During this summer’s visit of the Somos Ohana volunteers to Villanueva, Adrianna Flavin taught sewing skills for 2 weeks to 20 women, using 3 donated electric machines that the team took down this year. Other projects completed were a day camp for 2 groups of special needs youth (children and older teens), the purchase of new bikes for the incoming secondary students with long walking commutes to the 2 rural high school we have built, meetings with our college scholarship students, a visit and donations to the Casa Materna maternity clinic, construction of a table for a school and visits to families with special needs children living in remote areas.

The community held a special commemorative mass in memory of Daniel Flavin who worked in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua for over 20 years.