If all of my readers would contribute only $2, the goal would be reached. Since that may not happen, YOU contribute $5 and make sure things happen.
Peter, the organizer, doesn’t want me talk about him because he’s not doing anything special. So, I won’t tell you that he’s a doctor from the US working with people in La Chureca, a garbage dump in Managua, Nicaragua. We have exchanged a few emails but I won’t tell you how my heart ached to hear him say he used to cry at night knowing the people who came to his clinic went to sleep every night in a garbage dump.
He would like you to know about Maria Teresa Fernandez de Vega, who was Vice President in Spain. Her visit to the dump shed light on the problem and started improvements which included a recycling facility, jobs, housing, and school for the people living at the dump. Conditions are better now for many of the people, but they are still very, very poor.
There are students who want to go to university but this takes money, very little by our standards but an impossible amount in their world. Jobs are very hard to come by and aren’t flexible around a class schedule, so students often give up their dreams. Peter believes that a computer lab will change this. Students can work on line and earn enough to continue their education. Read about it at the link above which explains it far better than I can. Peter supports himself and his clinic with his on line earnings, so he’s in a good position to help.
I know there are a lot of good people doing good things in this world, but I happen to know this one and think a lot of his efforts and compassion for these people. We are so lucky by our circumstances of birth. We were not born in a garbage dump like the children there. Hopefully we can ease a little suffering for other fellow human beings.
Let’s surprise Peter and show him how just a little can add up to something significant!