Healthcare for Pregnant Women in Nicaragua

 
$23,194
$1,806
Raised
Remaining
Mar 31, 2010

Construction Begins!

CV Superintendent Miguel Zapata (far left) and team members.
CV Superintendent Miguel Zapata (far left) and team members.

Hi, Global Giving Supporters!

Good news. Construction has begun on our land site in Nicaragua. We've hired an excellent project superintendent and feel confident with our Nica team. At this point, we expect a 10-month construction schedule, which takes us to late fall of 2010. Thanks for your continued support and interest. I can't tell you how important you are to us!

We still need to raise about $60,000 to complete basic construction, so spread the word! And please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about our work.

Abrazos, Susan

Dec 28, 2009

Best wishes and blessings for the New Year

Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your support!

Dear Awesome Supporters:

As the year comes to a close, many of you will be thinking about who to support with your end-of-year donations. We ask that you please consider Clinica Verde.

In late January, we plan to begin construction on our environmentally sustainable health clinic for women and children living in poverty. We've spent the past 2 1/2 years designing, refining and working to build support for this plan, and we're proud of it. But most of all we're excited for the day that Clinica Verde will open its doors to the rural population of Nicaragua to provide health and opportunity to families in need.

We hope that you will continue to be a part of our vision and good work in the world. We need about $70,000 to complete construction.The economy has made fund-raising more difficult than ever, so your contribution is vital. Please help us to reach our goal!

We are deeply grateful for each and every one of you. Happy New Year – and thanks for your belief and commitment to our work.

Gratefully,

Susan Dix Lyons Peter Stanley Donald E. Farrar Dennis de Vreede Kenneth B. Weeman Dr. Timothy Lyons Dr. Mary Huber Bill Bylund Rafael Rios Dr. Elquis Castillo Dr. Ramiro Lopez Margarita Gurdian Cristiana Chamorro

The families of Boaco, Nicaragua

Dec 15, 2009

Our Annual Meeting in Granada, Nicaragua

Thank you for supporting Clinica Verde.
Thank you for supporting Clinica Verde.

Hi, Supporters:

I'm checking in with you again to provide a quick update of our progress. In November, we held our third annual meeting of the board in Granada, Nicaragua. It was a great, productive trip! I'm attaching a copy here of the Chairman's report that I delivered to the group.

A couple of brief updates from that meeting:

• We pushed our construction start date to January 2010 to give us time to do some additional fine-tuning to the plan. If all goes according to expectations, that should take us to a completion date of October 2010. Spread the word and help us gain support!

• We are very pleased to add to our Board of Directors Dennis de Vreede of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dennis is currently CFO of the international real estate development company REDEVCO and has been an Advisor to Clinica Verde during the past year. Dennis has been a tremendous asset to our project, spreading the word and cultivating interest in our work outside of Latin America and the U.S. He'll be helping us with the financial side of Clinica Verde and heading up development in Europe. Welcome, Dennis!

In addition to the design and construction work that's taking place, we're working hard to raise $60K more to complete clinic construction. We could really use your help and support! Please let me know if you have any ideas.

Thanks again for being such stalwart supporters. I am so very grateful for you!

All the best, Susan Dix Lyons


Attachments:
Aug 10, 2009

Back from Nicaragua

Hi, People:

Just got back from a trip to Nicaragua a week ago. At this stage we're waiting for our Nicaraguan architect to complete his final drawings so we can put the work for the next stages out to bid. Things are looking good, but we need your support more than ever!

I'm posting a photo of some friends from the village of Empalme de Boaco. The family featured lives in the home in the background – one bed for 8 people and a hammock for the baby, who was sleeping inside. Most of the children sleep on the dirt floor, which, in rainy season (now!) seeps with water. You can imagine the health issues this brings up.

Thanks, as always, for your invaluable support!

Hasta pronto, Susan

Jul 28, 2009

Update on the Land Site!

Just checking in to share the latest news on the site! As you can see from the photo, the land site is now filled with select material and we're ready to move forward. I'm going to Nicaragua this week to check in on the progress.

On the U.S. front, I continue to work hard at raising funds and interest. Please continue to share our work with your friends!

Thanks again for your generous support.

Saludos, Susan

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Project Leader

Susan Dix Lyons

Staff member
Angwin, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Healthcare for Pregnant Women in Nicaragua