The Acuerdo San Gervasio (ASG) grant program is a collaboration between local government and private sector businesses to support innovative programs that benefit the community. Although non-profit organizations like NUAFA received the first part of their grant awards in 2009, the local government ran short of funds so was not able to provide the balance of the grants these organizations were counting on receiving. NUAFA does not have any ongoing source of funding to pay rent so this has been real struggle in recent months.
WHEW . . . this good news came “just in time”! Rent is due in two days and NUAFA didn’t have funds to cover the rent. Eloisa tells me I worry too much . . . maybe I do! Living one day (or moment) at a time is key to surviving here on the island. –Karen