Your Donations Built This School InLa Empresa, Nicaragua

With your help, we've built hope for students in La Empresa, Nicaragua

Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid have partnered with buildOn to fund and build schools in rural communities in developing countries. In 2018, buildOn completed a new school in La Empresa, Nicaragua funded by your donations. Nicaragua has 6 million people with more than 29% of the population living below the poverty line and more than 16% unable to read and write. The village of La Empresa is a community of approximately 1,500 people with 435 young students. The students of La Empresa previously learned in four overcrowded classrooms. With their new facilities, they are able to learn in a functional building equipped with desks, space for every student, and bathrooms.

Meet the students of La Empresa, Nicaragua

Genesis Judith Rostran Torres is 6 years old and in the 1st grade. Her favorite subject is math and she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Through the donations we've collected at our Charity Fill-A-Bag Sales, you've helped break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and expectations for students like Genesis. The students of La Empresa thank you for your donations!

Check out the building process

See the other schools we’ve funded and learn about how you can help by participating in our Charity Fill-A-Bag Sales.

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