ISWA Kid sponsor, Jo Ann Sibert, put together a beautiful event for the horses of La Chureca. Many families who sort garbage on La Chureca's mountain of trash depend on their horses to help them scavenge, but few of them have the income to seek healthcare for their horses. This event brought in over 50 horses who needed medical attention during a 3 hour window. They were cared for and tested by Nicaraguan renowned veterinarian, Dr. Enrique Rimbaud.
The event brought many familiar faces including kids and parents from The ISWA Scholarship Programme and of course, Villa Guadalupe. Jo Ann has a big love for horses and I was so proud and impressed that she was able to put this all together. The horses are so in need of it. There were many cases of worms and parasites that were eating away at the horses. After all the horses' results come in, we will all meet again to at the school in Villa Guadalupe to talk about their test results, educate owners and plan the healthcare for the owners' horses.
Thank you Jo Ann Sibert, Dr. Enrique Rimbaud, the extra people who helped (you know who you are) and all the wonderful volunteers who did such an amazing job at tending to the horses needs and making the event flow so smoothly.
- Timothy Bouldry