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Weʼre raising £2,000 to support community projects in Bradford's twin town Tisma (Nicaragua)

Bradford, United Kingdom

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Five of us (Esther, Ludi, Kath, Malcolm, John) will be cycling from Amsterdam to Berlin in June/July 2018 to raise for community projects in Tisma. We will be cycling almost 1000 miles over two weeks, which will be challenging (and hopefully enjoyable). One of the cyclists, Esther Abramson, will be spending five months in Tisma later this year and, amongst other activities, will be working with local people to develop new community projects.

Please support us by donating to the Tisma Project. You can find out more about the links with Tisma on our facebook page The Tisma Project and website Viva Bradford .

We have organised a Race Night at The Quays (Ashley Lane Shipley BD17 7DB ) on Wednesday 20th June at 7.30pm. You can sponsor a race for £25 (with sponsors being entered into a raffle) or become a horse owner for £10 (with prizes for the winning owner).

The Tisma Project is part of the UK's Nicaragua Twin Towns network. In Bradford we work within the Viva! group that brings visitors from Latin American social movements to the District.

In Tisma our link is with Sheyla Aburto, community worker, and Omar Garcia, secondary school headteacher.

The Manuela Martinez secondary school in Tisma exchanges letters with Ilkley Grammar school, starting in 2017. We will support further direct links.

Nicaragua welcomes visitors and we can help you to find somewhere to stay in Tisma. In 2018, Bradford's Emily Connor plans to stop in Tisma on her epic cycle from Chile's south to Canada's north.

Projects for 2018

Tisma's request to support five projects from until the end of 2018 was received in September 2017.

1. Early years teaching materials

2. Support for a poor University student for 1 year

3. Clothes and shoes for La Perla community

4. Materials to repair secondary school chair-desks

5. Support for secondary school music group.

Our aim is a minimum of £1500 in total - from the UK it is more effective to send money that can be spent in Nicaragua than collect materials. If we raise more it will support further projects.

Sheyla Aburto in Tisma says " Each one of these social projects was put under the microscope before choosing it, so that they are really of benefit to many people with few economic resources of their own. Through these projects we will be strengthening the social, scholastic, cultural, emotional, physical and mental health of all those people.

How You Can Support These Projects

In addition to donation through JustGiving, you can support the projects in Tisma through a Standing Order and one-off donation  by  bank  transfer, with more information at Viva Bradford

We do not aim to provide large finance but to support initiatives that will help the poorest in Tisma and where possible to provide the means for families and communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

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    We've organised a race night at the Quays (Ashley Lane, Shipley, BD17 7DB) at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th June. Please support us by sponsoring a race (£25 - with an entry into a raffle) or become a horse owner for £10 (with prizes for the winning owners).

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Page last updated on: 6/6/2018 8:42 PM



  • Chris Mason

    Chris Mason

    Jun 6, 2018

    All the best for the ride


  • Ruth Dennis

    Ruth Dennis

    Jan 7, 2018

    With best wishes from Simon and Jake Jones x


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    Oct 5, 2017


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