Souls on Fire Tour: House Building-Laurie & AlanDonate Now
Our names are Laurie and Alan Michaelsen. We are participating in the Souls on Fire Tour in Nicaragua Nov 11-22 2018.
We will be building a house for someone in need. To give them the ability to have a roof over their head. Some security, a fighting chance to continue to improve their life.
I have wanted to visit Central and South America for many years. This trip will give us a fulfillment knowing we have helped someone in a third world country. We are very lucky to be Canadians. Visiting Nicaragua for this project will help us to get to know the people who live there. I have known some South Americans from Ecuador and they tend to be happy, fun loving people. I also want to learn Spanish.
Women's Cooperative Home Building Projects
Nicaragua has one of the highest housing deficits in Central America with over 78% of the population living in inadequate homes or are homeless. Lack of adequate housing causes families to live with a constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear. Safe and decent shelter provides an opportunity for families to break generational cycles of poverty and build better, healthier, and more stable lives.
Speroway is raising funds to support the relocation and safe and adequate housing for ten low-income families. Through your gift you will be helping to support these ten women and their children who are apart of the Women's Faith and Hope Cooperative in the community of Jiquilillo.
Nicaragua Jiquilillo Projects
Speroway works in the rural Nicaraguan communities of Jiquilillo, Los Zorros, Padre Ramos and the community of El Limonal near Chinandega. Activities and initiatives are pursued in collaboration with these communities, and in partnership with other participating organizations with a shared vision of alleviating poverty through improved education, accessible healthcare, and enhanced self-employment opportunities.