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Alex Salzwedel's fundraiser for Nicaragua July 2020

Alex Salzwedel's fundraiser for Nicaragua July 2020

Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
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Trip Cost: $2,065

Application Deadline: April 22, 2020


In 2008, Villa Esperanza was established as a safe haven for young girls who had been abused and were at-risk in La Chureca. Initiated by a local Nicaraguan woman, Villa Esperanza became a place for girls to live in a safe home, receive nutritious meals and clean water, medical and psychological care, education and tutoring, vocational training, and emotional support. 

Over the years, the Villa has been able to expand and are now able to additionally offer a scholar’s program, discipleship for boys, and other outreach programs for at-risk children in the community. Queue: LOTS of soccer. 

Our team will have the honor of traveling to Managua, Nicaragua to spend time with this resilient, compassionate, beautiful community. We aim to bring with us a presence of encouragement, loving kindness, and FUN to remind each person we encounter that they are seen and offer an invaluable presence to the world. We do this through providing a day at the beach for the Villa's staff and girls, planning daytime activities for kids in the community, LOTS of soccer, eating meals together, painting, bracelet making, schoolyard cleaning, laughing and praying together. 

We will also be transformed and learn from our friends in ways that will likely affect the way we exist in the world - in the best way possible. So, we invite you to come with a humble heart, an open mind eager to learn, and a hopeful expectation to encounter profound beauty, learning to hold sorrow and joy at the same time. 

Important Information about this trip:

  • Trip cost includes airfare, food, lodging, insurance, ground transportation, and supplies. Team members are responsible for any additional costs during travel.
  • Interviews for each person take place upon receiving the trip application.
  • Passports are required, and must be valid for 6 months past the date of departure from the United States. Should you need a passport, or a passport renewal, please allow 4-6 weeks for the application and processing time.
  • Upon acceptance to the team, a non-refundable deposit of $25 will be required as you set up your fundraising and online profile. 
  • Fifty percent of the trip balance is due 2 months prior to departure, and is required in order to purchase plane tickets. The total balance of the trip cost is due two weeks prior to departure.

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Nicaragua July 2020
Trip ID# Nicaragua 2020

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Bridgetown Church 0
Portland, OR, US
On earth as it is in heaven
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Alex Salzwedel
Portland, OR

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Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

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Funded - January 02, 2020
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Alex Salzwedel's fundraiser for Nicaragua July 2020

by Alex Salzwedel 200 Lives Impacted Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

Trip Cost: $2,065Application Deadline: April 22, 2020APPLY HEREIn 2008, Villa Esperanza was established as a safe haven for young girls who had bee...

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