Together we CAN change the future of a generation. In 2010 there was a flood on the Rio Grande River. 650 homes built by Strategic Alliance were flooded and for two months the water stayed inside the homes. Families were forced to live on a levee as they waited for the water to recede. Strategic Alliance provided tons of rice, beans and supplies during this time. The greatest need however was that many of the children would not be able to attend school without assistance. A pastor from San Antonio saw the need and encouraged his church to help. A week before classes began 405 children were sponsored. All school fees and test fees were paid. School supplies, backpacks, new shoes, new uniforms, socks and underwear were provided. Escuela Viva (School Alive) was born! Today hundreds of children have sponsors and are part of the program. For the past few years, drug cartels have competed to control the territory around Reynosa. Children as young as eight years old are being recruited to become soldiers in the cartel. The temptation is great because the parents cannot afford to send their children to school. You have the opportunity to change the destiny of a child. We have learned to look for needs. Together we can fill them with genuine love. Your sponsorship need not be huge to make a tremendous difference in the life of a child. Just a few dollars a day can provide resources to educate, counsel and influence these youth in a positive way. With your donations and sponsorship ESCUELA VIVA, a ministry of Strategic Alliance, can provide a way for children to rise above a life of rummaging through the trash to attain the necessities to live.
The children are so grateful to their sponsoring families. Often they write a letter to keep you informed of the difference your sponsorship is making in their lives. Your help is a powerful blend of heart and action. Today you have the privilege to sponsor a child. You also can have the honor of hugging them as Reynosa, Mexico is close. That will change your life!