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The Edgar Barros Bidon Project is a mission inspired by one man who believed he could make a difference in the lives of under-privileged children; a man who understood the meaning of a good education and the path it could provide every child to a better way of life.
The word "BIDON" is Cape Verdean Kriolu for "barrel". Barrels are used to ship goods to the islands of Cape Verde. Edgar's dream was to fill as many bidons as possible with school supplies and send them to Cape Verde to schools that were in need of these items including text books, notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, etc.
Before his dream could be fully realized, Edgar died in a tragic accident ... Edgar, 25 years young, was born and raised in America but was to die on the island where his own immigrant parents were born: Fogo, Cape Verde.
Things unfolded quickly on the morning of August 30, 2003 when Edgar was descending from a successful climbing of the majestic peak of Fogo's Volcano. Tragically, he stepped on a rock that proved to be loose, slipped down the hill and the same rock later hit his head and killed him instantantly.
Yet, Edgar's legacy and message live on through his younger sister, Maritsa Barros. Edgar was a strong influence and role model for Marista who is now a successful professional in the education arena as well as a model and entrepreneur in the world of fashion.
Please join us on this unique mission to make the world a better place for the children of Cape Verde by providing a donation to purchase school supplies and send them in barrels to Cape Verde.
All contributions go directly to the Seventy Times Seven Ministries for disbursement to Cape Verde causes and are 100% tax deductible.