I will be supporting two different non-profits in Nicaragua this summer. In June I will go to the center of the country (San Ramon near Matagalpa) with Corner of Love. As a nurse, I will be helping take mobile medical clinics out to remote villages that have very limited or no access to medical care. In this environment, small ailments can become catastrophic. An infection that we treat easily can be deadly. Corner of Love is a Christian non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of the impoverished in Northern Nicaragua. Very few people have potable water and many lack basic needs, like shoes (children can’t attend school without them), soap and clothing. I am impressed by how Corner of Love has addressed these issues in the last 17 years since it was started by a native Nicaraguan and his wife with lots of church support.
After my week with Corner of Love I will move over to the east side of the country in Bluefields to help my son, Spencer with his non-profit, Path of Knowledge. In its second year, the group is sponsoring 28 children in a Christian school called Collegio Verbo. Spencer is raising funds to pay their tuition, continue and build an after school program, find a way to help even more remote children have access to high school and create local networking. Rick will be joining me for this part of the trip. We will be helping with a structure to house the after school program and mentoring the children. Many of these children and their parents have never attended school or learned to read or write!
Please help us pray for the people and government in these areas. If you would like to contribute financially, you can donate to Corner of Love on this CrowdRise page. Anything collected over the basic cost will go toward medicine to stock their pharmacy. I will cover my own airfare.
Spencer will be conducting an indiegogo campaign in a few weeks or you can donate on his website, pathofknowledge.org Another option is to send a check made out to Path of Knowledge to Jackie Sward at 17180 Park Trail Dr, Monument, CO 80132. I am on the Board of Directors and help with the accounting and administrative details.
You will receive a tax donation letter at the end of the year from both of these organizations.
Please share this with any family, friends and co-workers who may be interested in supporting either of these causes.
Thank you. We greatly appreciate your support!