To quote the old Billie Holiday tune, “The difficult I’ll do right now. The impossible will take a little while.” Every day our Nicaraguan communities are doing the difficult and chipping away at the impossible. For our part, with the Cien Amigos Society, we are building a sustaining membership of social investors who share this vision of overcoming the impossible.
On Oct. 18 Project Schoolhouse celebrated its inaugural event of the Cien Amigos Society. Over 140 friends, sponsors, volunteers, board members and supporters, new and old, came together for a beautiful evening at the Sekrit Theatre in East Austin. Executive Director Tab Barker, Board Member J.P. Kloninger, and long-time PSH supporter and in-country volunteer, Alicia Smith, took turns describing the good work Project Schoolhouse performs in Nicaragua and the children who have grown with us.
As guests enjoyed a typical meal of gallo pinto, we screened a PSH documentary featuring our latest school and water projects. We saw lush valleys, mud-carved roads, joyful children, and above all—the hard labor and dedication of our partner families and volunteers achieving what previously seemed impossible: clean water, strong schools, brighter futures.
We want to thank everyone who attended and volunteered at our inaugural Cien Amigos gathering. In just one evening, we received 13 Cien Amigos commitments, 13 recurring pledges for our Futuro Fund, and 37 one-time donations, all of which will help us continue to build healthy, sustainable communities in Nicaragua.
Thank you for making our first Cien Amigos gathering a huge success!
The following businesses graciously supported our Cien Amigos event. Please join us in thanking them: