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Help Young Nicaraguan Students

Organized by: Laura Moulton

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THE STORY:

On a recent trip to Nicaragua, I met Damaris Guardado, a young tour guide who teaches cooking classes to tourists. Years ago, a benefactor helped pay for her tuition and books, enabling her graduate from a university and find a good job. When she tried to repay him, he said "Just do the same for someone else."

Now she wants to pay that favor forward, to the students in the rural communities of Telica and Colonia Eugenio Perez, outside of the city of Leon. She recognizes the challenges families face in rural Nicaragua, from lack of access to water, to statistics like this one: 21% of children leave school in the first grade. Damaris is committed to reaching these communities, and creating educational opportunities for the children who need it the very most. 

Your donation will help students with school supplies, uniforms, shoes, and backpacks. In addition, Damaris has arranged to bring students from these rural towns into the city of Leon for a field trip that features the history, poetry and people of Nicaragua. For many of these kids, it will be the first time they have ever left their small towns. Your donation will help a new generation of students have the same opportunities that Damaris had. Please join us in helping to send the next generation into a brighter future.

A Few Facts to Consider:

  • Nicaragua is rich in culture and history, but is also the poorest country in Central America, and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, behind Haiti.
  • The average education level in rural areas is 3.6 years
  • According to the Ministry of Education, there are more than 500,000 children not in school.
  • For the past several decades, Nicaraguans have endured unrest, dictatorship, and two civil wars. The population is also extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, from earthquakes to droughts to floods. 

$1,770

 

59% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Larry Smith

    $250

  • Alice Hardesty

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Damaris Guardado

    $25

  • Uncle Jimmy

    $100

  • Tess

    $25

  • Kayla Shults

    $20

  • Andy Hockersmith

    $100

  • Ruth Selid

    $250

  • LMoulton

    $100

  • Maria Pluma y Miguelito

    $200

  • Jenni Fallein

    $25

  • Michael Heald

    $25

  • Pierre Thys

    $100

  • caropuddin

    $50

  • Joanne Mulcahy and Bob Hazen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Holly Johnson

    $100

  • Roger Dunsmore

    $100

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Donor Comments

Roger Dunsmore

Roger Dunsmore

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Joanne Mulcahy and Bob Hazen

Joanne Mulcahy and Bob Hazen

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

caropuddin

caropuddin

DONATION: $50

in memory of Althea Foster 3 years ago

Pierre Thys

Pierre Thys

DONATION: $100

Good luck! 3 years ago

Michael Heald

Michael Heald

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jenni Fallein

Jenni Fallein

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Maria Pluma y Miguelito

Maria Pluma y Miguelito

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

LMoulton

LMoulton

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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