Laptops for students in Nicaragua

 

 

One of the most common desires for many people in Nicaragua is to own a computer and have the ability to connect to the Internet.

Ironically the prices for electronics are crazy expensive with used computers costing around $700.  With most locals earning less than $1 per hour, such a purchase is out of the question.

With the level of education being mediocre, giving young people access to the Internet opens the door to unlimited opportunities for potential for their future.

With approximately 20 million laptops discarded in the US each year, your used laptop will provide opportunities that can break the poverty cycle for children and families.

Open their eyes to the world by enhancing their knowledge and education, increasing the probability of obtaining a college education, enabling them to lead productive lives, support their families and contribute to the economic growth of their country.

We are on the ground building relationships and distributing each laptop. We will email you photographs and details of where your laptops ends up.

Read about our experience giving our first laptop away - http://www.hipmum.com/2011/12/the-power-of-giving/

I could not imagine living without my laptop. From it I write, store information, communicate, organize my life, research the answer to any question I have, read, listen, watch TV and work. It really makes you realize how much we take it for granted having the world of information at our fingertips.

Our current goal is to collect 50 laptops before June 1st, 2012. Please help us reach our goal by donating your unwanted laptop.

 

Want to be involved? Here’s what to do.

1. Contact us if you have a laptop you’d like us to take to Nicaragua – julie@hipmum.com

2. If you don’t have one, contact a 2nd hand shop and see what kind of deal you can get. If you let them know what it’s for, you’ll be surprised at how the price drops. It only needs to have wifi capabilities. We can load it with brand new software on the ground in Nicaragua for $30

3. Tape your name, address and email to the top of the laptop

4. We’ll arrange for it to get to us in the US. We fly back down to Nicaragua early June.

5. Once we’ve found a suitable match, you will be receiving an email from from us with details on whose life you’ve impacted.

 

To get an idea of who will be receiving these laptops, watch below

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel said...

    Hello
    What a fantastic idea. Do you accept laptops from Australia? Or is it US based?
    Thanks
    Rachel

    Apr 02, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    • HipMum said...

      Hi Rachel – yes my parents are leaving for the US from QLD early May and can bring laptops over to us. Let me know if you can get involved.

      Apr 02, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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