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Aidan R Rooney, C.M.By Aidan R Rooney, C.M.
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Aidan R Rooney, C.M.By Aidan R Rooney, C.M.
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$1,059
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
16
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 6 2014 4:58 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Church building is the center of parish life all over the world. We've embarked on the restoration/re-fit of the buildings in our church complex here in Mocomoco, Bolivia. The church is a 16th century adobe and stone construction. Originally a thatched roof, it was replaced with metal after a fire in the 1960s.

We're Vincentians, so we start with the poor and their needs. We've developed lots of programming. Last year, we changed all the electric in the child care center. This past March we refitted the kitchen in the catechist center. Now, we've started fundraising to repair and restore the church. It's not an ambitious budget from the US standpoint, but for us it's a mountain! The budget for a two year project (outside 2014, inside 2015) is just under $10,000.

We had a fundraiser in La Paz (cooking and selling food) and raised $3,513.12!

Conservatively estimating next year's fundraiser (about $1,000), that leaves us $5,500 from our fundraising needs for the whole project. $3,350 of that is a "this year" need. Thank you in advance!

Risks and challenges

There's a lot of adobe damage, and the state of the gutters and leaders is poor. The roof is good, but needs painting (it's galvanized metal). The adobe can be patched and then whitewashed in the traditional manner. We have a plan in place to continue to whitewash every year to sustain the covering, and a ten year plan for one-coat roof paintings. And, most importantly, the people here are committed to seeing this through!

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    We'll add your name to our prayer list and your intentions will be included in our Christmas Masses!

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    We'll pray for you and send you a handmade Christmas Card that you can keep as a memento! They're made by our catechism students from locally made aguayo fabric!!

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    We'll pray, send a Christmas Card, and you can have an eye-opening Skype conversation with me or one of the staff of our parish! (I'll assist with translation if necessary.)

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    We'll pray, send a Christmas Card and handmade chullu (traditional Aymara hat) from alpacas of Mocomoco! (see image at http://goo.gl/Auq8uD )

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    All the previous rewards, PLUS an invitation to our 'thank you" event in Philadelphia in January of 2016. You'll meet some great people supporting us in a variety of ways!

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