Building Bridges and Community in San Juan del Sur

Organized by: Esme Stefani

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EVENT DATE Dec 26, 2015

THE STORY:

I am very excited to spend a week in Nicaragua as a volunteer working with other kids, learning about wildlife restoration, permaculture and how to protect their natural environment. I am most excited about working with other kids, where we can share our experiences, differences and languages. From what I've learned, these kids don’t have the opportunity to travel - so I hope the time we spend together will also offer them a little window into my life as 13 year old Cape Cod girl.

Our group is partnering with Paso Pacifico who's mission is to restore and conserve the natural ecosystems of Central America’s Pacific slope by collaborating with local organizations and communities. Paso Pacifico is a registered non-profit and partner of the Clinton Global Initiative so your donation is 100% tax deductible.

San Juan del Sur is a rural fishing village in Nicaragua, where the median income is $1650 a year. Over 55% of the employed population works in the service sector, thus the tourism industry brings a lot of jobs and income to this country. Incidentally, Nicaragua qualified as one of the HIC (Highly Impoverished Countries) and was given debt relief from the World Monetary Fund.

This is my first time performing a service volunteer trip and I'm so grateful that you would consider supporting me and this cause! Think of it as a great tax deductible Christmas present!

 Our group would not be able to help all these amazing children without your financial support. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

$1,283

 

68% Raised of$1,900 Goal

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  • Martin Hayes

    $20

  • gui

    $50

  • Lee Elman

     

  • Anonymous

    $218

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sarah Lutz

     

  • Savannah

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laurie McTeague

    $150

  • Stef

    $50

  • The Ruymanns

    $50

  • John Hanle

    $25

  • Galen & Beau

    $20

  • Ivy Meeropol & Thomas Ambrose

    $50

  • Amy and Damion

    $30

  • Esme Stefani

    $75

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Esme Stefani

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Donor Comments

Esme Stefani

Esme Stefani

DONATION: $75

Proud of your vision and commitment! Happy Holidays from "Auntie" Susan, Mara, Shana, Ruby and Pearl 3 years ago

Amy and Damion

Amy and Damion

DONATION: $30

This is awesome, Esme! Proud of you. xo 3 years ago

Ivy Meeropol & Thomas Ambrose

Ivy Meeropol & Thomas Ambrose

DONATION: $50

Way to go Esme! Have a wonderful time! 3 years ago

Galen & Beau

Galen & Beau

DONATION: $20

We hope you have fun while you are making a difference! XO 3 years ago

John Hanle

John Hanle

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

The Ruymanns

The Ruymanns

DONATION: $50

Mallory spent every spring break during college volunteering in Nicaragua and Pete went during two spring breaks. They both had tremendous experiences and I am sure you will as well. Hopefully, you will get to share some stories this summer! 3 years ago

Stef

Stef

DONATION: $50

May this be a wonderful experience for you, Esme! Merry Christmas. 3 years ago

Laurie McTeague

Laurie McTeague

DONATION: $150

Keep up the good work, Esme...it sounds like a great experience! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Sounds fantastic. Love to contribute. Zach and Liana 3 years ago

Savannah

Savannah

DONATION: $20

because you're favourite cousin loves you and misses you. Hope to see you at christmas 3 years ago

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