$14.20 will pay for the materials to repair a chair or a table at two schools in the small indigenous fishing village of Las Peñitas near the Pacific Coast. While the basic education system in Nicaragua is free, parents are expected to pay for the purchase of books and school supplies, as well as the repair of furniture and maintenance of the buildings. These schools are in desperate need of repairing their existing chairs and tables as many students have no place to sit to do their school work. Between the two schools, there are 100 pieces of furniture that are splintered, broken and/or worn. It is preferable to repair rather than replace the chairs and tables, as parents will donate their time and labor to do the repairs.