So far in 2010, Ninos Incapacitados has assisted 153 children and young people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, diabetes cancer and birth defects.
In addition to paying for wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, eyeglasses and other medical equipment, the organization pays for medications, x-rays and diagnostic tests which are not covered by the family’s insurance.
In 2009 they were able to help 220 children and 2008 they helped 229 children.
On their web site: www.programaninos.org they profile a recent Child-of-the-Month. You can click on this photo to see a detailed bio of this young person and get a better idea of what this group is accomplishing.
On the right hand of the web site are links to previous Children-of-the-Month detailing some of the problems the children have encountered and how this group has been able to help them.
Ninos Incapacitados is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that has been helping kids in the Lake Chapala Area (40 minutes south of Guadalajara) for over 18 years.
They are audited annually by the state of Jalisco’s directorate of charities. (IJAS)
Over 95% of their income is spent directly on helping needy children and less than 5% is spent on fundraising and administrative expenses.
They have many fund raising events over the year and they received 30,000.00 pesos from this year’s highly successful Chili Cook Off of 2010 in February.
The web site also tells you about the various fund raising events and the money made as these well organized functions.
Visit their web site to find out more information and how you can help.
Official tax receipts are available for your donations.
There are many worthwhile charities in Ajijic, Lake Chapala and Ninos Incapacitados was the favorite charity of our dear friend and founder of La Nueva Posada in Ajijic, Morley Eager, until he passed away in 1991.
Although I am sure Morley is missed by almost all of Ajijic including Ninos Incapacitados, it is encouraging to see the extensive list of Recent Donors (also on the web site) who have stepped in to continue to help the children.