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Project Nicaragua volunteers Francesca Leparik takes a breather
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Project Nicaragua volunteers Francesca Leparik takes a breather as Michael Umbach uses a pickax to loosen the ground. In the background, Jessica Schilling and Sabrina Mastroianni dig the trench for the new house, 2014. (Credit: Sandra Peddie)

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Project Nicaragua pairs students with older volunteers

Since 1999, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Centerport has been sending volunteers to a poor Nicaraguan village to build houses and improve lives.

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