Nearly 60,000 lbs. of donated items are heading to Nicaragua. It's all part of the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of Americas.
This organization is a non-profit that works to enhance the quality of life of those living in Nicaragua. About 30 programs are being run in the South American country by those living here in Wisconsin. They include everything from women & families, agricultural/natural resources, health, and more. The donations can be anything - including sewing machines, bikes, even advanced medical equipment including dialysis chairs and ambulances. It may be hard to imagine, but living in a developing country, resources and opportunities are scarce.
Shipments are made twice a year. Once a month, volunteers go through donations to see if they are acceptable to send.
W/NP is approaching 50 years of consistent and significant humanitarian efforts to improve the quality of life for people in both Wisconsin and Nicaragua. Partners of the Americas began in 1964 as the people-to-people component of President John F. Kennedy's Alliance for Progress, and has since evolved into a private nonprofit organization. Areas of work include education, cultural exchanges, emergency medical services, agriculture, health care and the environment.
To Donate or Become a Volunteer:
Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.
Nelson Hall, Room 129
1209 Fremont Street
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481
For a direct link to the Wisconsin/Nicaragua partners of Americas, Inc. Click on the link below.
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