YDL funds to help rural poor

Deprived rural women in Nicaragua will be the beneficiaries of money raised by the Young Diplomats of London’s Latin Party earlier this year.

YDL coordinator Bernard Hamilton recently presented a cheque of £1,300 to Mauricio Davila of Discovering Latin America, a charity working throughout the continent.

Half of the proceeds will be invested in the DLA’s Promujer Nicaragua project, which empowers rural women by giving them access to resources and training so that they can increase their income, maintain their health, support their families and achieve greater equity in the home, workplace and society.

The funds collected at the YDL party will benefit a part of this programme focused on basic education, offering women information and support on issues of sexual health and domestic violence. Approximately 19,000 women throughout Nicaragua will be reached with this initiative.

The remaining 50% of the funds will be invested on infrastructure and institutional support for DLA operations in the UK, helping the organisation with its systems and corporate communications. This, in turn, will help to raise the profile of Latin America in the UK.

The presentation took place at Canning House and Ms Veronica Scott, Director General Canning House, and Mr Bill Booth, Manager, Corporate Department Canning House, hosted the presentation.

YDL coordinator Bernard Hamilton presents
Mauricio Davila of DLA with a cheque for £1,300 in
the presence of YDL organiser Paola Ramirez (left)
and Veronica Scott and Bill Booth, both of Canning