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Review for Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc., Stevens Point, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

WNP is a great nonprofit organization with super volunteers in each country. Can't wait to visit Nicaragua again to visit the Learning Centers.

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Review for Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc., Stevens Point, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer for Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners. In particular I like working with the programs that are related to children. It is important to know that some Nicaraguan children are without school supplies or decent housing that we take for granted here in the US.

We support the backpack project that provide school supplies for children. The stove project not only provides a safer cooking environment but reduces the amount of smoke inhalation by venting The cooking smoke outside the home. This reduces the risk of respiratory problems for all the family members.

I am proud to be associated with this organization.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc., Stevens Point, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I recently traveled on a Learning Center Trek to Nicaragua organized through Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners. Each of us paid our own way to have the opportunity of visiting some of the Learning Centers and visit and the very beautiful county of Nicaragua.
I have often witnessed people in Wisconsin donating their time, talent and money to this organization. I was pleased and humbled to witness the same dedication from people in Nicaragua.
For example there is a widow outside of Managua who opens her own home as a lending library. The library is only a bookshelf full of donated books but it is a library where there was none! She also holds sewing classes on the porch where there are four treadle sewing machines. Plus she sponsors an English teacher to come into her house to teach English to adult and child classes.
And there is the doctor and her pharmacist husband who recognized there wasn't a school for the children in their community...so they opened a school. Not only do they provide the opportunity for learning but they provide meals that are cooked over an open fire.
At the centers my fellow travelers and I had the fun of interacting with Nicaraguans by holding several classes that ranged from sewing to first aid and re-cycling bottles to yoga. We found that people traveled a long way to attend the classes and were very patient with my stumbling attempts to use Spanish correctly.
Nicaragua is a country of great contrasts from the beautiful ocean beaches to old cathedral that remains closed after the horrific earthquake in 1972. From the stunning volcanic summits to the poverty of a home made of branches and black plastic tarp. I am grateful that Wisconsin Nicaraguan Partners have provided me the opportunity to be a part of the organization to help the wonderful people of Nicaragua.

Role:  Board Member