Our Current MissionWCRF is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children learn skills to help foster a better way of life in the future. Geographically, our recent focus has been in northern Nicaragua in the village of La Calle Real east of Malpasillio where over 90% of the people live in extreme poverty. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in all of Central and South America. In La Calle Real most people live and support their families as subsistence farmers. After generations of division, family land has been divided into tiny plots that can barely produce enough corn and beans to last between three and nine months. To supplement their income, people work as day laborers, or seasonally migrate to work on sugar and coffee plantations.
La Calle Real Living ConditionsMost families do not have running water, refrigeration, washing machines, dryers, or stoves. Most cooking is done inside or outside over an open fire. Most transportation is by foot, bike, and bus if you can get to the main highway. Nutrition is poor with the staple food being rice and beans. Better off families own some livestock. Education beyond secondary school is priced reasonably, but is beyond the means for most LCR families. Although most medical care is free, you must travel to the larger cities, and be willing to wait for long periods of time.
Our GoalOur goal is to help the people improve their living conditions through improved infrastructure, and other aid to enable and teach self-sustainable skills that can be perpetuated in the community. In building this base of self-sustainability, we are delivering the following:
- Medical and Dental Care
- Water and other infrastructure projects
- Education and basic primary and secondary school supplies
- Economic self-sustainability projects
- Enrichment activities in sports, art, crafts, dance and music
"I am now on my way back from Nicaragua, and wanted to thank you for your purchase and/or donation to Leycar and his community. Leycar and the community leaders were overwhelmed by your generosity, and were impressed that you would give to people that you may not know personally. They asked me to thank all of you for helping their school and community.
They are a humble and God fearing people, and truly believe that the aid they received and the work we are doing is a blessing from God. During our June trip we were able to deliver the proceeds of the sale of Leycar's (pronounced Laker) paintings personally at his house in front of a crowd of extended family members.
Leycar received nearly $200 that he plans to use to take more art lessons in Leon and to help his family improve basic living conditions. Forty percent of the funds raised for the paintings, plus additional donations were used to open an account in Leon for the LCR community in the amount of 7000 cordobas ($304). (See the list of some of the projects to be completed or started in the community that this money can be used for )
We also picked up about 12 new paintings from Leycar and brought him his first real canvas and professional paint supplies for future paintings. We will post all new paintings on the WCRF website.
I want to thank you again in behalf of these Nicaraguan children. You can be assured that 100% of your donation went to this impoverish community."
WCRF Latest Newsletter
Some members of the MSBL (Men's Senior Baseball League) will be teaming up with WCRF to benefit kids in Nicaragua. Learn more about the MSBL charity trip
March 2012--Charitour. Our group of twelve volunteers did a great job... (read more)
For volunteers to get involved, please see the Chari-Tour page for information on our upcoming Chari-Tour Trip in June of 2012.
Here is a newspaper article (Mountain Democrat) summarizing the dental aid humanitarian trip in May 2011