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April 2014 Update

Greetings to Rio del Cambio Friends

I am returning to Nicaragua on Wednesday with two friends, Ann and Amanda. We will be helping the villagers of Citalapa to put the finishing touches on the new Education Centre. Thanks to funds raised at the “Raising the Roof” event hosted by Ann Elliott, and by several additional corporate donors, the roof was installed on the building last week, and t…

March 2014 Update Part 2

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

Rio del Cambio is currently building an Education Centre in Citalapa, Nicaragua! This building has been on the Rio del Cambio “Wish List” from its inception but other necessities such as an education program, food and clean water needed to take precedence. Now that we have programs in place addressing these issues, the idea of a building seemed possible……

March 2014 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

My trip to Nicaragua in February was so successful and full of activity and news, that I have decided to put out 2 newsletters. This one will focus on the developments in the Education Program and other existing programs. The second, that will be out shortly, will focus exclusively on the building of the new Education Centre. (If you are a Facebook follower, w…

January 2014 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

Happy New Year! hope the coming year brings you health and happiness and a warm place to ride out this cold weather!

My husband, Doug and I will be travelling to Nicaragua on Thursday January 30 for 2 weeks. It will be a very full schedule of meetings and introductions, as well as lots of time with the people of Citalapa including a day at the beach, taking…

December 2013 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

As we complete our 3rd year, we can only rejoice about the improvements and developments that have been made in the village of Citalapa. The people of Citalapa continue to deal with the realities of debilitating poverty on a daily basis but slowly they are embracing the concept of hope for the future. They are actually beginning to “achieve a greater level of…

November 2013 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

The past month at Citalapa has been filled with promise and hope. The farmers will begin to clear their fields in December. The terrible flooding and storms that have plagued the world were also felt in Nicaragua but, thankfully, the results were not too damaging. The yield from the crops continues to look like it will be quite favourable. This will give many…

October 2013 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

I am happy- but cautious- to say that the weather in Nicaragua is co-operating and the crops are looking quite promising. Citalapa received a good rain late last week which was well timed and the days are beginning to hold more sunshine as the raining season starts to wind down. The farmers hope to begin harvesting in mid to late November. This will bring muc…

September 2013 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

I would first like to again thank all of you for your support and encouragement. It is through this support together we have made a real difference in the village of Citalapa, Nicaragua over the past few months. We are very pleased that we have achieved a milestone goal of installing a water filter in every home. These filters are purchased locally whic…

August 2013 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

I am very excited to share the news that water filters have now been delivered to all of the homes in Citalapa plus a few just over the river. Last week, Project Manager Elias Gaitan completed the delivery of 35 filters to those families still in need. We have a number of children that attend the Rio del Cambio Learning Program from the village across the river…

3rd Annual Rio del Cambio Fundraising Festival

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

Thank you to all who supported and attended the 3rd Annual Rio del Cambio Fundraising Festival. It was a great success!! We once again had a picture perfect day with blued sky and warm temperatures. The plan to host 100 people somehow grew to 125 in the final moments. Everyone graciously mingled with new friends and old as the event unfolded. “Randolph and…

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