Twenty Women Strong- Carina Ouellette

$1,210.00 of $1,000.00 raised

When I first found out about Twenty Women Strong, I thought to myself “Why not?”  I am so fortunate to live where I do and to think of having nowhere decent to live with my kids is unthinkable.  I am looking forward to this exciting adventure and to travelling to Jiquilillo, Nicaragua to be a part of the building of a home for a mother and her children in need. 

Through my years of volunteer experience with Girl Guides of Canada, I know the strength that women have and what we can accomplish together. This is just another way for me to give back and have a new experience, outside of my comfort zone.  I am fortunate to be going with a wonderful group of women all with the same mind set about providing a new home for a woman and her children.  

Thank you for your support,

Carina Ouellette

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. 

Home Building in Nicaragua

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.

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Women's Cooperative of Faith and Hope in Nicaragua.