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Villa España

Pre School Community of Villa España

Friday, 14 November, 2008

The following is a translation of a report we received from Sister Lilliam Miranda in September 2008.

The community pre-school in Villa España now continues with teacher Verónica Treminio Alvarado. During this school year (2008) various difficulties have been experienced owing to the socio-economic reality of the country and the hike in the price of food. People are able to cover less and less of their basic necessities. For these reasons attendance at the pre-school has fallen off a little. At times mothers do not send their children to school because they don’t have clothes or because there is no food.

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Villa España after the Hurricane

Friday, 19 September, 2008

In 1998 Hurricane Mitch hit Nicaragua with devastating effect. Around the town of El Viejo 4,000 people were made homeless. About 1,000 of these were re-housed in a new settlement, now called Villa España, which was built by the Spanish Red Cross. Families moved into their new houses in 2003, over four years after Hurricane Mitch, having spent the intervening years in a temporary tented settlement.

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Villa España Pre-School and Primary School

Sunday, 25 September, 2005

In 1998 Hurricane Mitch hit Nicaragua with devastating effect. Around the town of El Viejo 4,000 people were made homeless. About 1,000 of these were re-housed in a new settlement, now called Villa España, which was built by the Spanish Red Cross. Families moved into their new houses in 2003, over four years after Hurricane Mitch, having spent the intervening years in a temporary tented settlement.

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