All of you, I am sure know Becky, our former welfare officer here at the school. She is now in Panama learning Spanish and will be in Costa Rica and Nicaragua – lucky girl!
While at Nicaragua, she will be helping build homes for poor people. Please see her message below and lend a helping hand and build a home for someone in need.
MESSAGE – ‘Hi Everyone! I am going to volunteer with a project called 4 walls in Nicaragua for 4 weeks in January. I have funded the trip myself and any donations go straight to the charity to buy the bricks for the house. 4 Walls provides safe and stable homes for families living in extreme poverty in El Sauce, Nicaragua. Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, along with Guatemala and Honduras. Volunteers work alongside a member of the family (who needs the house) and Nicaraguan builders to build brick houses with secure doors and protection from outside. 100% of all donations for this project go straight into buying the materials for the houses and paying the Nicaraguan builders. The cost for one house is below:
$10 = a bag of cement
$15 = 100 bricks
$75 = enough bricks for a wall
$100 = a door
$400 = a roof
$2000 = a whole house – takes 2 weeks to complete 1 house (incl. wages for a Nicaraguan bricklayer)
If anyone wants to donate, you can give either put it in the envelope or give it to Oriana. She will then transfer it to me before I go to Nicaragua. Every little helps if anyone would like to contribute a few pounds toward the house that would be amazing. More information about the project can be found on: www.4wallsproject.org
I will keep you posted with photos of the improvements. Thank you for your support’!