In 2013, RUVD received a lot of donations as part of a birthday gift of one of the board members. Because of this, RUVD was able to give an extra U$ 5,200 to Veronica Bustillos, the director of the prison project CAICC and who used this donation to improve the CAICC with the project she founded “POR MAS SONRISAS LIBRES CON CALIDAD Y CALIDEZ “ (MORE FREE SMILES WITH QUALITY AND WARMTH).
The project is about:
- Maintaining, reconditioning, renovating of the bus which is used daily for an approximate distance of 160 kilometers, picking up the children at the four jails and then bringing them back. All the seats got new cushioning, the bus floor was changed, new windows were bought, and the bus was painted.
- Building a much-needed second bathroom. In the old one, the shower’s valves and accessories as well as a sink were bought and the ceiling was painted. Some rooms were newly plastered and a sidewalk was built in order to avoid dirt in the house from outside.
- Building two canopies (one 6 x 9 m and the other one 4 x 10 m) so that the courtyard can be used for eating and for playing.
- Purchasing 6 small tables and 24 chairs as well as tableware for children. Also, the purchase of writing and learning materials for the older children.
The U$ 5,200 was used in a meaningful way and with great commitment by those involved –including the children.