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.
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!
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