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April 9, 2013.
Dear Supporters of Las Vidas Mejoradas,
Happy Spring! We hope this latest update finds you all happy, healthy and ready for the time of year we all look forward to. It’s time again to let you know [...]

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March 7, 2013
We’re delighted to announce our grant recipients for 2013!
First, an explanation about how we are approaching our mission and work. Over the last few years, due in a large degree to economic constraints, we at LVM made the decision to invite grant proposals from like-minded, small, registered non-profits so to work [...]

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It’s time for a fundraiser!
Happy spring to all!
We at LVM are gearing up for our fundraiser, June 11, 2012. It’ll be at Ninkasi Brewery, 272 Van Buren St, Eugene, Oregon from 5-9 PM. All day long, Ninkasi will donate 25% of all pint sales to LVM and beginning at 5 and [...]

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LVM Grant Recipients 2012
Dear Supporters of Las Vidas Mejoradas,
We at LVM are happy to announce our grant recipients. Our decision was reached after much deliberation. It was important to us to select a project that not only reflected our mission but also affected the greatest number of people, and that our grant go to [...]

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LVM is proud to announce it’s grant recipients!
We at Las Vidas Mejoradas want to thank all of the non-profits who submitted a total of eight proposals for review and possible collaboration. We were struck by the fact that there is no shortage of good work to do, or conscientious, caring nonprofits and people behind [...]

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2011 Update to Our Supporters
December 20, 2011
Dear Supporters,
2011 has been a year of completion and new beginnings for Las Vidas Mejoradas. We want to take time now to thank you for your support, both financially and through advice and encouragement, as well as to update you on the happenings in 2011 and anticipated work [...]

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501(c)-3 Federal Tax Exempt Status Attained!

Hello All,
On September 12, 2011 we received notice from the IRS that our application for tax exempt status was approved! What that means for our donors is that any donations made to Las Vidas Mejoradas in the previous two years (from April 2009 to present) can be applied [...]

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Form 1023 is in!
This week Steve sent off a completed 1023 application to the IRS to apply for our formal 501(c)3 federal tax exempt status! Kudos to Steve, Ellen, David, and Laurie. Thanks to all for their time, work, and talents. We will keep you posted!

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…Bioferia…Ollanta…new directions
Hi everybody!
One more update here for you. We wrapped everything up in Mandorani on the 15th. Laurie and our friend Luisa went out and did the last two family interviews. A few words about Luisa – she is a Peruvian who contacted us on Facebook while she was getting [...]

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Mandorani 2009 Stove Project Follow-up Two Years Out

Hi everybody,
Time for our first LVM update from Mandorani! We´re very happy to report that the project seems to have been successful even beyond what we had hoped for. At this point we have visited all but two of the houses that have [...]

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