines, listen to the radio and is Chiriqui Baseballs greatest home fan. She can tell you every player and their stats!! This family looks forward to the food and appreciates the monthly visit from their BVB representative.

TO SPONSOR NUREILKA or others like her:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.  Learn more online: www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Bamboo Beauty Spa Supports Buenos Vecinos de Boquete

gladys and louiseOne of Boquete’s favorite certified beauticians, Gladys Morales of Bamboo Beauty Spa at the Fundadores Hotel, will continue to donate 25 cents of every haircut for men or women in July to benefit our local food charity, Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

Gladys operates a lovely small spa at the Fundadores Hotel, with hair care, massage, facials, pedicures and manicures. She has many satisfied customers, and is most kind to make this donation for both new and repeat customers of her salon.

Appointments can be made at 6531-0326.

Be sure to thank Gladys for supporting Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, and thank you for supporting a local Panamanian businesswoman and our charity!

Louise Orr
Chairwoman, Buenos Vecinos de Boquete



Website: www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa
Email Louise Orr:  info@buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa

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Sponsor-a-Family June 2013

PLEASE SPONSOR: FELIPE

felipe family


Felipe (in yellow t-shirt) is a happy, loving 6-year-old with Downs Syndrome. He lives with mom Luisa age 47, dad Emiliano age 48, brothers Eliceo age 13, Ezequil age 10 who has severe epilepsy and is unable to attend school, and Juan Pablo age 3. Felipe and Ezequil require full time care from Mom. Dad is seeking work as a gardener / security man in Boquete and currently earns approximately $100 a month.

TO SPONSOR FELIPE or others like him:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.  Learn more online: www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa


Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Bamboo Spa Supports Buenos Vecinos de Boquete!

gladys moralesSpecial Promotion at Bamboo Beauty Spa to benefit Buenos Vecinos de Boquete!


One of Boquete’s favorite certified beauticians, Gladys Morales of Bamboo Beauty Spa at the Fundadores Hotel, will donate 25 cents of every haircut for men or women in June to benefit our local food charity, Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

Gladys operates a lovely small spa at the Fundadores Hotel, with hair care, massage, facials, pedicures and manicures. She has many satisfied customers, and is most kind to make this donation for both new and repeat customers of her salon.

Appointments can be made at 6531-0326.

Be sure to thank Gladys for supporting Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, and thank you for supporting a local Panamanian businesswoman and our charity!


Louise Orr
Chairwoman, Buenos Vecinos de Boquete

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Sponsor-a-Family May 2013

PLEASE SPONSOR: THE GUERRA FAMILY

guerra family

Mom and Dad are raising four little boys ages two to nine. The second youngest has juvenile arthritis and sometimes experiences severe joint pain. His parents take him for medication to Central de Salud (The Health Center) in nearby Potrerillos. Dad works as a day laborer for $8 a day, but the work is often sporadic and inconsistent. The assistance from Buenos Vecinos de Boquete to help nourish this family of six is eagerly anticipated each month.

TO SPONSOR THE GUERRA FAMILY or a family like this:

DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa/how-you-can-help
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.  Learn more online: www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family April 2013

PLEASE SPONSOR: LAURA

laura family

Laura, a widow in her 50’s, suffers from cancer, but manages to provide full time care for her developmentally disabled 28-year-old daughter. Laura is too young to receive the government’s assistance for the elderly, a $100 a month stipend. Not only do they appreciate the supplemental food assistance from Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, they look forward to the monthly visit and fun interaction with their BVB representative.

TO SPONSOR LAURA or a family like this:

DONATE ONLINE:
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements.


When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity.  Learn more online: www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Sponsor-a-Family March 2013

BUENOS VECINOS DE BOQUETE Sponsor-a-Family Program

PLEASE SPONSOR: AIDA

aida family

Aida lives alone with her grandchildren, a boy nine years old and a girl eleven. Aida’s daughter died several years ago, but there is no financial assistance to help pay the cost of raising them. Although she is in her late sixties, Aida is still too young to receive the government allotment of $100 a month. She also cares for other grandchildren and great grandchildren during the day. As Aida says, ”I have bastante niños (enough children) at my house!” Aida certainly appreciates the monthly food support she receives from Buenos Vecinos de Boquete.

TO SPONSOR AIDA:

DONATE ONLINE
We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.

IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr for arrangements.

When you make that important decision to sponsor-a-family, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. Your contribution of $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte) goes a long way.

Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money.

When you sponsor-a-family for a year ($360), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity. Learn more online: www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com.pa

Thanks for being a Good Neighbor!

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Bid4Boquete Fundraiser 2013

The funds raised by Bid4Boquete are critical to the support and development of local charity groups.

b4brecipients

Before the Auction on Saturday Night, the representatives of the 4 charities that do so much for the community were congratulated and applauded.

from left to right: Alicia McGuigan, Co-Chairwoman of Amigos de Animales, which conducts monthly spay and neuter clinics for animals; Louise Orr, Chairwoman of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, which helps feed elderly and handicapped members of our community; Susan Peterson, Chairwoman of Fundacion pro Integracion, which serves handicapped members of the community; Howard Hiil, President of the Rotary Club, which assists in the educational and medical needs of the community; Mark Heyer, Master of Ceremonies, Bid 4 Boquete Live Auction.

See more photos.

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Buenos Vecinos de Boquete featured in Chirqui Chatter

Don Ray of Chiriqui Chatter fame and the US Embassy Warden for David, joined one of our delivery teams for a first hand look at the hunger issue in Boquete.

Read about his experience: http://www.chiriquichatter.net/blog/2013/02/03/buenos-vecinos-de-boquete/

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