Dear Members and Supporters and Twin Towners
Life was already very tough in Nicaragua, but in November two hurricanes hit.
Nuevas Esperanzas reports that in the remote communities on the slopes of Telica, near León, Iota dumped a lot of rain and caused the loss of their corn and bean crops; the strong winds blew down trees damaging the pipeline that carries water to arsenic affected communities, cutting off the water supply to many families. Last weekend the team worked with members of the community to repair the broken pipes and one of the suspension bridges supplying clean water to El Caracol, Unión España and Nuevo Amanecer. Roads have also been damaged. These families need your support more than ever as they have lost their crops and income and the need is great.
OLAT has also been contacted by the Anglican Bishop of Nicaragua Rt Rev Harold Dixon, appealing for aid for the people on the Caribbean coast where homes have been destroyed by the hurricanes and some people have lost everything, the need is also great. We also still want to help NECAT (Nicaragua Education, Culture and Arts Trust) who are supporting children and their families in León at this very difficult time.
Oxford León Association and Trust is holding another fun fundraiser Quiz on Thursday 10 December, 7.45 for 8 pm and this time we are very excited that the fabulous Musicians that visited Oxford in April 2018, and played at the Misa Campesina – Franklin Martinez and Paco Luis Vega – will be playing their wonderful Latin American music, at the start of the Quiz, in the interval and at the end. This will be a real treat!
For Zoom details email Jen Houston: Jen_Houston at hotmail dot com
Our Quiz Maestro and Host is again the inimitable Mr John Tanner, and Our Quiz Maestra is again the lovely and knowledgeable Jan Marshall, many thanks for writing the Quiz Jan!
There will be five rounds of five questions each, the Quiz will take about an hour and answers given as we go along, the musicians will play at the start, the interval and the end.
There will be no prizes and no entry fees, only the kudos of winning! We hope that you will be able to make a donation to OLAT at:
We look forward to seeing friends old and new and especially the musicians Franklin and Paco Luis on Thursday 10 December, 7.45 for 8pm. Maybe friends and family would like to join in, everyone welcome! Make yourself comfortable in your little boxes, get in the groove with the music, ready with your drinks and nibbles and ready to enjoy some wonderful music, and we hope you have a fun time while supporting people who are in great need!
Stay safe and well and connected!
Jenny Houston Secretary OLAT –
Christian Marshall Bonilla Chair, OLAT