For 5 years the Women Softball League in Managua has had no activity. In June 2010, W/NP supplied 8 teams from the league with bats, batting helmets, catcher gear and some t-shirts. Donations for the League are still coming with each shipment to Nicaragua.
The Managua league coordinator named the league after W/NP because they considered the donations the main reason they were able to start up the league again.
A special thanks to Colin Hanson for the Edgar Wildcats t-shirt uniforms and his effort to get good sports equipment for the children in Nicaragua.
Another special thanks to Judy Miller and Daniel Leavenworth for sending and sorting the t-shirts, uniforms and sports equipment. And a huge special thanks to all the volunteers from Wisconsin who collect sports equipment for the teams. Thanks to all of you, over 1,500 people have been impacted in Nicaragua.
Click here to read a PDF on woman's softball!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- 2010: With the help of 23 volunteers from Wisconsin and Nicaragua, 2,156 people were evaluated with eye exams and fitted for glasses in the city of Estelí. This project was made possible by glasses donated by Lions International and by the help of all the personnel of the Fabretto School.
- 2009: With the help of 20 from Wisconsin and Nicaragua, 891 people were evaluated with eye exams and fitted for glasses as needed the island of Ometepe. This project was made possible by glasses donated by Lions International.
- 2008: This year, the project was located in Boaco at the Alcadia and at the Center of Health in Las Lagunas. During the five day mission, 1891 people were evaluated with eye exams and fitted for glasses as needed. This project was made possible by the glasses donated by Lions International.
Click here to read the Jinotega-Los Brasiles – Modesto Armijo Report (Jan 16–26, 2015)
Click here to read the Ocotal Report (Jan 22-Feb 1, 2015)
Click here to read the Rio Blanco Report (Jan 26-31, 2014)
Click here to read the Bluefiled Eye Project trip report (.pdf)
Click here to view Eyeglass Trip to Bluefields, Nicaragua (Jan. 20 - Jan. 30 2012) (.pdf)
Click here to read Nicaraguan Mission of Hope and Sight (.pdf)
Click here to view the Chinandega--Somatillo Eye Trip Report (Jan 27-Feb 1, 2013)
Wood stove smoke is a problem for ladies and the rest of their families, especially children, in rural Nicaragua as well as in the large cities. Click here to read full report
For more information:
- The everyday hazard that kills over 3 million people each year
- Household air pollution, which mostly occurs through the use of solid fuels for cooking, heating and lighting, leads to the death of over 3m people each year with poorer countries most at risk, George Arnett, Wednesday 10 September 2014
- Around 9,000 people die each day because of what is being used to cook, light and heat their homes.
- A new report in the Lancet shows that 3bn people worldwide are exposed to household air pollution (HAP) through the burning of solid fuels such as coal, charcoal, wood and crops. It is one of the biggest environmental factors leading to morbidity causing 6 times as many deaths as second-hand-smoke.