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    Isleta El Espino


    Education Plus Nicaragua serves 300 children from ages 3 through 17 years old in Pantanal, Nicaragua. They provide nutrition, education, activities, and love in order to eliminate malnutrition, instill core values, and give them the resources and opportunities they need to rise above their impoverished circumstances.


    General School Supplies:
    Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Rulers, Small Scissors, Solar Calculators, and, Spiral Notebooks

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries

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

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Tablets and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets and Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Baseballs, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (Only Clothes and Shoes Useful in Hot, Humid Climates)

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids, Bandages (Various Sizes), Gauze, Medical Tape, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Bowls, Large Packs of Kitchen Towels (White Industrial Hand Towels), Pans, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste


    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Isleta El Espino

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.