Latin America, South America and Caribbean
From Nicaragua to Mexico, Guatemala to Haiti, your contributions are enabling the MoneyGram Foundation to make a significant impact. To-date, the foundation has provided more than 13 grants totaling $467,513, and benefiting 26,107 children through the provision of 450 laptops, 160 teacher trainings, a new school, and 10,825 books to these regions.
In 2014, the foundation provided $29,200 to fund library renovations in Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines and Grenada with Hands Across the Sea. The grant benefits 2,652 children at the selected schools, which are in either a rural village or in an underserved community on one of the seven islands.
The foundation awarded $75,000 to One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) in 2015 for a technology project in Bogotá, Colombia, where only 62 percent of students who enter primary schools finish sixth grade. The project supplied 150 laptops and computer programming and robotics technology kits to children in five underprivileged public schools, benefiting 1,250 students. Each project was taught by a university student as a part of their professional practicum, and the end results were presented at the Creatic Science Fair at Universidad Minuto de Dios.
The foundation supplied $17,280 toward academic programs for underprivileged children through TECHO in 2014, impacting 600 children.
El Salvador and Haiti
The Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF) distributes educational and medical supplies, and also offers Proyecto PaÍs, a program to help more than 8,000 children stay in school, on track, and away from violence. In 2014, the foundation awarded a $44,990 grant to provide English language courses to Proyecto PaÍs participants through in-country sister organization FUSAL, benefiting 700 children.