Friday, March 21, 2008

Our Story

Si Quieres, Pueden Reir (If you want, they can laugh) is a project afiliated with a larger and well established organization called Casa Xalteva. Casa Xalteva is a non profit spanish school and educational center in the heart of Granada, Nicaragua which raises funds to help care for children that come from harsh economic conditions. "Si Quieres, Pueden Reir" is a project inspired by the philosophy of Casa Xalteva which is to help others that are in need without religious or personal biases.

Our project was founded by three people from Casa Xalteva. Our organization consists of one student from Canada (Kathryn Moncur) and two local Nicaraguans who are important staff members at Casa Xalteva (Jose Andres Martinez Barahona and Juan Carlos Roblero.) Through our work and the help of other generous staff members and students, we are devoted to help the school "Jose De La Cruz Mena" by raising funds, collecting materials, and creating excursions to the school and town. Another goal is to educate students about the reality of poverty and the possible solutions that create hope.

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