What is La Ola at Lake Chapala, Mexico

August 28, 2014

Hi Everyone, Sid Grosvenor here with a little different post for you today.

This post is not about the beautiful year around weather, the low prices, the great activities for Baby Boomers, Senors, Singles and Couples.

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It’s about a place called “La Ola’ (translation = the wave). La Ola is a special place of love in the town of Jocotepec at the far West end of Lake Chapala.

But, La Ola is more than a place of love, it’s a place of hope for the future for 14 girls and one young boy who were placed in this loving, nurturing facility where they are prospering and growing, learning and laughing, and being given a second chance at a successful future. They’re come from the streets, abandoned, homeless, and hopeless.

A few weeks ago I was invited to accompany some volunteers from the Ft. Worth area of Texas who took time from their busy lives to come to La Ola and give of their time, talent, and resources to improve the grounds of La Ola, meet the kids, and share their love.

Below I’ve shared some of the photos I took while there and added some captions I thought appropriate. And, below the photos I’ve shared a link to the LaOla website so you can meet some of the staff and check out La Ola a bit more. I know they’d like to hear from you.

Ok, here are the photos I promised (just scroll down). Tu amigo, Sid

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From dirty torn clothes to clean nice clothes

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From being hungry to 3 nutritious meals a day

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From “no time for me. to quality time for me!”

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From no school to computer school!

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“From playing in rain puddles to a pool to play in!”

As promised here’s the website address for La Ola! http://www.laolacasahogar.com/

  • Bob

    Sid; Thanks for putting La Ola Orphanage in your blog. This is a big draw, to know thier are places where we can serve and give back.

  • http://www.ChapalaClub.com/ Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Bob, What a nice comment. This is a relatively new place that not many North Americans know about. Hopefully the word will spread. We have a number of charities that help the less fortunate Mexican people in the Lake Chapala area.

    The Mexican people know us as good neighbors and friends. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. Tu amigo, Sid

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