The summer container has arrived in Nicaragua and the opportunities it held are already transforming lives! Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy.
Above, students from the cottage school in La Laguna, San Ramón show off their new Spanish-language picture books with pride. El Paraíso school also received education materials – 186 picture books and an encyclopedia – and expressed their gratitude with a thank-you letter, saying the books will increase the effectiveness of their teaching methods.
Here, Hector Arceda Urbina finally receives the P.E.T. he has been waiting for. Childhood polio caused his immobility, but now he can move independently around his village in Ciudad Sandino.
Meet Leda Carolina Medina. Leda Carolina was born with Cerebral Palsy, leaving her unable to walk. She was outgrowing her old wheelchair, saying it caused her pain, and was overjoyed to receive a new one on the recent container. She is pictured here with her grandmother, who she lives with along with her single mother and two younger brothers.
Time to have fun! These kids were excited about their new toy from the container. Learn it in Spanish: “Jugar futbol con balón nuevo” – Play soccer with a new ball!
Once again, we send a big MUCHAS GRACIAS to everyone who helped make this container shipment a reality.
Didn’t have a chance to help this time, or did help and want more? You can be a part of Rainbow Network’s next container project. All summer, Rainbow supporters are collecting toys which will be sent in the fall to arrive in Nicaragua by Christmas. In the fall, we celebrate “back to school” in the U.S. by collecting school supplies which will arrive in Nicaragua before the start of their school year in February. We will also need sponsors for each container, to host, load, and cover the cost of shipping. If you are interested or just want to learn more, contact Alex in our office at 417-889-8088.
For your reference, here is the list of items that can or cannot be used in Nicaragua.