Wind Destroys Plantains and Roofs At Our ICC Nicaragua Project

[March 7 2013] We received an email from Felix Almendares, our project administrator for our children’s village in Nicaragua. He describes the results of a weather event in the region surrounding our project which involved very strong winds.

Damaged Plantain Trees at ICC Nicaragua

Plantains trees damaged by strong winds at our children’s village in Nicaragua

“Rick, I wanted to let you know that last Sunday [March 3rd] we woke up to very strong gusts of wind. [The wind] caused damage to some neighboring houses and at the children’s village. The most damage was to our plantains, of which 90% of the adult trees were destroyed.

The winds also damaged the rancho which covered the watering trough where the cattle drink. Some trees were felled as well. Well, we have come out of worse, and with God’s help we hope to recover soon.”

Water Trough Roof Damaged By Winds

The roof of the water trough that waters our cattle at our project in Nicaragua was also brought down by the winds

In a later phone conversation Felix related how they sold as much of the fruit from the damaged plantain trees as they could while the families ate as much as they were able. They are rebuilding the plantain plantation with the shoots that had grown beside the adult trees.

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