A mural for the latest pre-school in Puerto Morazán

We like to make the Puerto Morazan pre-schools as colourful and welcoming as possible, and our latest pre-school, the Flor de Margarita in Pancasan now has its very own mural. This vibrant wall art was designed by Nicaraguan artist and painted by parents and children at the pre-school.

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Flor de Margarita pre-school is open!

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The latest pre-school in Puerto Morazan is our 9th! Funded by donations from Bristol people, the Flor de Margarita pre-escolar is in the community of Pancasan in Puerto Morazan. Flor de Margarita is Nicaraguan for Daisy, which has a meaning for our generous donors. The inauguration party was held in late February with traditional dance displays and visits from local dignitaries as well as some of our newest students who will benefit from the Montessori education.

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In memory of Betty Roser

Friends of Morazan have installed another latrine, this one is for the children of San Francisco preschool (see the very cute video) and the funds were donated by Steve Roser in memory of his mother Betty.

Friends of Morazan – Betty Roser latrine in San Francisco

 

If you would like to commemorate a loved one with a compost toilet, do get in touch. Or go the whole hog and build a pre-school in their memory.

Drinkable water for Puerto Morazán

Everybody has the right to clean, drinkable water.

It’s something that many of us take for granted, but the reality for many people in Nicaragua is not so straightforward.

In areas with no municipal water supply, there are two choices –
buy expensive bottled water, or take the risk of drinking the potentially dangerous water from the nearest well or river. Children are especially vulnerable to the dangers inherent in drinking dirty water.

So, what can we do?

Friends of Morazán is raising money to buy water filters for local communities, and not just any old water filters either – ones that are made locally and therefore support the Nicaraguan economy. These water filters, designed by Potters for Peace, are truly amazing – lined with colloidal silver, they clear out 99.9% of the bacteria commonly found in dirty water. Able to filter between one and three litres of water per hour, the simple construction of the pressed bucket made of local terracotta clay and sawdust means that there’s hardly anything to go wrong on them – even better!

We are aiming to install at least 30 water filters, with each one given to a pre-school classroom in the Puerto Morazán municipality. Healthy children learn better, and the children who study in the schools can have clean drinking water to stay hydrated and so learn more effectively.

This is one of those opportunities to make a real difference in a child’s life, and at a cost of only £25 each – an amount that many of us spend without really thinking about it – it’s fair to say that any investment made in water filters such as these is money well spent.

DONATE NOW!

For more information go here

Filters out 99.9% of water-borne bacteria

Filters already supplied to OXFAM, UNICEF & Red Cross

Made in Nicaragua