In this issue:
- Letter from the CEO
- Together For Health
- 2022 Events
- Entrepreneurship in Los Robles
Letter from the CEO:
2022 is upon us and we are grateful for your continued partnership. People like you are the reason we exist today, having evolved from a sustainable tourism framework in 2007 to the full-fledged community development organization we are today. As international travel has become increasingly difficult, we have found new ways to connect communities with resources from people and institutions who want to make a difference.
Kids like Elieser (see above) prove that success does not define us, our effort does. Yours and mine – together our collective effort makes generational change possible for people, families, and entire communities. Families like those we highlight below not only reflect the urgent needs but also the inspiring strength of the families we partner with in Nicaragua.
Our 2022 events calendar offers a number of ways to get involved, both in the USA and abroad. We hope to see you soon, either in-person or virtually. Please reach out to learn more. In the meantime, thank you for being part of the Comunidad Connect family!
Together For Health:
Angel Elieser is 5 years old. He lives in Los Robles with his mother Rosibel, three siblings, and stepfather. At the age of 3, he was struck by a car leaving him with brain trauma and multiple bone fractures.
His mother’s only wish is that he will be able to speak and walk one day. Since enrolling in our Together For Health program, Elieser has made significant improvements in his mobility (see above) and speech therapy. Thank you for being a partner and for supporting patients like Elieser.
Crimarelin Castro is 3 years old and is the newest patient of our Together For Health program. A serious pneumonia infection at an early age resulted in a tracheostomy procedure in addition to several severe diagnoses.
Now that she is in Together For Health, Comunidad Connect will visit her home monthly with a medical professional, provide her with medicine, and facilitate her therapy through transportation to specialists throughout Nicaragua. We will keep you updated throughout the year on her health and progress.
Entrepreneurship in Los Robles:
Fatima and Dabeyda are talented sisters from Los Robles, Nicaragua. Their handmade items include backpacks, fanny pouches, table coverings, and more. If you are interested in purchasing any products, please let us know by replying to this news bulletin or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your purchase will directly support local entrepreneurs in Nicaragua. Thank you!