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Please fund my service project to Nicaragua!!!

Hello Everyone!

I am a part of the 2011 Global Outreach Nicaragua service project from Fordham University. This is my first GO! Trip and I’m very excited! I know that this is going to be a life-changing experience for me!
Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest country in the Western hemisphere (right behind Haiti). The GO! Nicaragua team will be settled in Siuna, Nicaragua and 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. We will also be learning about women and microfinance. We plan to visit small businesses owned by women and learn how microfinance has helped them develop and improve their trade and profits. In addition, 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.

For those that know me know that I have a passion for fashion :) but I also have a passion for making a difference and standing up for equality especially for women’s rights. I would love to dedicate my life to help better the lives of people all throughout the world through empowerment and sustainability. I inspire to combine my love for fashion and women’s empowerment possibly by fundraising through fashion shows and conducting more ‘fashion for a cause’ campaigns- which is why this trip means so much to me! - Because it will give me a one in a lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand the inequality of women in Nicaragua. I want to use the knowledge that I learn to better my understanding and how I make a difference.

Our success with a project like this could never be achieved without the support of various people, organizations, and communities. The team and I must raise the cost of our expenses, which include travel costs to there and around the country. Outside assistance is instrumental in allowing us to truly provide and make the best possible difference we can. The GO! Nicaragua Team consists of 10 members each of whom are required to raise $2100. Whatever help you can provide would be sincerely and greatly appreciated! You can donate via this website!!!

Please donate even if its just $5(anything goes a long way). I will appreciate it tremendously. BTW: Thank you for taking the time out to read this! ☺

If you want to make a donation by check; it can be made out to Global Outreach and are tax deductible. In the memo section please write Nicaragua/Marte so that the check will be placed into my account. Please send to:
Global Outreach
C/O Campus Ministry
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458

I would be glad to discuss with you about my trip or send you pictures upon returning. Thank you for showing interest in helping us as ambassadors of Fordham University. Your generosity will help to aid the poor throughout the world.


Thank you,

Silvia Marte
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