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New Campaign!

April 02, 2018

VRI has started a new fundraising campaign! We are raising money for a legal scholarship fund for the youth of the Wargandi Comarca. Ultimately, it is the Kuna themselves who are best equipped to understand their own needs and to advocate effectively on behalf of their community. Education is one of the most effective and efficient tools for promoting development. Many of the youth are eager to continue with their educations, but are held back by extreme poverty, cultural barriers, and geographic isolation. To begin with, this fund will allow one deserving youth to pursue legal studies at the national university. While a few members of the three Wargandi communities have managed to gain some university level education, this initiative hopes to allow the first community member ever to start and finish their university legal degree. We are at the early stages of this initiative, but will keep you posted on how you can help.

VRI now has 501(c)(3) status!

February 07, 2015

VRI was granted federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status in October of 2014. This allows donors to deduct their donations from their taxable income. It also means that VRI does not have to pay federal income taxes! IRS ...

VRI has filed for 501(c)(3) status!

September 25, 2014

VRI is excited to announce that it has submitted its application for IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status! Once VRI is approved, all donations will be tax-deductible retroactively to the date of incorporation which was exactly one year ago.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming fundraising effort as we look to ...

See Your Gift Doubled

June 04, 2012

Great news! A very generous donor and partner of VRI has agreed to match up to half of the $3500 dollars needed for the small business loan to Teobaldo! That's right, they will match all donations up to $1750 dollars!

However, the offer only stands until July 4th. Show your patriotism and good old ...

First Donation Opportunity

June 04, 2012

Please help us raise $3500 to support Teobaldo and the village of Morti!

To understand why VRI has chosen to support Teobaldo, see here.

To give, click here!

We appreciate your support. On behalf of Teobaldo and the ...

Logo Contest!

May 24, 2012

VRI is looking for a logo!

If you're a graphic designer, artist, or just interested in giving it a shot, submit your design. The winner's logo will be displayed on the website and used in promotional papers.

Contact us for more information.