An Update on Your Gift for a New Kitchen and Dining Room

September 30, 2020

Your Compassion at Work

Thanks to your generosity, Christian Brothers Moving & Storage, Emaus Fuente de Vida Child Development Center is able to renovate their church building to better suit the needs of children. When Las Asambleas de Dios de Bolivia Emaus Fuente de Vida opened its child development center in July 2018, community members were thrilled as this was the first program of its kind in the neighborhood. Center staff report that since beginning programming, they learned around 81% of beneficiaries did not have adequate kitchens or proper nutrition at home. Additionally, the church building does not currently have the space to prepare nutritious food in a timely manor for beneficiaries. Your gift will provide Emaus Fuente de Vida Child Development Center with a kitchen suitable to prepare nutritious food, a dining area large enough to seat 240 children, and education for beneficiaries on the importance of eating a proper diet.

Recent Progress
  • The church formed a committee in November 2019 to begin the bidding process and select a contractor for construction.
  • A contractor was selected and construction began in March 2020.
  • The construction team installed bases for column support beams and laid brick for the external walls and interior room dividers.
Next Steps
  • The project management committee will meet to budget for more construction materials.
  • The construction team will finish the brick walls, install plumbing, furnish the kitchen and dining space, and hold a nutrition workshop for families.

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