Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America, and the 2nd poorest country in the entire western hemisphere. According to the CIA World Factbook, 29.6% of our country’s citizens are living below the poverty line. Get Up Stand Up Surf is fully conscious of this reality, and we are grateful for the opportunity to make positive change for our community and economy.
GSUP extends the value of giving back on a local scale, every day. In January, 2017, Keny came into our lives while searching for a job. GSUP founder Marcos Pereira got to know Keny, a 14 year old girl with a 1 year old daughter. She was desperate to support her family, a household of 11 living in within walls of plastic. Unfortunately for Keny, the legal working age in Nicaragua is 18.
Marcos was heartbroken, but determined to help her. Despite the many hardships she faces on a daily basis, Keny is always smiling and kind to others. Marcos has since started the Spreading Love Project, to build a stable home for Keny and her family. Already, her home is being reconstructed piece by piece. This is just the beginning, there is so much more we strive to do.
If you want to help us Spreading Love, send us a message! Just imagine the day Keny’s family enters their new house with strong walls, tiles on the floor, mattresses to sleep on, and call it their home. The potential to change lives is unlimited, and we can’t wait to spread love to as many people, families, and communities as possible. Thanks to you for supporting GSUP, and each individual touched by the Spreading Love Project.
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