Hotel Xalteva

Many of the school supplies on the needs list can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at


Education Plus is a grassroots organization that works with the community to provide children of the Pantanal neighborhood in Granada with food, education and activities to give them resources and opportunities for their future.

La Esperanza is an elementary school located on a very small island in an area called Las Isletas (The Islands) on Lake Nicaragua in Granada, Nicaragua. The school has 102 students ranging in ages from three to ten. The students are transported to the school from neighboring islands by their parents in small row boats every day. With the help of guests and friends of Condo/Hotel Xalteva we have raised enough money to build a kitchen, repair leaking plumbing, and add a water tank.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Hesperian Health Guides:
(Spanish) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, Where There Is No Dentist, and Where There Is No Doctor

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, *Dental Floss, *Toothbrushes, and *Tooth Paste

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of March 14, 2018

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.