Our very own Laura Scott, Wubbers University Communications Specialist, recently spent a week on a humanitarian trip in Nicaragua. Her story can be read below.
In honor of giving back to others…
Wubbers will conduct a random drawing to give away a free pair of Wubbers Apprentice Pliers to one lucky winner. With this pair of pliers, consider making a piece of jewelry for someone who has blessed your soul, or who might need some encouragement, or who inspires you to be a better person. We want to challenge you to explore the art of giving back.
A little over a week ago, I stepped out of the airport back onto American soil. I had just spent the most exhausting yet refreshing week of my life in a country whose people and culture forever impacted my soul…
The sights around us were astounding
The people of Nicaragua are hard workers
They are innovative and problem solvers. Thankfully, we were fortunate to learn from them and work right alongside them. Most days we worked hard to clear land with machetes in order to make gardens for hungry school children, we moved piles of dirt and rocks, and stacked countless cinder blocks to make homes. We played games with school children and shared Coca Cola, candy and stickers.
But, my favorite day was spent at Casa Materna
Casa Materna is a dormitory full of women who were in their last month of pregnancy. They leave their families and their homes to be attended to day and night by nurses, as this is Nicaragua’s standard practice for maternity care. One woman had walked three days to get there. It was a true gift to me to just sit and visit with them, serve a warm lunch, and then pamper them with pedicures.