Every six months is the general rule for taking your child to the dentist, so the thought of a ten year-old going to the dentist for the first time is almost unimaginable. That means missing 20 visits worth of cleanings, cavity prevention, and oral health education.Ten year-old Jeferson never had […]
The community of Rio Grande is 27 miles from the city of Jinotega, Nicaragua. The population here mainly consists of hardworking coffee farmers. However, the use of chemical fertilizers in the soil and on the plants has left the local river (and their
Yader Lopez is a 25 year-old living in El Cua, Nicaragua. He suffers from epilepsy and convulsions when off his doctor-recommended medication. However, the local health center does not have a readily available supply, and often runs out, leaving Yader terrified of when and where his seizures might strike next.“We […]
Esperança’s brigade team travels to a different Nicaraguan community every week and sets up a “pop-up” clinic for the day. This can take place anywhere from a local church to a local leader’s house. The set up includes a waiting area with plastic chairs, a pharmacy, and three separate spaces […]
Success of Santa Ana-El Diamante
How You Keep the Water Moving in Rural Nicaragua
When you look at the area around Santa Ana-El Diamante, you see winding, dirt roads running through forests, tree dotted hills, and expansive coffee plantations.
Simeon, a farmer who has lived here his entire life, knows