Kids Up / Niños Arriba is moving!!! We are moving our equine therapy program for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities to a new location and a new community. We have been offered a platform at the top of a landfill overlooking the ocean and a beautiful valley. The property costs $7000 and we are $2000 short of that. Our moving costs should be around $500. New stable, shade, ramp and round pen, bathroom and waiting area with playground will cost $7000. That leaves $2000 to fill and beautify the hill that we are sitting on. Please join us. You can help a community, reclaim the beauty of La Paz, provide a job for horses that people have given up on and embrace a child who is different. Wow, that's a lot of stuff.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. On Thanksgiving we closed the sale of the land and Kids Up is now the proud owner of our own property. We are waiting for the estimate on putting up a fence across the back 60 feet so that trucks won't continue to dump. Our first wall will be 4 feet of block with chain link fencing on top. We have to put up something strong to keep our neighbors bulls out.
We will be in the same area where we are now. You take the road to Las Planes/Bahia de Los Muertos or Suenos, but instead of turning right you turn left. Yes, we are on top of he hill of garbage, but at least in our small spot we are going to do something about that. We chose this area for several reasons. The land was very inexpensive and close to town. It has a beautiful view, and the neighborhood is very safe. There are two roads into the neighborhood. Its a very close community. And to enter Kids Up you have to pass the house of Don Julian and his family.
Don Julian is selling us the land. I met him on a trail ride. He told me he owned the possession (the land rights) of where we ride and that we were welcomed to move our operation to his land. But I never got his phone number. Several weeks passed and we looked everywhere for this elusive guy. We met other people in the neighborhood, had other offers for land (outrageously expensive offers). And then suddenly he showed up.
"Look," he said, " I've been asking the boss (God) who by the way I don't know very well, if I should do this. I'm thinking about selling you the area where I have my animals which is behind my house. But I told Him, the Boss that if you were going to be trouble I don't want any part of it. But here you are, so I guess its safe to do it."
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. On Thanksgiving we closed the sale of the land and Kids Up is now the proud owner of our own property. We are waiting for the estimate on putting up a fence across the back 60 feet so that trucks wo…