Project Managers: Chrispin Seaman
Since 1995 Proyecto Refugio, A.C. (PRAC) has been dedicating its resources of time, manpower and finances to mitigate the suffering of those trapped in extreme poverty in the Guadalajara, Jalisco area. PRAC headquarters in a community center in El Salto, Jalisco—a state with a population of 7 million inhabitants, where poverty rates have seen a sharp increase in recent years. Additionally, almost 4 out of every 10 residents in Jalisco do not have access to adequate healthcare.
PRAC’s daily programs seek to address the acute needs in basic nutrition and healthcare for low-income families. Other services assist in achieving the longer term goals of helping build healthier, stronger families who are also economically independent. These programs include motivational seminars, parenting and marriage counseling, vocational skills training, and disease prevention through hygiene and nutrition education.
PRAC operates the following free programs and services:
- Community Feeding Program – Hot meals served daily
- Food Distribution – Food packages for needy families
- Clinic and Dispensary – Basic medical, dental and psychological care
- Women's Empowerment Program – Vocational skills training for women
- Personal Development Courses – Seminars and group counseling
- Special Events – Celebratory meals and gifts on special occasions
Real Life Story — Suffer the Little Children — Mareli’s mother is a 19 year-old single parent with three small children… Read full story