Santa Maria Education Fund

Registered Charity Number 1105031

Total raised
£3609.00 + £638.50 Gift Aid = £4247.50
+ £0.00 Gift Aid
+ £638.50 Gift Aid

About Santa Maria Education Fund

Paraguay is the poorest country in South America, and the country regions are where the most need is found. Most young people can manage to complete their secondary schooling nowadays, but it is a struggle to get further education. For this reason the Santa Maria Education Fund was founded by Margaret Hebblethwaite in 2001 to offer educational opportunities to the poor, especially but not exclusively in formal education at tertiary level. Although we have some children’s programmes, the major part of our work is with teenagers and young adults, supporting the local Institute of Tertiary Education (pictured above), and giving a number of scholarships to enable university studies in subjects including Law and Medicine. For more information please see our website at

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