The next projects for the Cooperative that we would like to fund are:
Establishing a Chicken Flock: $US 600
Chickens will provide eggs and meat, protein that is often out-of-reach for many. The chickens will also add fertilizer to the organic compost.
Improving Co-op Irrigation: $US 800
The eco-friendly irrigation system will expand their limited water capacity to grow a wider variety of crops for sale and consumption. Water is scarce in the area, especially in the dry season.
We also have an ongoing commitment to help the cooperative with recurring expenses, including salaries for Co-op employees. Please consider donating.
Thanks to Silvia Nolasco-Rivers of Pilar’s for hosting another Classes for a Cause:
COOKING WITH PILAR’S
A Cooking Class Fundraiser to support our partners in Nicaragua, Cooperative El Puente.
Learn more about Pilar’s at www.PilarsTamales.com
Stay tuned for more Classes for a Cause!
The Nicaragua Project does Zoom
Live Update from Nicaragua
May 26, 2020
We have been receiving multiple requests for information on how our brothers & sisters in Nicaragua are doing during this crisis. We decided to take advantage of our new technology for a better response and enable those who wish, to directly hear from them (and see them)!
On Tuesday, May 26th, we heard from representatives from our partner group and a few members of their community and families. They told us about the challenges faced by their communities with the COVID crisis coming on top of already existing economic challenges.
Despite the challenges, they identified a path forward:
1. Install an irrigation system for new crops, taking advantage of the water tanks they have already installed.
2. Build facilities to raise chickens as a source of eggs and meat for their community.
3. Locally produce washable masks for use in the current and future pandemics.
Please consider contributing to help in these important initiatives:
While we use PayPal to process our donations, a PayPal account is not required. Any major card is accepted.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and poverty has been an issue there for some time. Yet with recent tax changes and decreasing jobs, it has increased dramatically. A little bit of help can go a long way. Let’s make a lasting difference.
We’ve completed construction of our first cultural exchange building in Nicaragua, creating 6 regular and 52 short-term jobs. In a region where unemployment is high and underemployment affects half of the working population, job creation is an important part of our effort.
To date, our site improvements have included establishing the utilities infrastructure, including two water towers, the cultural exchange building, a guard house, restrooms, and the beginnings of a storage room and an outdoor kitchen. Landscaping is in progress as is planting and cultivation of fruit trees.
We have sent numerous delegations to Nicaragua. Our trips to Nicaragua have temporarily been suspended due to the COVID-19 situation. Our decision to resume these trips will be based on advice from both international and local medical experts.
Help us keep the momentum going.
Every little bit helps.
The Nicaragua Project is a project of Capital to Bridge the Divide, a 501 (c) (3) organization
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