HAPPY 4TH FAMILIES AND FRIENDS!!!!!
We are spent the 4th of July in the community of San Diego continuing with the shoveling, hauling dirt, mixing cement, setting brick and getting the back garden ready to plant.
Before we got to work, we visited the Nicaraguan market in San Rafael Del Sur. It is a TRUE Nicaraguan market where the locals go to do their shopping. We met Theresa yesterday- a local mama in dan Diego who shared her daily life with us, and how our work in the community has helped she and her family. She explained to us that she makes the 7 kilometer trip to the market once every 15 days to purchase her food either by bus or motorcycle.
(The family groups from the market)
After the market, The women from El Trapiche visited us to tell us about their alternative income project. Through Free the Children/Me to We, they make bracelets to sell locally to groups, schools etc to help their families and their community. Some of the women use the money for school- house for transportation to school, or fees for school, and some use it for medicine and other needs of the family. They are truly amazing women who learned hoe to make beautiful jewelry.
Then we got down to work- and the girls did a great job!!!!! Soon proud of them.
Amos had a treat for us for the fourth that the girls were excited about……. burgers fries, and apple pie with ice cream…. What a treat!! Thank you AMOS!!!