- Nicaragua is recognized as one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. 43% of Nicaraguans live in rural areas which are limited in basic human needs, access to education, health care, and all other basic necessities to survive. The nation's official poverty line as of 2016 is $350 in income per year. Think about that – that’s less than a $1 a day.
Access to early childhood development interventions is limited. Additionally, the quality and relevance of education are significant problems. It takes an average of 10.3 years to complete the mandatory six years of schooling, and only 29 percent of children complete primary schooling. Poverty affects school participation, and many families are unable to afford the direct or hidden costs. (From Compassion International)
We are building a preschool to provide a central education setting.
We are building seven ovens which will provide business opportunities for families. Each oven will be shared by seven families and they will be responsible for the upkeep. The ovens will be used for cooking and selling products.
BUILDING A CHAPEL
We are building a chapel for the community to have access to Bible study, worship, discipleship, and ministry.
This is our opportunity to minister to women, many who have been severely abused, neglected, and abandoned.