“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
This nutritional program feeds up to 120 students each day in the Casa para Niños del Pacífico in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
We all know hungry kids can’t learn and these kids are the cream of the crop with fantastic grades. They come from low-income families who earn less than $250 USD per month.
All of the kids have a B or better grade point average, but with this nutrition program, we are seeing the grade point average soar! We have a lot of A students now!
We started a scholarship program for each child at the school where they receive 500 pesos per month for whatever they might need.
The Rice and Beans Program began at Primaria Octavio Paz in 2011. While visiting the school and their newly formed lunch program Carol asked how the program was working out. The response was not well. Carol asked what was needed and the answer was Rice and Beans and so the program began.
The goal was to provide a hand up not a hand out so after a year the program moved to Primaria Vista Mar where we had just built a new school with a great new kitchen.
The third year Carol discovered Casa Para Niños del Pacífica. It was the perfect fit. All the children were from low income families and had 8.5 or above grade point averages *out of 10. The program is permanently located there now and has grown from providing rice and beans to everything they needed to provide more than 30,000 nutritious meals a year to school shoes, clothes, backpacks and school supplies.
Currently every child who attend or who did attend and is still in school is matched up with a sponsor who provides encouragement and a monthly allowance to help with transportation and school expenses. The project is Carol’s pride and joy!
Rice and Beans Raffle!
Feeding 102 bright young impoverished scholars a total of 35,000 meals per year.
Tickets are $50 which you can pay through Paypal.
Carol will send you your ticket number once she receives confirmation of payment.
150 tickets in total will be issued and the draw will be held when all tickets are gone. Don’t wait too long they go fast. Last year in 4 days!
Raffle Prizes and Winners
First Prize – One week all inclusive at Pacifica Resort in Ixtapa in a Junior suite and $5000 pesos Value 2450 USD. Carol Marchant of Zihuatanejo and Alaska
Second Prize – One week all inclusive at Pacifica Resort in Ixtapa in a Junior Suite and $5000 pesos Value 2450 USD. Jean Ann Whiting of Port Alberni, BC Canada
Third Prize – One week in Oceanfront Xiguacan condo in La Madera value 3500 USD. Lynda and Fred Ewert of Victoria, BC Canada
Fourth Prize – Oceanfront condo at Las Palmas on Playa Blanca value 3500 USD. Bob and Connie Anderson of Port Alberni, B.C. Canada
Fifth Prize – One bedroom casita at The Casitas on La Ropa value 1000 USD. Ruth Wilson Anderson of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, USA
Sixth Prize – One bedroom casita at The Casitas on La Ropa value 1000 USD. Dave and Jaquie Cattanach of Zihuatanejo and White Rock, BC, Canada.
Seventh Prize – 3 nights at Manzanillo Bay in Troncones Priceless! Dennis and Penny Olsen of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Canada
Eighth Prize – Flamingo Golf Condo in Ixtapa. No value listed. Robyn Gunther of Rosarito, Mexico
Ninth Prize – To be announced. Susan and Gene Perry of Houston, Texas, USA
As always 100% of the funds go to the kids, your tax receipts will be issued when you make your donation to porlosninos.com and Carol’s Rice and Beans program. Increments of $50.00.