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NEWS!  ENJOY A VIDEO OF A NICA trip – see old friends and relive the experience, thanks to Friends’ co-founder Dick Wiltamuth!  http://youtu.be/lZAXYB_mx-I. And please remember…OUR MATCHING GRANT for housing for the poor. WE’RE ALMOST THERE!!  We are currently less than … Continue reading

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PLEASE HELP US house the poor!

We are only $1150 from our $12,000 matching grant to house the poor of Nicaragua!  Can you help?  Contributions of any amount are welcome — all contributions will be DOUBLED!

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Pete White swims for the poor

As you know, Friends has recently received a $12000 matching grant opportunity to construct houses for homeless families in Nicaragua. Currently we have raised $8000 and are trying hard to raise the remaining $4000. To that end, last week Pete … Continue reading

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GREAT NEWS!!!  On June 18 2014,Friends of Students for 60,000 was approved for a third “challenge” (matching) grant, this time for $12,000, from the California-based humanitarian SG Foundation to continue our house-building in Chacraseca! This means that we really need … Continue reading

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WELCOME BACK FROM ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL NICARAGUA TRIP and a job well done, Pete White and FSF60K!

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Have a look at Friends’ recent activities on our Facebook page!

Have a look at Friends’ recent activities on our Facebook page!

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Friends and Nicaraguans mourn the passing of Sister Rita

June 19, 2013 — Maryknoll Sister Rita Owczarek, a long-time nurse, health educator and missioner in Nicaragua, died last Sunday in the Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care in New York. She was 95 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister … Continue reading

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Friends Nicaragua Trip

Led by veterans Pete White, Dick Wiltamuth, Kate Shreck and Bill Ofenloch, eight members of Friends made a successful trip to Nicaragua from Apr. 8-15. They brought $32000 with them, mostly from donations from Friends contributors. These funds were used … Continue reading

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From our members who run Project HOPE: Dear Friends of HOPE- Thanks to all of our dedicated friends and supporters, we were able to serve over 175 guests a wonderful St Patrick’s Day supper, sponsored by the Friends of Students … Continue reading

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March 2013 meeting minutes

The March meeting focused on discussion of the upcoming Friends’ trip to Nicaragua April 8 – 15 led by Pete White, including the suggested program of activities, visits, and trip logistics. Also discussed was progress in establishing an enhanced web … Continue reading

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