The Arbolitos Library & Learning Center was SIGA’s first major capital project. The need for such a facility became clear as we worked in the schools and realized there were no books for the children to read, and as children’s Bible Club activities became too much for Ruth and Carlos’ tiny home to accommodate.
Thus, the idea for the library was born, and within a very short time the project was fully funded. Children borrow books, the Floating Library delivers books on loan to the schools on the river, classes in the Computer Lab are booked months ahead. Bible studies, seminars, vocational training, teacher workshops, and arts and crafts parties keep the learning center booked. The multi-purpose room is available to the community for functions such as birthday parties.
The dividends have been far beyond our imagination!