Pia de la Cuesta
Las Penitas, Nicaragua
La Florida, Peru
We are moving ahead to provide latrines for 180 Students and their teachers in Las Penitas, Nicarauga
This project will be completed with local labor and donated money.
As we reflect on 2020 and look to the future of The Arnold Foundation in 2021 we have to be grateful for those who continue to walk with us. As travel opens up, we still have plans to continue the effort of helping those we can. Stu and friends started out the year by helping repair houses in North Carolina, and thanks to donations we were able to purchase school supplies for 70+ school children in Las Penitas.
As the year unfolds, Armenia is a possibility, recycling is still on our minds, and we have been asked to provide funding to build latrines for Escuela Andres Castro in Las Penitas so 180 students plus their teachers have ‘facilities’. To continue to make a difference we continue to look for champions to help us provide for those who need a little help. Please consider getting involved either by donation of money, committing of time, or helping with ideas.
Thanks - Rick White
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In spring, 2010, a group of men answered an invitation to travel to Guatemala and volunteer on a school construction project. The work was hard, and the heat was blistering.
Roaming the impoverished village in which they worked, were a few pigs, the livestock of the locals. The pigs wore cumbersome triangles of sticks crudely tied around their necks to prevent them from wandering into village homes. On one afternoon, a member of the group, took a break and walked down the hill to be alone. He was exhausted, sore from the hard work, and weak from the hot midday sun. He missed his family and was emotionally drained from the poverty that he witnessed throughout the village. He was at his lowest.
As he sat there, he realized that one of the pigs had approached and stood nearby. The pig wore a yoke around its neck. He and the pig rested for a while, as though comforting each other for the burdens which they each carried. He named his pig Arnold.
The goal of the Arnold Foundation is to be useful, for an honorable purpose, to show compassion, and make a difference in someone’s life. This will be evidence that we have lived and lived well
As the week progressed, other members of the group noticed a pig standing nearby when they were at lowest…tired, sore, or in pain. They each found comfort in its presence. Arnold came to represent compassion, kindness and an outreach to others.
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Pia de la Cuesta, Guatemala
Continuing a new decade of service...
-Las Brisas Pre-School
-Puerto Manitca Pre-School
-Area wide support with school supplies