Issue 1, Vol. 1 October 2010
President's Message
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On behalf of the children of La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic, I'd like to THANK YOU for your support of Project Mañana.

I cannot believe that today is finally here. After years of planning, praying, and dreaming...Project Mañana is now a reality. With our collective efforts, talents, and dedication, I believe that -- while we may not change the entire world – we WILL change many individual worlds.

Project Mañana was created as a tool for people who desire to help better the lives of impoverished children, their families, and communities. It's simple...just a group of ordinary people, working together today to achieve extraordinary results tomorrow.

Working Together Today For A Better Tomorrow™


Brian Berman, Founder & President

Project Update
Construction is scheduled to begin next month to covert (and renovate) one of the school's bathrooms into a kitchen. The kitchen will service the school and nutrition program (called Project Comida, meaning 'Food'); and offer a new stove, sink, and refrigerator. There will also be a pantry for food storage.

This project is the first in a series of planned renovations for the school. As funding allows, our goal is to create a true oasis for the students, teachers, and community.

Meet Juan D'Leon
Today, Juan D'Leon is Project Mañana's school administrator. Together, with his wife Karol and their two daughters, Juan is a beacon of light for the severely impoverished community of La Yaguita de Pastor.

Juan has been working as a pastor since he was just 17 years old. He started his first church in a mountain community called Tinajita. In 2000, he was invited to preach in the country of Honduras -- where he says God began preparing him for ministry like he had never experienced before.

While in Honduras Juan help develop a church located in a small mountain village called El Merendó del Departamento de Cortes . The church grew from 15 members to 18 within a short time, so Juan decided to help plant another church in a nearby village called san Antonio de Perú. Soon thereafter, he planted a third church in a mountain village called La Unión. Each day that passed and each church that Juan developed helped him grown in his faith and understanding of how to run a church.

From a young age, Juan’s father, Juan León, taught his children about the Lord and was a pastor for more than 30 years at a church called Temple Fires, located in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Juan studied at the Bible Institute, which was started by a missionary named Bill, and is located in the city of San Pedro, Honduras. While there, Juan feel in love with a lady named Karol.

Read Juan D'Leon's Full Story

Project Niños - Child Highlight
Meet Kelsy Palanco Cerda -- a precious 4-year-old little girl attending preschool at Project Mañana's Private School.

Kelsy, like many of the children from La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic has spent her whole life in poverty. Often she goes to bed without the necessary nutrients for her developing body. Her small, run-down home is over-crowded with her family and, as one of the youngest children, she is often overlooked.

There is good news! Kelsy is enrolled at the Project Mañana Private School, where she is guaranteed a private education and a nutritious meal, 5 days per week.

Additionally, Kelsy has been partnered-up with an adult mentor to help guide her through everyday situations, questions, hopes, dreams, and fears.

Kelsy is in desperate need of a sponsor and she would love it to be YOU!

Please visit Project Mañana's website to read more about Kelsy and the other children in desperate need of sponsorship. You can easily sponsor a child online, by fax, or by mail.

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 Project Mañana Needs Your Help!
Project Mañana is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and guidance.

We achieve our goals through charitable donations and child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and nutrition.
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