Out of the ashes...
In 2010 a massive flood on the Rio Grande River devastated a community on the US and Mexico border known as "the Colonia". The organization Strategic Alliance provided tons of rice, beans and supplies during this time.
The greatest need however wasn't food. It was education. The families surrounding the Colonia survive by scavenging the central dump, yards from their homes. Most children could not attend school without assistance. A San Antonio church saw the need and stepped in.
A week before classes began 405 children were sponsored. All school and test fees were paid; school supplies, backpacks, new shoes, new uniforms, socks and underwear were provided. Escuela Viva (School Alive) was born! Today, through generous individuals and organizations, over 800 children are part of this program.