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Help fund my service project to Nicaragua in March! We will be working with the indigenous Miskitu community and we need your support!

I am a part of the 2011 Global Outreach Nicaragua service project from Fordham University. I led this trip my senior year and now I get the amazing opportunity to chaperone! Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest country in the Western hemisphere (right behind Haiti). During our time in Siuna, Nicaragua, we will be working with Bridges to Community, an organization dedicated to community development. We will be helping to build a house for a family who resides in a tin hut, as well as volunteer at a women’s health clinic and a microcredit office. We will live and work amongst the indigenous Miskitu people to see their homes, learn about their strong culture, language and current struggles and see how Bridges is making a difference by empowering the members of the community. Having spent time in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, I have already seen the poverty that results from being ignored by the government. There is so much to learn about the way we treat each other and there’s never enough help to be given. This will be my 4th trip through Global Outreach (Brazil '06, Romania '07 and Nicaragua '09). These trips shaped who I am, my career goals and my desire to focus my life towards public health, education and social justice. Our dedicated team of 10 meets weekly for intense preparation in culture, community, language and most especially, service with and for our sisters and brothers around the world. This team of women is AMAZING and I am so excited to embark with them on this experience. Our success depends on YOU! We must raise the cost of our own expenses which include travel, housing, donating materials, food, etc. The total cost for the trip is $1100 and it costs $122.22 a day to sponsor my 9-day project. Any money fundraised over goes directly to the other members of my team, which is why I'm asking for the amount they're required to pay. Whatever help you can provide would be sincerely and greatly appreciated. I will share with you the journey of our trip! We are also fundraising every Monday at Fordham at Lincoln Center!! Stop by! Alternatively, if you don't want to use the internet: (IF YOU WANT TO DONATE WITH CHECKS -- they are NOT subject to the service fee from this website, which is awesome): Donation checks can be made out to Global Outreach and are tax deductible. In the memo section please write Nicaragua/Schoer so that the check will be placed into my account. Please send to: Global Outreach Fordham University 113 W. 60th St. LL 217C New York, NY 10023 SUPPORT LOVE AND INSPIRE CHANGE! FOR MORE INFO: http://www.fordham.edu/go http://www.bridgestocommunity.org
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