"María Soliña" school in Orissa

With the beginning of the new millennium, Neneta Herrero, a friend from Vigo, started a dream. After having spent many holidays in India, a natural disaster would completely change her life. She happened to be at the beach in the region of Orissa, south of Calcutta, when terrible floods inundated the interior of the region and devastated villages. Being in the area, she visited the people trying to give a hand in these dire situation. She asked them what she could do for them and they replied that the school had been demolished by the floods, so the children didn't have a school anymore. Knowing perfectly well the immensity of the task she was undertaking, with her adventurous spirit and a lot of courage, she promised the people that she would build a school for them. She came back home to Vigo, where she worked in a bank and, with the help of friends, her own commitment and determination, like a laborious ant, she collected the money to start the school. Initially the project was smaller, but the dream grew bigger with every visit to India.

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