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Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.
October 4, 2012

Being a member of WNP has been nothing short of life changing for me.This organization is run by the most energetic, passionate, and dedicated people I have had the privilege to meet. I have been part of a small group of people who have traveled to Nicaragua yearly to work with a small mountain community that we have literally "adopted". In the 5 years I have been traveling we have worked on scholarships for students, water filtration, building playground equipment, a learning center, a lending library and refurbishing the school and Health building. I have been most actively involved in conducting leadership training for the youth and working with the Woman's Group. I have helped teach the women sewing and crafting skills to help them personally as well as enabling them to sell some of their products. Recently , 2 particular moments brought me to tears. After driving up the mountain to say good-bye we pulled up to the learning center to find men, women, and children working on a variety of projects with the music blaring and smiles on everyone's face - what progress! Last year when we were able to pay the women for the jewelry they were making they were overwhelmed and said it was the first time in their lives they had ever been paid for anything they had done. LIFE CHANGING for all of us!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Volunteer