Thanks to everyone who has already donated, and/or forwarded our earlier message to friends. YOUR SUPPORT IS STILL NEEDED! So please keep it coming. Just click to donate online, or see information below for sending a check.
But there is some BETTER news now, at least. Two of us called Limay on Oct. 27 and learned that the rain has slowed down, or even stopped at times. It’s “normal rain” now instead of the earlier torrent that saturated the ground and flooded communities.
Workers are repairing the road to Esteli, and a couple of buses had managed to get through. (Vehicles were still getting stuck, though.) The government (army and health department) is busy reaching the rural communities with preventive medicines and activities against leptospirosis and dengue. Our Limay committee quotes the government as saying it has food reserves from the first growing season, which they will use to feed the poorest and also to prevent price speculation. Everyone who had been in emergency shelters in the central town of Limay has now returned home, if they still have a home; otherwise, they are staying with relatives for now.
So you can see that the situation is better, though still far from ideal, and we want to help in the best way possible. They have promised us another report shortly, with recommendations on how we can help the most. So thanks again for your caring and whatever support you can offer.
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