Recent Events:


A Cooking Class Fundraiser to support our partners in Nicaragua, Cooperative El Puente.

Via Zoom, the 30-min demo and Q&A will be taught by Silvia Nolasco-Rivers of Pilar’s Tamales in Ann Arbor. Learn, laugh and fill your belly with authentic tastes of plantains and yuca! You won’t want to miss out!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

4:00PM EST


Learn more about Pilar’s at

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:

Our July 2019 Motown Event

Thanks to all who made our July 26, 2019 Motown Event a success!!!

Special kudos to our musicians:

Brian Buckner: He was nominated for a 2019 Wilde Award for Best Musical Direction (Songs About Stuff, Flint Repertory Theatre). He will be Musical Director for Follies in Concert, Theatre Nova, November 7-17, 2019.

Edie Lewis: Edie sings with several other groups, including the Ann Arbor Chapter of the Threshold Singers.

Tiana Marquez: Tiana has recorded several CDs. See her website for details.

And thanks to the many Karaoke participants.


Thanks also to local businesses that helped out:

Pilar’s Tamale Shop (fantastic fried plantains for our food table and a gift certificate for our silent auction)

Pita Pita in Ypsilanti (delicious rice pudding)

Hagopian World of Rugs (gift certificates)

Alicia Botti, Ameriprise Financial Advisor (gift basket)

Mary Eldridge (note cards)

My Garden of Earrings (jewelry set)

Finally, thanks to all who attended, donated, bought, sang, danced, and helped run the event! We are looking forward to your joining us for our fall fundraiser. Details will be announced soon.


Because of political unrest in Nicaragua, many families are finding it even more difficult than usual to get food. Through your support and that of other organizations, we have been able to facilitate food distribution with the help of our partners in Nicaragua


Your continued support will help us carry out this important mission.

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