Director Charlie Janney – Rossanna Canales – and Students – October 2010
Posibilidad developed organically. In 2006 the Director met two eleven year old girls (Judeymi and Daniela) and found them to be worthy of support. Our sponsorship project gradually grew. In 2012 a Nicaraguan facilitator and translator was hired.
Hi – I’m Lydia and I like my job. I’ve had eight years working as translator, guide and business manager. I’m also a masseuse. My beginnings were very nice, though a little bit difficult, because my family is poor.When I was 14 years old I was studying in secondary school and working with my Mom – selling tacos on the sidewalk – while saving money for my university studies. At the suggestion of Meg Boren, I became a translator. Meg’s NGO, Circle Environment, is located in Illo Aponsentillo, Nicaragua. Her service brigades consist of doctors and nurses whose help for poor communities inspires young Nicaraguans to study nursing and medicine. I’ve worked for Amigos for Christ, for the Canadian Lutheran Church and for a Norwegian seafood company – as translator and administrator. But now, I am enjoying working with teen and young adult girls who are hungry for the opportunity to study for careers that they will like – and that will allow them to help their families and communities. My hope is that this organization succeeds in making positive changes for our girls. I hope they will become good citizens and role models. Personally, I hope to return to university. Lidia is assisted in her duties by her good friend Hilda Mary Pereira, who is also our staff attorney.
Nicaraguan Consultant: Rossanna Canales has assisted with Posibilidad since 2006. Until 2012, she provided translation services and facilitated all aspects of our operation. Rossanna is a gifted musician and two of her songs may be heard on the Nicaraguan Music page.