MAGDALENA IN NICARAGUA: AN APPEAL
In February my daughter Magdalena will begin 10 weeks’ voluntary work on a development programme in Nicaragua. This is part of the government’s International Citizen Service (ICS), which brings young people together to fight poverty and make a difference where it is needed most.
Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, with nearly 70% of its inhabitants existing on less than £0.62 a day, and with the rural population at a particular disadvantage.
Every volunteer like Magdalena is matched by a fully-funded young Nicaraguan volunteer.They will work on health projects and natural resource management programmes, in communities that have specifically requested their help.
She needs to raise £800 for Raleigh International Nicaragua, the respected and non-profit-making development agency hosting the volunteers. This will allow them to continue to bring about positive change in the developing communities where they work – such as clean water to thousands of people in rural communities.
Any contribution from you will be a real help. Please make as generous a donation as you can here. Thank you.