WALKING GENTLY & GIVE BACK
Somehow mid-life I made a trip to Nicaragua that was a life changing experience (SeeVideo). Not having traveled, I had a vision of what it was to travel, that vision included a lot of hanging out by myself, sleeping, eating local food, and drinking cheap beer in a hammock by the beach somewhere “alone”. I never really found the things I thought I was going for. What I did find was human connections that I wasn’t looking for.
I have become fast friends with the family I met and we communicate ofter. As I was trying to think of ways to help them I realized I couldn’t just send money for no reason, as I didn’t feel that was a sustainable way to address the issue. So since the families already make and sell things in Nicaragua, I though maybe we would just open up the market a bit more and I have them send me their products and I see them up here.
So far we have been able to put some walls around the shack, build an out-house and we are sending Jamileth to College to be a nurse. Is so fun so see the trajectory of possibilities change before your eyes. The cost of school is $50 per mo and $100 to replace the wages she will lose from being in school. It’s pretty amazing that we can have another nurse in the world for $150 a month.
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUI ASK?
Well that’s pretty simple, go to http://tinybigmarket.com/ and buy a hammock or purse. 100% of the money goes to the families. At some point in the future I would love to have another sponsor when the other children get old enough for college. But that’s a few years off.