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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nicaragua Orphanage for Girls

Many of you know that the Sweet family enjoys spending their winters in Granada, Nicaragua. Last February, Andrea and Larrie visited a girls orphanage and fell in love with the spirit and life of the 19 girls that are housed there.
During their visit that day, they noticed the girls did not have simple necessities, like sheets for their beds, towels, or shampoo. Of course Andrea went to the market the next afternoon and bought shampoo, soap and hair bows, but the bigger problem was buying sheets and towels for all the girls.
One friday night when they got back to Charlotte, Andrea and Larrie had a spontaneous hot dog night at their condo and started talking about Ingrid and Maria and Carmen. Larrie showed the others pictures and simply enough they raised unexpected $650!!
Now the girls will have sheets and towels and extra cloth to buy a sewing machine that each girl will have time to use to learn the trade of sewing.
More money has been raised and is being sent down this month. The funds are being sent to a friend, Nancy, who buys what the girls need. Just a little grass roots effort helping 19 precious girls.
More pics and stories to come.
(picture from Nancy Bergman, Casa San Fransisco, Granada, Nicaragua)

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