Building Conuma House
The Bolivia Orphanage is home to many children of truly horrific backgrounds and experiences. When Mark Bartkoski and Ken McKoy, two of Conuma's Founders heard the story of Project 14 Global Missions, they couldn't wait to spread the word! As part of Conuma's “Pay it Forward” program, the generous donations of our employees, alongside that of the company have paved the way for the building of "Conuma House" (shown in the photo above), as a significant expansion of the facilities for the kids.
Taking things one step further, 44 employees sought to Pay It Forward by taking up the opportunity to travel to Bolivia to share “Conuma Support” with the 73 children currently under care at the orphanage that they had been generously donating to throughout the year. Leaving life-long memories the group helped with construction projects, life skills sharing, confidence building, and “loving the kids”. The project was a wonderful blessing to 73 underprivileged children; that we’re now proud to call “Our Kids”. In supporting “Our Kids”, Conuma ran an additional fund-raising campaign in the run up to the event to raise enough money to buy each of the children a gift bag. With an incredible response from employees and generous members of the local community donating through a form on our website, each of the 73 children were given a pair of shoes, clothing, a backpack and a soccer ball or doll.
We’d like to truly thank each and everyone one of you that have contributed to this project. With your help and support, Conuma has been able to provide that much more to those that need our help the most.