For over 15 years, the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland has participated in the Children of the Dump project in Chinendega, Nicaragua. Families were relocated to the Dump in 1998 after a series of volcanos devastated the region and left them to scavenge for food and basic amenities to survive. Rotary, through the Rotary Club of Humble/Intercontinental Rotary Club in District 5890 (Houston) and Rotarian Frank Huezo, started the project and it has grown under the District 6400 leadership of PDG Larry Wright, and PRID Mike McCullough.
From visiting Nicaragua to packing Shoe Boxes and Layettes, our club has been a strong supporter of the project.
The project includes:
- Having children attend school and receive one hot meal a day
- Creation of villages of micro farm settlements, providing a 400 sq. foot home and area to grow crops
- Annual Shoe Box program filled with shoes, school supplies and clothing for students
- Bags for unwed mothers
- Sewing machines and fabric for women to make clothes
- Distribution of school supplies and Rotary 4-Way Test posters, Rotary soccer balls and play equipment
Layettes for Nicaragua Rotary District 6400 View
Children of The Dump, A Modeling for Overcoming Poverty View
A Rotary Success Story: Children of The Dump View