Davis & Elkins College
A team for CEPAD USA
Please help us support the exciting work of CEPAD, a Nicaraguan NGO. They promote local, sustainable development, rather than mere aid.
Eleven students and three faculty from Davis & Elkins College travelled to Nicaragua in January 2014 as a part of a social justice class. We were hosted by CEPAD and we participated in three of their projects: sustainable agriculture, micro-loans for women's empowement, and community development. Through more than 40 other projects across Nicaragua, CEPAD has been run by Nicaraguans since 1972, empowering people and promiting justice and dignity. CEPAD hosted a service-learning trip which was life transformative for both students and faculty. Any support will be designated for CEPAD's agricultural training programs and will go directly to support farmers and their families. Davis & Elkins intends to have a sustained partnership with CEPAD and we would appreciate your support for this organization. Please follow the links to CEPAD's homepage to see the wonderful things they are doing and how your help - of whatever amount - will positively impact their development work. If we achieve our overall fundraising goal of $1820, we will be able to provide all the training, tools and seeds for a year in one of CEPAD's rural partner communities.