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We have move in…

…and if that wasn’t enough, also we had to face to wild virus. After our house at Sabaneta had sunken under water, our patience ran out with the owner. The bad luck started when the wet blessing (the rain) came out from the clogged pipelines at the kitchen, then we got it from the ceiling and finally, the water flooded us in everywhere making the house look like an island in the middle of a huge lake. therefore, the decision was quickly when we had the offer to rent the house next to us, at Tamarindo.
So, in the last three weeks, so, in the last three weeks one thing after another has happened quickly, that I still feel dizzy. We’ve talked with the parents, we’ve done repair work and painting, we’ve organized school transportation for the children from Sabaneta, we have packed our stuff and we’ve move into the new house at Tamarindo.
Eleven girls and boys from Sabaneta we have been able to integrate in the actual childcare of Los Gusanitos Tamarindo I, while groups of 12 girls and boys already have found refuge at the new house-Los Gusanitos Tamarindo II. Actually we have more than 40 girls and boys in a waiting list, they will integrate bit by bit, after complete our furnishings and the painting at Paraíso de Infancia Los Gusanitos Tamarindo II. So, from the middle of November of 2018, we going to take care a total of 90 of girls and boys in both childcare. Once again we overpass the limit of 80 children, buuuuuuuuut first, to Say-Not always have been one of my big weaknesses and second, the new house offers us lot of space
, ;-).
As if the stress of relocation had not been enough, at the same time we’ve been attacked by a wild virus, in that most of our girls and boys and also part of our Madrinas, got sick. the virus is associated with alarmingly high fevers, cough, bronchitis, and some of the cases with pneumonia. Thus, five of our children stayed in the hospital. Three of them suffered of pneumonia and two has to be feed artificially fed. Due to their questionable low weight condition. We’ve attended around of 30 sick children, that sometime we looked like a hospital than a cheerful childcare. The most affected were or children with low weight, that in the last months we have raised their weight to a reasonably acceptable body weight, they suffered the virus, they recovered by a day or two, before that again they got sick. It seems that the worst has already been overcome, because all of them are in the road of recovery, although some of them slightly trembling legs.
By the circumstances really hard that we have lived, also the administrative affairs stayed back, in that way was impossible to write something for the blog or answer emails. I hope your understanding and I convince myself that, slowly we going to be back to certain normality.

With a loving greeting
Priska Buchmann Scherer

In the past 4 months…

…our girls and boys has spent every minute of their free time making a beautiful little lamp, with a night table. As can not being from otherwise, the table is made up of a box of paperboard cover by a piece of cloth, ;-).
For first time we have faced our girls and boys to a long-term job, that has demanded a lot of patience, precision and resistance. Starting for the drawings and cutting of the geometric shapes, placing needles in an exactly distance and finally connect needles with thread with great precision. The electric part was made by Javiera and Nicole, after a quick training with our electrician.
To several girls and boys was hard to work meticulously, again and again they had to started over because something goes wrong. Neither was easy for them by not having a quick result. So, they often came to the limit of their patience, but the beautiful result has teaches us that the big effort it was worth it.

Thank you so much…

…for the congratulations because of my birthday that came from closer and far friends. I feel happy because lot of people that from one way or another had spent the time with me, 💝.
I enjoyed so much the party next to my girls, boys and godmothers. A huge hug to the godmothers that year by year put all the effort with children to make tender drawings, beautiful manual arts and joyful dances. Talking about drawings, I already have a trouble because I need walls for them, 🤔.
Thanks to the godmothers, my bedroom piecemeal lose the environment of humble. With a pain on my heart, I had to separate myself from my night table (a box cover by a piece of cloth) that was replace for a real night table. Now the wall is decorate with a mirror, that every morning smile me a gorgeous young girl that sticks me the tongue out
, 😋.

Vicious circle

Fathers, mothers, young people running away, again leaving their homeland, leaving their kids. Some for lack of economic perspectives and some for political pursuit. For lack of money, some people run away without passport putting themselves in risk of lose the road of hope.
The nightmare that chase to Nicaraguan people some centuries, is once again is real.
Fathers and mothers that six years ago has start to wake up of their lethargy mood, while they look for a job and little by little had could hold the responsibility by themselves. Though they had a job with not a good salary, they earned enough to buy food and paid the scholar fees of their kids. And they were the proud enough that could be able to take their children away from child labor.
It hurt in the depths of my heart, to see with impotence, that the work that we made together with these parents from one day to another is in danger to sinking in nothingness. Is hard for me to keep the sight in the eyes of our sad children that cry for their father or mother. While their lips suffer in silently, their eyes, speak about the lack of affection, worryness, encouragement words and the scolding of their parents.
I already have 11 years living in Nicaragua and today, this town full of Nicaraguan people has gave me a big lesson. I can understand that feeling of want to fall asleep without wake up. This magical state of lethargy, that you wish to follow without nothing and nobody wake you up. I understand why, I understand why they has abandoned themselves.
I have learned to understand why our job was hard at the beginning, because we needed this big effort to wake them up from their apathy. I can see the big sacrifice that they made and how hard was to them to stand up, again. I appreciate more than before the confidence that they have placed on us and I admire that despite all they have not lost hope and once again they have decide walk this hard road.
(Priska Buchmann Scherer)

Do you remember Aixa…

…The shy and exceptionally smart girl. The little girl that was one of the first girls that we assist about in our Paraiso de la infancia Los Gusanitos Tamarindo, the substitute mother that as big sister, always she had care about her siblings.
Aixa, once again has taught us that, “wherever love comes, has to come” and “against of crazy hormones, intelligence can’t.” 😉
but, it looks like we had failed in sexual education theme with her, but we are not upset with the birth of her little daughter, Mariquita. Well, actually, that sweetness is called Maria but, i can’t take the bad habit away of give proper nicknames to girls and boys that stay in my heart at first sight. ;-).
Dear Aixa, i feel happy that despite this little and sweet “incident” you keep with highschool. This, specially in our circumstance, it require lot of courage, strength and energy. I wish you that this little and tender creature give you the strength for the stony road in front of you, that her make you feel full of love and joy in difficult moments and that Mariquita has inherited lot of attributes of your good character.
(Priska Buchmann Scherer)