My name is Ashley Paull and I have the amazing opportunity to take part in the Souls on Fire Tour this November 11-22 in Nicaragua.
I stumbled across this life changing opportunity through my wonderful co workers who had been part of a group of twenty last year. After hearing such captivating stories of passion and purpose, I couldn’t help but quickly fall in love with this project too.
How amazing is it to be able to travel across the world while also giving back to those in need?! How incredible is it to explore new places and leave behind a lasting positive impact while also gaining beautiful new friendships?!
So this November, I will be joining 20 remarkable men and woman in building a home for an incredibly deserving family in the community of Padre Ramos.
Padre Ramos is a small village located northwest on the pacific coast of Nicaragua. Unfortunately frequent hurricanes hit the community during the rainy seasons which have made their homes unsafe to live in. This project gives these families a chance to move further inland, into a cinderblock home which can provide better protection against the harsh storms and future sustainability. We will be working with local contractors to help build these cinderblock homes. Our goal is to raise $1000 each which will be directly used for the materials needed to build the homes.
While working on the house, we will also visit a place called El Limonal. El Limonal is a garbage dump inhabited by approximately 3000 people. What was suppose to be a temporary refugee for those after hurricane Mitch hit in 1998, ended up becoming a permanent residency for most. Our group will spend the day preparing and serving a hearty meal to many of these families as well as getting the opportunity to spend time with the children in the afternoon.
Another amazing experience that I will be taking part in on this tour is the sea turtle conservation. Padre Ramos has one of the largest mangrove estuaries and is Home to one of the world’s most endangered turtle populations, the Eastern Pacific hawksbill sea turtle. Working along side locals we will help protect the nesting grounds from poachers and assist in the hatching and releasing of baby turtles as they make their way to the ocean. I’ve always wanted to do this and cant believe I get this beautiful opportunity at life and survival.
In order to make this trip successful, we ask the help from our amazing community, family and friends. Your generous donation will be used to help me reach my goal of $1,000, and my team’s overall goal of $20,000, which will pay for materials and contractors to build a safe place for our family to raise their children. You will receive a tax receipt for any amount, and be able to follow our progress throughout the build.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible experience.