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September, 2008:

Hurricanes Damage Matènwa – Destroy Homes, Devastate Food Supply

Dear Friends of Matènwa:

The good news is that no one has died. The painful reality is that the people of Matènwa are going hungry. The few crops they had left have been washed away. 39  of the poorest families homes were severely damaged, walls fallen and washed away.  Abner fears some children will die without food aid.

The Matènwa Community Learning Center has the infrastructure to cook hot meals for these families in need and to help repair homes. If you can work with us to provide the financial support.

Food is always a challenge in Matènwa.  The meal we serve students at school is often the only meal they eat that day.  The situation today is even more dire.

Please give generously.  Make a one-time gift for hurricane relief.  Or sign-up for monthly support of the Breakfast meal.  Or, better yet, do both.  Please act now.

  • On-line at Beyond Borders – In order to direct your donation to Matènwa scroll to: Please let us know where to direct your gift and click on Matènwa learning Ctr (school) or  Matènwa Learn Ctr (Breakfast).
  • By mail to:  Beyond Borders/MCLC , Box 2132, Norristown, PA 19404.  Your check should be made to:  "Beyond Borders/MCLC"

Thank you for your generosity at this time of exceptional need.

Christine W. Low
Abner Sauveur
Co-Directors, MCLC