1st Quarter 2021

April 16, 2021

Hey Amigos Family,

There’s a lot to highlight from the first quarter of 2021, but what we’re most excited about are the 2 new water systems that have broken ground. They are 2 of 6 total systems that will be constructed this year as we embark on our biggest project to date – Water for Chinandega.

Over the past 20 years, Amigos for Christ has established itself as one of the major participants in alleviating water and sanitation obstacles in the department of Chinandega, Nicaragua. In rural Nicaragua, 69% of families lack access to clean water in their homes. We are committed to changing this so that families can live healthy, purpose-filled lives. Check out the video for more details, and be sure to check out all the highlights from the first quarter. We hope this good news report inspires you, Amigos Family. Thanks for making all of this possible.

January - March 2021 Highlights

striving for clean water in every home in Chinandega

Hitting water in El Manzanillo!

striving to Reduce Preventable Disease

In the first quarter, health exams were completed in La Coyotera! And we learned something amazing! Since 2017, La Coyotera has had a 54.3% reduction in parasites!

54.3%

so many things have been accomplished in the first quarter, here are a few of our favorites:

19 community-wide meetings were held to cast vision and unify the community’s involvement in various infrastructure projects.

Community Advocates visited 2,724 homes in various communities to influence habit change, conduct personalized one-on-one trainings, and reach milestones to accomplish Plan 7 goals.

The Amigos Academy school year started, welcoming over 200 students. The Academy is boasting a 99% attendance rate!

To date, the 1 Manzana Project has created a total of 68 full-time jobs on various farms.

100% of organic crops from our 1 Manzana farms have been sold to local businesses and individuals throughout Chinandega.

Construction continues at the Chosen Eye Clinic. In the first quarter, 139 Amigos Team members and 25 volunteers worked juntos to dig septic tanks, pour the foundation, and begin to construct the roof.

In the first quarter, our team met twice with the 173 students enrolled in Leaders in Action scholarship program. These students completed a total of 1,892 community service hours in just 3 months! Additionally, of our program graduates, 67% have been employed.

73 community leadership committee trainings (CAPS, CDC, CDJ) were conducted to equip community leadership to continue to sustainably own and drive their transformation and progress.

84 Microcredit Loan coaching visits and trainings were hosted by our team to encourage small business development and income growth.

1 new irrigation system was installed for a 1 Manzana farm.

The Amigos Baseball Academy provided mentorship and training in the areas of teamwork and spirituality to their players in the first quarter. Two of our players went on to participate in a national tournament this March. Seven of our teams are preparing to participate in a state tournament and three of these teams are ranked #1 in their age brackets.

Thanks for making this life transformation possible Amigos Family!