Twenty Women Strong- Carol Wiebe

$1,000.00 of $1,000.00 raised
This November I will be trading in my scrubs to build a house for a very deserving family in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. I will be travelling with 19 other ladies who feel the same way I do about wanting to change the life of a single mom and her children.
I was a single mom and now a single grandmother (raising my grandson), and can understand some of the struggles that this family has had to endure. I was able to educate myself in order to provide a living for myself and kids, but education was not an option for the recipient of this project. My kids never had to wonder if they were going to have a roof over their heads, where their next meal was coming from, or if they were going to eat at all that day. This young family doesn’t have (what we would consider) basic necessities and although Nicaragua is a beautiful country, it is a harder way of life. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful place with amenities that this family has only dreamed about. Unfortunately, living on the street could become their reality and only option because there are no support services or resources that can be accessed in their country, such as the ones we have.
Please join me in helping to change the lives of this mother and her young family, who are struggling to survive in very poor conditions. These children deserve to have a roof over their head and an opportunity to live in a community that will support each other. We will be able to build a very simple house, a shared latrine for the community, and provide a lunch (one day) for a neighbouring community. This volunteer work vacation will not only affect the lives of this family but also mine, as I am honoured to be able to give back and help those less fortunate.
My goal is to raise $1000.00. Every dollar donated helps get me closer to my goal, and is entirely put towards this project; all donations are eligible for a tax receipt and come with this family’s and my appreciation. 
Thank you for all of your support,
Carol Wiebe

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.