Annual Presentation, 2021

Hola amigos,

Espero que te encuentres bien! Ayer anduve en la isla Zapatera, en la escuelita, gracias al apoyo del proyecto pude llevarles comida,(huevos, cornflake, avena, maseca, pastas alimenticias, aceite, salsa de tomate, azúcar, etc) así también compré materiales didácticos los niños no tenía para ir a la escuela (cuadernos, lápices, lapiceros, borradores, tarjadores, etc.). También llevamos gaseosas, galletas, caramelos para que los niños disfrutaran un rato en la escuela. Todos estaban muy contentos. También compre ropa usada para llevarles. Por cuestión de pandemia casi nadie de los padres trabaja y su ropa estaba muy dañada así que decidí llevar ropa a todos, como siempre es mi mayor felicidad ir a la isla y llevar su ayuda a esos niños que lo necesitan. Me siento muy agradecido siempre por el valioso apoyo suyo y de toda la junta directiva del proyecto. 

Gracias a todos, un fuerte abrazo, saludos.

Lázaro

Hi friends,

I hope you are well! Yesterday I was on Zapatera Island, in the little school, thanks to the support of the project I was able to bring them food (eggs, cornflake, oatmeal, corn flour, pasta, oil, tomato sauce, sugar, etc.) I also bought teaching materials that the children did not have to attend school (notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, scorecards, etc.) We also brought sodas, cookies, candy so that the children could enjoy the afternoon at school. Everyone was very happy. I also bought used clothes to take them. Due to the pandemic, almost none of the parents work and their clothes were very damaged so I decided to bring clothes to all of them, as it is always my greatest happiness to go to the island and bring help to those children who need it. I feel always very. grateful for the valuable support of everyone, and the entire board of the project.

Thank you all, a big hug, greetings.

Lázaro

Coronavirus Care Package #1

Estimados amigos que apoyaron a Lazaroproject para poder llevar ayuda a  familias de la Isla Zapatera, para enfrentar la pandemia del Coronavirus, debo agradecer en nombre de todas y cada una de las familias, las que viven momentos dificiles y que gracias a nuestro apoyo cambiaron, recibieron mucha alegría y productos que los ayudará a protegerse, son todos ustedes ángeles para estas personas, de parte de ellos les doy las gracias y mis muestras de admiracion y respeto, por  contribuir en una causa noble, Dios les bendiga a todos.

Fraternalmente.

Lázaro García.

Annual Presentation, 2019

Health Initiative 2019

School Supplies and Nutritious Foods, and a New White Board!

Message from Lázaro:

Good afternoon dear friends!

It is a pleasure to have this meeting with you. First of all I want to thank you for being part of Lazaro Project.

I thank you for working in this noble Project, I thank you for being builders of the future of many children in my country who have received your support. Lázaro Project has been of great impact in every body of the children of Denis Martínez School.

Since 2015, children have received food, educational materials, school bags, uniforms, shoes and this year was of great impact on the health side, thanks to their support the children had personalized medical attention they were wormed, vitaminized , and received basic medicines for health. They received toothpastes and toothbrushes, during medical attention we found children with low weight and many parasites, now that problem was resolved.

My country is currently experiencing a crisis that is 19 months, started in April 2018, since then life is very difficult, thousands of people are unemployed, hundreds of companies closed, more than 150 thousand people have emigrated to other countries looking for a job, In many homes the people get only for a meal time.
Dear friends, I hope you continue to supporting our children.

Today more than ever they need your support, I wish Lazaro Project could grow and to help more schools and children in my country.

God bless you, a hug to all.

Lázaro García.

2nd Semester Presentation, 2018

Message from Lázaro:

Dear friends who support Lázaro Project in the United States of America,

It is an honor to thank you for the great help that you provide for the kids of our school on Zapatera island.

Currently, my country is experiencing one of the biggest political upheavals in recent years that is affecting the form of life and economy of all Nicaraguans. In these difficult times in our history, your support has even higher a value than normal. For that reason, we are asking your ongoing support, and perhaps in the next year we can reach even more schools and students that need our support.

Once again I’d like to thank you, and be well assured your help is reaching the students that truly need it, and is having a great impact for their families.

I leave you with very cordial greetings,

Lázaro García.

En español:

Estimados amigos que apoyan Lázaro Project en los Estados Unidos de América.

Es un honor para mí dirigirme a ustedes para darle las gracias por esa gran ayuda que brindan para los niños de nuestra escuela en la isla Zapatera.

En la actualidad mi país vive una convulsión política de las más grandes de los últimos tiempos, que está afectando la forma de vida y la economía de todos los nicaragüenses, en estos momentos difíciles de nuestra historia su apoyo tiene un valor de mucho peso, y es por esa razón que solicitamos nos continúen apoyando, y quizás en el próximo año podamos llegar a más escuelas y más niños que necesitan de nuestro apoyo.

Una vez más agradezco su apoyo y tengan la plena seguridad que su ayuda está llegando a niños que verdaderamente lo necesitan y que está siendo de gran impacto en sus familias.

Me despido muy cordialmente de ustedes.

Lázaro García.

1st Semester Presentation, 2018

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Over 4 years, we have raised $7,700 to provide nourishment and school supplies for our school in Nicaragua! We presented teachers and volunteer parents with certificates, and a big check to the school to commemorate our achievements thus far.

Wow – what a beginning to 2018! Finally, after four years supporting our school in Nicaragua, three of our board members were able to visit and meet the students, teachers, community, and island where the school is located! We had a party to celebrate all of our successes, and brought a giant suitcase of school supplies to leave with the school for their 2018 academic year. It was great to get a first-hand evaluation to see the successes and opportunities of the school. We were so thankful for the opportunity to enjoy time with the Isla Zapatera community, and even more motivated and inspired to continue donating, and making a bigger impact on these kids lives.

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Ben taught the students how to play duck duck goose… “Pato pato ganzo!”

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We were excited to leave students with a whole suitcase of school supplies!

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Many parents watched through the windows as we distributed food and drinks to the kids for our party. It was a hot day and we packed the entire school of 70 students into this one classroom to celebrate!

2nd Semester Presentation, 2017

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This year’s student graduation was dedicated to the school’s cofounder Katia Córdova and her husband, Julio Delgadillo.

Message from Lázaro:

Hello dear friends! We end another year that has brought a lot of happiness to every kid at our school Denis Martínez on Zapatera Island. We have had a year of many successes, and personally I was able to visit your country for the very first time, and reunite with Ben after many years. We are already on our third consecutive year that, with all of your help, we have changed the lives of the kids, improving their quality of life by contributing to their quality of life and quality of education. It is incredible what can be done when you have a big heart willing to help those who are in need. Many thanks to all of you and your friends, with hopes that in the coming years we can expand to help other schools that need our help.

This past 6th of December was the end of our academic year with 70 students, who we have been able to support. Three young students have now graduated and will be attending high school in the nearby city of Granada – a new chapter of their lives.

A big hug to everybody and I hope that this year has brought you many sucesses and that you have a blessed Christmas and holiday season.

Sincerely,

Lázaro

En español:

Hola estimado amigo Ben!! Culminamos otro año en el que hemos llevado mucha alegría y felicidad a cada niño de la escuela Denis Martínez en la Isla Zapatera, ha sido un año de muchos éxitos, en lo personal pude conocer tu país y reunirme contigo después de muchos años, ya es el tercer año consecutivo en el que, con tu apoyo y de muchos otros amigos hemos cambiado la vida de los niños, mejorando su calidad de vida y contribuyendo a su educación y formación personal, resulta increíble lo que se puede hacer cuanto se tiene un gran corazón para apoyar aquellos que lo necesitan, muchas gracias a ti y a todos nuestros amigos que ponen su grano de arena y ojalá en años venideros podamos aumentar  la ayuda a otras escuelitas con niños que necesitan nuestro apoyo.

El pasado 06 de diciembre fue el cierre del año escolar en el que culminaron 70 escolares a los cuales hemos apoyado y terminan su primaria tres jóvenes los cuales van a secundaria a la ciudad de Granada, es una nueva etapa para sus vidas.

un abrazo a todos y que en este año que casi termina les deseo muchos éxitos y que pasen una navidad con muchas bendiciones.

saludos.

Lázaro García.

Expense Reports and Receipts Available To Donors Upon Request.

1st Semester Presentation, 2017

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Our money this semester went towards purchasing school uniforms for all students of the school we support!

Watch a video that Lázaro filmed!

Message from Lázaro:

Hello dear friends,

Yesterday I delivered the school uniforms to the children of Denis Martinez school. This moment was very joyful, and it is an honor to bring help from all of our friends that support us in the United States. God bless all of you, for bringing and giving happiness to many kids with your help. The uniforms were delivered to each student in the company of his father or mother, and they were all very happy and the uniforms were beautiful!

Greetings, Lázaro

En español:

Hola estimado amigos,

El día de ayer hice la entrega de uniforme escolares a los niños de la escuela Denis Martinez, debo decir que convivir un momento con todos ellos es de mucha felicidad, y es un honor para mi llevar la ayuda que todos los amigos que aportan en los Estados Unidos, Dios los bendiga a todos, por llevar y dar alegría a muchos niños con su apoyo.  

Los uniformes fueron entregados a cada niño con la compañía de su padre o madre, todos estaban muy felices y los uniforme quedaron lindos.

Saludos, Lázaro

Expense Reports and Receipts Available To Donors Upon Request.

2nd Semester Presentation, 2016

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The continuation of preschool and elementary school is dedicated to the Lázaro Project. Thank you for your support of Zapatera Island, December 2016

Message from Lázaro:

Thank you for your enormous support. This semester I decided to buy shoes and give them to the students as an incentive for having finished the school year, at the same time giving them a Christmas gift. I know the shoes will be very useful for them. You could see their satisfaction when they received the shoes. Also, to celebrate the end of year we made a meal for all the kids of the school and they shared with their parents, as well.

Many thanks for bringing so much happiness to these children that I’m convinced are making the most of your support, and will always remember your kindness in their minds and hearts.

May God always bless you, and I hope we can continue moving forward supporting these kids.

Greetings,

Lázaro García.

En español:

Los alumnos, profesores y padres de familia dedicaron la promoción y fin del curso escolar a Benjamin Raznick, por el gran apoyo que ha dado en estos dos años

En nombre de todos agradezco ese enorme apoyo, esta vez decidí comprar zapatos y darle a los alumnos como estimulo por haber terminado un año escolar y a la vez que se tomara como regalo de navidad. Sé que sera de mucha utilidad para ellos. Se miraba en la satisfacción que tenían al recibir los zapatos. También para celebrar el fin de año se hizo una comida para todos los niños de la escuela que compartieron con sus padres también.

Muchas gracias por llevar tanta felicidad a estos niños que estoy convencido que están aprovechando tu apoyo y por siempre lo llevaran en sus mente y corazón.

Dios te bendiga por siempre y espero sigamos adelante apoyando a estos niños.

Saludos,

Lázaro García.

S2-2016. EXPENSE REPORTS / INFORME DE GASTOS

S2-2016. PURCHASE RECEIPTS / FACTURAS DE COMPRAS

1st Semester Presentation, 2016

I want to personally thank all of the people that have selflessly supported the education of our kids at the school Denis Martínez.

Every time a piece of sand is given, it builds a wall of happiness inside every child. This year we have been able to bring a lot of happiness to the kids with each one of the donations we have received. We celebrated “Kid’s Day,” enjoying the breaking of piñatas and cooking a special meal.

Recently students received educational materials: notebooks, pencils, rulers, pens, sharpeners, erasers, markers and a bag for each student.

Everyone is so happy and send their appreciation, wishing you many blessings from God.

A big hug and my gratitude.

Lázaro García.

En Español:

Quiero agradecer de manera personal a todas las personas que de manera desinteresada han apoyado en la educación de los niños de la escuela Denis Martínez .

Cada vez que se da un grano de arena se construye un muro de felicidad en cada niño. En este año hemos podido llevar mucha alegría a los niños con cada una de las donaciones que han recibido. Se celebró el día del niño, disfrutaron quebrando piñatas, se hizo una comida especial.

Recientemente se les entrego materiales educativos, cuadernos,  lápices, reglas, lapiceros, tajadores, borradores, marcadores y un bolso a cada alumno.

Todos están muy contentos y de una manera fraterna les mandan sus agradecimientos deseando muchas bendiciones de parte de nuestro Dios.

A todos un abrazo, mis agradecimientos.

Saludos.

Lázaro García.