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Help us saving the day-care centre "Pasos Pequeñitos" in Honduras!

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The day-care centre 'Pasos Pequeñitos' in Honduras offers young single mothers care for their children and enables them to finish their formation. We - the 'goethe kidz4kidz' - ask for your help to prevent the close-down of 'Pasos Pequeñitos'!

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The day-care centre 'Pasos Pequeñitos' in Honduras offers young single mothers care for their children and enables them to finish their formation. We - the 'goethe kidz4kidz' - ask for your help to prevent the close-down of 'Pasos Pequeñitos'!

In 2005, German medical doctor Vera Dinkelacker founded the day-care centre 'Pasos Pequeñitos' in Tegucigalpa - that's the capital of Honduras in Central America. 'Pasos Pequeñitos' means 'Little Steps'.

During her voluntary year for the children's charity 'nuestros pequeños hermanos' (nph) Vera had got to know the difficult situation of young single mothers, who aren't able to afford a child care. Together with friends she established 'Pasos Pequeñitos' in order that the young women finish their formation and can feed their family relying on their own strength. 'nph honduras' was quite fond of the project, adopted it and paid the expenses for some years.
Unfortunately, in the past few years prices have risen in Honduras so much that the children's charity couldn't bear the funding anymore. Therefore, 'Pasos Pequeñitos' would have been closed at the end of 2012.

We, Ricarda (15), Sofia (15) and Kristin (12), heard about this and founded the pupils' initiative 'goethe kidz4kidz' spontaneously. At school events and in the pedestrian area we raised money. Additionally, we wrote letters to 100 companies in our hometown Karlsruhe and asked for donations. That brought about 5,400 €. Vera and a group of former volunteers alike the office of nph in Austria attracted many project sponsors. That way, we could save 'Pasos Pequeñitos' together!

However, there aren't enough sponsorships yet to cover the expenses. Therefore, we asked companies again for donations before Christmas 2013.With the support of our principal Dr. Aichelin and many teachers, we could furthermore inspire fourteen classes of the Goethe-Gymnasium in Karlsruhe to take on a class sponsorship (see www.k4k.de.rs). That's really great and we're very proud of our schoolmates; but with these some 5,000€ coming from our initiative 'goethe kidz4kidz' and the contributions of the sponsorships gained until now, expenses of 2014 can't be covered yet. There are still missing about 3,600€. Please help - together we will make it!

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