Spanish youth to bring eyeglasses to natives in Nicaraguan rain forest

.- A group of young people from Spain will travel to the rain forest of Nicaragua in July to bring eyeglasses to 300 natives suffering from “serious vision problems.”

The Almudi Association, whose members are involved in the outreach, told the AVAN news agency that for many of the natives, “This will be their first pair of glasses that they have ever received,” and poor eyesight is a hindrance for many natives who work in the fields.

Last summer a group of students traveled to Nicaragua to measure the eyesight of the natives they would be helping. In the year since then, glasses have been manufactured by the company Visionlab and now relief is on the way.

While there the volunteers will also help out at a local parish with catechism, formation classes and Bible studies.  Likewise they will hand out medical supplies, organize sporting games and music festivals.

The Almudi Association of Valencia, run by priests of the Opus Dei, has organized visits to Nicaragua since 2000.

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