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Tranforming lifes through education - you can help us turn dreams into careers!

Project Amigo accomplishes its mission of helping children in Colima reach their full potential by helping them pursue their education! We make our mission a reality with your partnership and participation.  When you come visit our beautiful community as part of a service week you meet our children, experience the Mexican culture and eat authentic homemade food!  Be prepared to leave renewed and amazed by your extended Project Amigo familia!  Did you know that service week participants can be groups of:

  • Families coming together,  

  • Rotary Club members volunteering as a group,

  • Businesses bring teams to strengthen their corporate culture or

  • Friends traveling together to Cofradia to make a huge difference. 

Do you have questions?  Want to custom build a service week for your club or group that fits your calendar? Call or Text Dora Zúñiga at 608-345-6769 or email her at to explore your options and have your questions answered. 

You can help to implement our mission by making a generous donation.  Your gifts support our children’s dream to be the first in their family to graduate from high and complete a university degree. Join our Project Amigo familia by signing up for our monthly giving program, simply click on the Donate button above. We are happy to also receive your check at our mailing address.

Project Amigo supports students from Colima, Mexico so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life. 

To do this, we remove the financial barriers to education through scholarships that include school fees, transportation, uniforms and school supplies, and a hot lunch. Our staff also provide tutoring and mentoring during Project Amigo Homework Club. Homework Clubs also provide us with a way of keeping in close touch with the students so we can identify problems before they become so severe that the student is forced to drop out of school.


We also provide opportunities for volunteers from other countries to do valuable humanitarian service that creates and fosters friendship and understanding across cultures.


Education and literacy are powerful tools to create a brighter future for the world’s children who in turn benefit the nations they live in. Since 1984, Project Amigo has worked with rural youth in Mexico to continue their formal schooling including university level.


Project Amigo became a U.S. 501c3 non-profit charity in 1996, providing educational scholarships, material support, enrichment activities, and health care to disadvantaged youth in the state of Colima, Mexico.


Volunteer Work Weeks based at our headquarters in the beautiful hillside village of Cofradía de Suchitlán allow volunteers from other countries to engage in humanitarian service and become both friends and sponsors of Mexican youth seeking the many advantages of education.

Project Amigo
936 B 7th St., #168
Novato, CA 94945

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