Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy new year and thank you to all of our donors

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season are having a happy new year.

With your help we were able to raise over $3000 through our calendar sales. This is enough money for us to ensure that over 800 children in DiriĆ”, Nicaragua will receive the necessary school supplies to attend school in the 2009 school year.

We are very happy that we will be able to continue helping the children of this town and very thankful to you, our donors, for making our work possible.

Due to your generous donation each of the children enrolled in our program will receive a backpack filled with school supplies; notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, crayons, pencil sharpeners, and more. Many children in Nicaragua are unable to attend school because their families cannot afford to buy them these basic items.

Your donation will also be used to keep our school nurse working in the schools providing basic medical care to the students.

Thank you for your generosity and caring.

We still have some calendars available if you weren't able to buy one before. Please contact us at if you'd like to order one...or more.

The Seamstress Group Shows Thanks

In December our group of seamstresses and tailors threw a thank you party for us to thank us for all the work we have been doing with them. With their hard work and our marketing they have had more work and been able to support their families better. The seamstress group has been making reusable shopping bags and beach bags and has received contracts with a variety of businesses. Most recently they have started making clothing for a shop in Granada.
To show their thanks the seamstresses and tailors took our director, Jennifer Schwinn, out for dinner and dancing at the overlook in DiriĆ”. Adolfo, one of the tailors, stated to Jennifer that they wanted to thank Proyecto Laguna for all our hard work in helping in their community and helping them improve their lives. It was a wonderful afternoon and it was nice to see how appreciative the community is.