Founders: Worldwide Child Relief Foundation
While doing our (Worldwide Child Relief) work we noticed some paintings hanging on the wall at the rural secondary school. We were impressed by the ability of the painter to depict with natural skill, landscapes and other images of Nicaraguan life."
I am sixteen years old. My major aspiration was to become a good painter ever since I was a child. I am grateful for this gift that God has given me. Art and painting are in my blood. I hope to someday receive more training to develop my skills as an artist.
At this time my parents and siblings need me to help with farming to sustain our family. We grow corn and squash, and have one cow and one horse. I hope that someday that my paintings will support my family, and bring greater recognition to my village of La Calle Real."
How Buying Paintings Help La Calle Real (and may help you)
- Teachers salaries ($200 month) who live in LCR that are paid by the government.
- Ceramic buyers who swoop in to buy the products in bulk, dirt cheap.
- Community members who leave the community daily or months at a time for menial labor.
- Leycar and his family spend more money in the community that improves the standard of living of everybody.
- A percentage (40%) goes to the LCR community fund for projects to benefit everybody.
- Leycar gets money to further educate himself as an artist.