|Deep footings have been placed in order to protect from future earthquakes.|
|Early stages of the shop|
|Alexandra, age 19, with her daughters age 3 and 4 and their friends.|
|The farm's cistern has been a great|
place to cool off during the hottest
part of the year. Especially for those that
haven't had running water all month!
|This month Cory has started to teach |
both Gavin and Caleb how to drive.
Please pray for everyone's safety!
In Nicaragua, an average family of five spends about $1 day to purchase their firewood, up to 20% of their income. Other families cut down trees and carry the wood long distances on their backs. Children are often burned by the exposed fires and women spend their days in the hot, smoke-filled kitchens that have no chimneys or other forms of exhaust from the smoke. Around the world, over 2 million women and children die yearly from inhaling the smoke from cooking fires.
|An average cooking fire|
|The walls of these houses now sway back and forth, like a cardboard house. Another quake could send them toppling over on whomever is inside.|
|Many families are sleeping outside.|
|Only one wall remains of the former house.|
|The new shelter Compassion built is large enough for two beds.|
|The grandma still sleeps outside at night when it is not raining.|
|At Compassion: classes are held outside for fear of unsafe |
building conditions at the school.
Contribute to construction costs! Phase 1 is complete on the new vocational school, but we are waiting on funding before we move on to Phase 2.
Equip the woodshop with tools! Cory needs funds to buy a table saw before the shop can be fully operational.
Sponsor a coci-nica for a Mother's Day gift for a local woman at $5 each. (Mother's Day is May 30 in Nicaragua.)
Sponsor a Compassion child or make a one time donation to the rebuilding effort in Los Brasiles. Contact us for more details on how to do either option.