UNlimited possibilities service trip to costa rica and nicaragua
“I had a hard time reading the father of the family. He didn't seem particularly interested in communicating with us. Of course, he was hard of hearing and was working on his roof with us after having worked overnight shifts, so he worked three days with us on virtually no sleep. But still, he hardly communicated with us at all. I hadn't realized how touched he was by our visit and the support for his roof until after the going away gathering, as we were leaving in the van, he and his wife were standing outside their house waving goodbye. Then, he looked at me and patted his fist to his heart. His wife was also holding her hand to her heart and they were both in tears.” Bill Cuff, Unlimited Possibilities Founder
Unlimited Possibilities (UP) is an education and service foundation dedicated to helping eliminate social injustices by providing financial support and direct service. UP has been supporting Compas de Nicaragua since the early 2000's and has made numerous service trips to Nicaragua. From November 29th through December 11th, UP participated in another Compas trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The group visited the La Carpio neighborhood of San Jose, where the majority of residents are Nicaragua who over the years have immigrated to Costa Rica for work. In La Carpio, UP members repaired the roof of a home of a low income family, built a bed for their special needs son, and installed a child safety gate for another family. The group also visited Nicaragua to take part in a tourist promotion event in La Paz which included a tour of the town's child daycare and maternity house facilities, as well as participating in the evening Purisima, a celebration to the ‘purest conception of Virgin Mary’. They also visited Managua for a tour of the city and a visit with Women in Action. The city tour included one of the new hospitals, the new baseball stadium, the multi sport stadium, the olympic pool, plus the many new parks and playgrounds for children and families. At Women in Action, the group heard about all their important programs including the new Peaceful Nature endeavor between Women in Action and the La Paz farmers. There was also time for some fun games and dancing.