You can sponsor a teacher by committing to a monthly donation of $100 or share the sponsorship of the teacher with another family or individual by committing to a donation of $50 a month.*
To make an impact in the life of a teacher or staff member at one of the schools in La Limonada through sponsorship:
- Go to the Sponsor A Teacher page
- Choose a teacher or staff member by clicking on his or her photo
- Select “Sponsor Now” and commit to a monthly donation of $50, $100 or more
The teachers sacrifice each day in an effort to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that grips the La Limonada community. Sponsoring a teacher is an incredible way to build a meaningful relationship with them through your support, encouragement and prayers as they invest their lives in the children of La Limonada.
*It is our goal to secure sponsorship of all the children and teachers in order to provide a fair wage for all the teachers and workers at the schools.
Yoli is a single mother to three girls, and has raised a boy as her own since he was three months old. When she first met Tita 11 years ago, Yoli was working at a pizzeria near La Limonada. A woman who lived next door to the pizzeria started taking Yoli's three daughters to a church in La Limonada that Tita had started. Soon after, Yoli began attending as well, at a point in her life when she was overwhelmed with personal problems.
Maintaining dependable employment was a challenge for Yoli, yet she felt that she should leave her job at the pizzeria to volunteer with Tita in La Limonada. Her self esteem was extremely low when she first got involved. She began having regular meetings with one of the psychologists at the school and has since been able to rise above the unhealthy thoughts and feelings towards herself. She began to envision herself working with the children at the school, and this aided in the healing that she needed. Yoli began working as a teacher in the schools. Many people find it hard to have a sense of fulfillment in their work, but Yoli finds great satisfaction in what she does.
Her three daughters also attended the schools, and were all scholarship recipients. Having her children with her at the schools was particularly special to Yoli, since she could pour out her energy, not only into the other children, but her own as well. They have all encountered God in their lives through the love and dedication of the teachers at the school.
Yoli says she has witnessed such a change in the children who attend the schools. They’ve learned the difference between right and wrong, they’ve learned gratefulness, and they’ve learned what life off of the streets can be like. The schools are a refuge for many of these children, the teachers and staff are often caretakers for them. They’ve learned that the schools are a place where they can learn a new way of life and be themselves, a lesson that is priceless for many small hearts and minds that struggle against the hardships of life in La Limonada. Yoli believes that the schools are a place to grab the children before the streets do, a place where they can learn how to live an upright life.