3rd Quarter Highlights

August 15, 2018

3rd Quarter 2018 | July-September

John Bland with Don Jua Ruiz from Dulce Nombre de Jesus

Dear Amigos Family,

We’re excited to share this special Technology Edition of our Quarter Highlights with you. We want to take this opportunity to share how we are leveraging technology and innovative ideas to carry out our mission in rural Nicaragua, a place where technology is often nonexistent.

Technology is something that makes our lives easier and more efficient. It solves problems and is the bridge that leads us into the future. Think of the many diseases that have been eradicated, the access to education and expertise through the internet, the ease of communication, and the many systems and apps that make our lives more efficient. Technology is all around us, and when we leverage it, our lives are changed for the better.

We continue to dream big for the thousands of people we serve in rural Nicaragua. The stories that follow are these dreams taking form, and we are thrilled to have each of you on this adventure with us.

Juntos,
John Bland
CEO and Founder

3rd Quarter Highlights

Community Leadership

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leaders from 17 communities attended community  leadership trainings
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home visits in 17 communities
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community wide meetings in 13 communities

Water & Sanitation

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gallons of water flowed to 1,193 families
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wells dug, representing a total of 560 feet
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meters of water ditches dug in El Pedregal

Health

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urine and 653 stool samples were tested to diagnose, treat, and further prevent kidney disease and parasites
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people were treated for kidney disease
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people were treated for parasites
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latrines were eliminated in 2 communities
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families from 5 communities were trained in preventative health

Education

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student-enrollment activities in 4 communities
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students attending class in 16 communities
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students received a healthy breakfast and lunch
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attended Creation Club, an afterschool program
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enrolled in our scholarship program for 2018

Economic Development

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families benefited from capital in the form of pigs
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families benefited from capital in the form of poultry
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families from 8 communities received micro credit loans to invest in their small businesses
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animal beneficiaries received training in resource management, handling and care of animals, veterinary medicine management

Missions

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local volunteer missionaries came to serve alongside their brothers and sisters in Nicaragua

Plan 7 Progress

What is Plan 7? Plan 7 is Amigos for Christ’s community development model. The focus of this model is long-term, sustainable growth in rural Nicaraguan communities.

These are the 5 goals to be accomplished within 7 years in each community: 

La Chuscada

130 Families | 780 People
Community Leadership
7
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
6
Education
8
Economic Development
5

Valle los Morenos

34 Families | 192 People
Community Leadership
9
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
9
Education
10
Economic Development
7

Miguel Cristiano

64 Families | 384 People
Community Leadership
8
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
6
Education
9
Economic Development
4

San Marcos de las Pilas

32 Families | 192 People
Community Leadership
8
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
7
Education
10
Economic Development
4

El Chonco

276 Families | 1656 People
Community Leadership
7
Water & Sanitation
9
Health
5
Education
9
Economic Development
5

Rancho Pando

30 Families | 180 People
Community Leadership
7
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
4
Education
8
Economic Development
3

Dulce Nombre de Jesús

31 Families | 186 People
Community Leadership
7
Water & Sanitation
7
Health
4
Education
9
Economic Development
4

Rincon de Garcia

52 Families | 312 People
Community Leadership
8
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
5
Education
8
Economic Development
7

Mina de Agua

75 Families | 450 People
Community Leadership
6
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
5
Education
8
Economic Development
6

El Moto & Las Brisas

25 Families | 150 People
Community Leadership
6
Water & Sanitation
5
Health
4
Education
8
Economic Development
4

La Coyotera

35 Families | 210 People
Community Leadership
7
Water & Sanitation
10
Health
8
Education
10
Economic Development
3

Villa Catalina

177 Families | 1062 People
Community Leadership
4
Water & Sanitation
6
Health
NOT STARTED
Education
8
Economic Development
7

Los Rotarios

36 Families | 216 People
Community Leadership
5
Water & Sanitation
8
Health
4
Education
8
Economic Development
2

Matilde

54 Families | 324 People
Community Leadership
6
Water & Sanitation
6
Health
NOT STARTED
Education
8
Economic Development
4

Nance Dulce

46 Families | 276 People
Community Leadership
8
Water & Sanitation
10 THIS QUARTER!!
Health
5
Education
8
Economic Development
5

La Grecia #2

108 Families | 648 People
Community Leadership
10
Water & Sanitation
10 THIS QUARTER!!
Health
6
Education
7
Economic Development
7

Las Torres

55 Families | 330 People
Community Leadership
6
Water & Sanitation
5
Health
NOT STARTED
Education
8
Economic Development
1

El Pedregal

200 Families | 1200 People
Community Leadership
4
Water & Sanitation
3
Health
1
Education
6
Economic Development
3

La Danta

96 Families | 576 People
Community Leadership
1
Water & Sanitation
NOT STARTED
Health
NOT STARTED
Education
NOT STARTED
Economic Development
NOT STARTED

Current Projects Summary

School cafeteria in La Coyotera: On September 25, La Coyotera inaugurated their new school cafeteria using the same ribbon they used at their water inauguration two years ago! They’re going to hold onto it for the next milestone. We love celebrating transformation!

Pedregal Water system: The community of El Pedregal and local volunteers installed over 5 kilometers of pipe in the last three months. That’s 10.6 Kilometers total! The main water line will be finished this October.

Modern Bathrooms: Our team has been busy this quarter. With each family helping with the construction, we’ve completed 40 more bathrooms for a grand total of 140 this year!

La Chuscada School: The finishing touches are all in place. We’re gearing up for a huge celebration in the coming months!

Amigos Technology

Thank you for reading the Special Technology Edition of Amigos for Christ’s Quarter Highlights. If these stories and updates have inspired you to do more, you can find a few opportunities to support us at amigosforchrist.org/JoinUs. Make sure you’re following us on social media to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in Nicaragua, and thank you for everything you do to help us transform lives in Nicaragua.