The Cape Cod Community College Rotaract Club has been working on raising funds for a project to help extremely poor children living in Nicaragua. The Children of the Dumps Nicaragua project is an international service project to help the poor.
At this year’s 61st annual Rotary Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, club members are selling bracelets made out of recycled wallpaper made by children in Nicaragua. Club members are also selling baked goods donated by local bakeries at their new French Bistro booth. The booth was both designed and painted by Rotaract Club members.
The money raised from the sale of the bracelets and the baked goods goes directly to support lunch food and school education for poor children in Nicaragua. The opportunity to get an education in Nicaragua means that children have a chance to pull themselves out of poverty. Some children are living in extreme poverty to the point where have only one set of clothes and families search through the trash at the dump in order to find food to eat.
The Rotaract Club has been to Nicaragua and has partnered with a local Rotary Club in Granada. We have brought donated clothing and soccer balls and have also sent funding to help purchase school uniforms for those who cannot afford them.