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We've raised £70 for the Oven Appeal in our event Day of the Dead, hope this money will help to reach the goal quicker LatAm Soc Leicester
Donation by Andrea Hurtado de Mendoza £70.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid
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Donation by Edward Baker £10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
Why your donation matters
EQUIPMENT FOR A TRAINING SCHOOL, MEXICO.
The school urgently needs an industrial oven (£1400) for bakery classes to replace an old cooker which is now too dangerous to use. The training school is also appealing for a washing machine (£300).
In 2011 the LATA Foundation provided 12 sewing machines for the sewing school which now has 78 students. There are 50 students on the bakery course, 51 studying to become hairdressers and 47 people learning beauty treatments. These courses are designed so that even after a few months students can begin to generate an income for themselves.
We are grateful to the Mexico Tourism Board for their donation of £604 towards equipment. http://www.latafoundation.org/projects/sewing-school-in-mexico/
Case study: donations in action
TRAINING SCHOOL IN MEXICO - Maria del Carmen lives with her husband in a rented house in Puerto Vallarta. Her husband earns a meagre living by collecting empty drinks cans and aluminium items for recycling – he gets paid 17 pesos a kilo (about 94p to you and me).
After three months on the course Maria del Carmen had already learnt how to make household items such as napkins, covers for toasters and liquidizers and table cloths. She sells these in local markets. She has been particularly successful in the tourist markets and can take sometimes take home 300 pesos a day (£16.00) which is making a very big difference to the family income.
At present Maria del Carmen borrows a sewing machine from a friend and she sometimes stays on after class to complete the pieces she is making. She tells us that she is saving up for her own sewing machine and in the future she'd like to open a shop with some of her classmates. http://www.latafoundation.org/projects/sewing-school-in-mexico/