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Johanna Francis' Fundraiser:

Row to El Tránsito

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Completed 4 million meters!
May 20, 2017

I’ve successfully completed my mission of rowing 4 million meters since launching this fundraiser (I’m actually close to 5 million meters)!  See more

BENEFITING: NICA

Johanna Francis

THE STORY:

Please join my quest to continue helping the children of El Tránsito, Nicaragua!  During the past 6 summers, I have acquired and transported donations of uniforms and school supplies to students in the small fishing village of El Transito, which is located on the Pacific Coast about one hour north of Managua.  Most of the residents live on less than $3 per day and half are under 18 and not well-educated.

This summer, I will be training for the US Rowing Club Nationals in July and can't make the trip.  In attempt to "get there" anyways, I am going to row the approximate 2,350 nautical miles (or about 4 million meters), which is the distance from Los Angeles to El Tránsito, on an erg or in the water.  I am seeking sponsors for my "journey" and all donations will be used to purchase ASUS ZenPad 10” tablet computers that will be loaded with textbooks and available for students to use when attending class.  The majority of children and classrooms do not have textbooks, which is an big impediment to learning.

If you are interested in sponsoring an entire tablet, you can go straight to amazon.com and buy one from The NICA Fund wishlist. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3F1BHTVCUFXBR/ref=cm_sw_em_r_wsg_vBWcxbZS2Z1YF_wb

Thank you for supporting my journey, which I estimate will take over 300 hours of rowing in a boat or on erg.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Aunt Sonya

     

  • Christin & Mike Fraser

     

  • FabuLiz

    $25

  • Jules

    $15

  • Maggie

    $100

  • William Trepp

    $250

  • JSES 2016 - Junior Social Entrepreneurship Summit

    $100

  • Nor Cal Francis'

    $100

  • Johanna Francis

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $175

  • Aunt Jen and Uncle Joe

    $250

  • Susan Bleekman

     

  • Moya Collins

     

  • Jim and Lu Francis

    $100

  • The Suri's

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,120

  • Lily Green

    $100

  • Christy Noel

     

  • George Brandon

    $215

  • Anastassatos Family

    $50

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87% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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The Team: $3,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anastassatos Family

Anastassatos Family

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

George Brandon

George Brandon

DONATION: $215

Anyone willing to get into a small boat and row all the way to Nicaragua...gets my vote and a bit of my money. Go Francis!!!! 1 year ago

Christy Noel

Christy Noel

Way to go, Johanna! 1 year ago

Lily Green

Lily Green

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,120

What you are doing is awesome. 1 year ago

The Suri's

The Suri's

1 year ago

Jim and Lu Francis

Jim and Lu Francis

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Moya Collins

Moya Collins

1 year ago

Susan Bleekman

Susan Bleekman

Johanna, you are so inspiring! Good luck on your "journey". Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it. 1 year ago

Aunt Jen and Uncle Joe

Aunt Jen and Uncle Joe

DONATION: $250

1 year ago