NY to Nicaragua: Dreana's D2A Travel Fund
Organized by: Dreana Ferguson
EVENT DATE Jul 01, 2016
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my page. From January 2016 to June 2016, I was able to fundraise $5,000 for Dreams to Acts: Nicaragua with the help of AMAZING friends and family. You can read more about the project and donate directly to it here. So, why am I asking you for more money? 100% of those donations are going towards continuing to support the construction of the Free High School of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. I am responsible for paying for my own travel, housing, food, etc. when I return to Nicaragua in July. I graduated with my B.S. a week ago, and I'm starting grad school in August. As you can imagine, coming up with my travel money in under a month is going to be a challenge. Everything donated to this page will go straight to my flights and boarding in Nicaragua. I'll be choosing the cheapest options available, and any excess funds will be donated to D2A: Nicaragua. Here are some more details about the project/why I'm going...
Nicaragua is the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Most people are familiar with Nica’s growing tourist industry, with pictures of beautiful beaches and incredible surfing. What they aren’t so familiar with are the rural areas where people do not have clean drinking water, where smoke from unsafe stoves becomes trapped in houses and causes health problems, where education becomes difficult or impossible.
Last November, I was able to join Random Acts in Nicaragua to build a campus for Free High School of San Juan del Sur and build EcoStoves and BioSand water filters in a rural community called El Remanso. Free High School offers education to students who ordinarily would not have access to one, including women, people who work, people who live in rural areas, and people with children. However, FHS does not currently have its own campus and is at risk of losing is accreditation because of this.
In November, we worked on construction of a campus for FHS so that these students can still have access to the education they fight so hard for. The construction crew has been making incredible progress in our absence, and now we are fundraising again so that we can continue to buy the supplies they need and pay them for their hard work. Because I was fundraised $5,000 by June 5th, I was invited to go to Nicaragua in July to help in person. I want nothing more than to return, and I would be incredibly thankful for your help to do so.
How to help (even if you can't donate right now):
1. Like my Facebook page so you can stay up to date with my current fundraisers, see pictures/videos, and follow along!
3. Share this link with your friends and family! You never know who will have an extra $10 to spare. Those $10 really do add up!
Thank you so very much to everyone who supported my work with Dreams to Acts in 2015 and 2016. It means the world not only to me, but also to the students of the Free High School, the construction crew building the new school, the kids at the Barrio Planta Project, and the families who have new water filters and eco stoves.