Chief Storyteller. You can usually find Ivi with a big smile on her face and a camera in her hand. She is passionate about telling stories of transformation and loves being a part of all the good happening here in Nicaragua.

A Life Change for the Future

When Leonel de Jesus Orozco arrived in the community of Espabel for the first time, there was no water. His daughter had to walk more than two kilometers to collect water so that her father could drink after a long day working in the fields.

As a result of limited access to clean water, Leonel began to suffer from chronic diseases. The difficult conditions and lack of economic opportunity in his community forced Leonel to walk miles away from his home to work, further exacerbating his need for hydration.

"I worked hours each day in the hot sun, and I could not get enough water to hydrate and replenish my body. My daughter had to walk for several hours to bring me water in the fields. Even then, I frequently got sick because the water was contaminated. One time, I did not have the energy to get up for many months."


Now, thanks to a partnership with Amigos for Christ that brought clean water to the community of El Espabel,  Leonel and his family have an abundance of water to drink, cook, and complete household chores.

“The doctor recommended that I should drink a lot of water and eat healthy because of my chronic illnesses. Thank God, I’m doing better now, and I am excited that my daughter, who used to bring me water, can enjoy the new water system as well.”

Leonel’s family has been involved in the clean water project for two months now. They also just received their life-transforming modern bathroom. This humble husband, father, and grandfather is happy to share that his health is improving, and that his home has a stream of clean water to drink whenever it is needed.

Learn more about what Amigos does

Share this story

Related Posts

Christ More Visible
Morgan Coil

Taking Chances

God Using Partnerships for His Good In June of 2018, I wondered if I would ever be able to move to Nicaragua. I was eager

Read More »
Baseball Academy
Luis Esquivel

Building Character

Francisco Jesús Flores Barba is a star baseball player, and he was one of the first student athletes to participate in the Amigos for Christ

Read More »
Christ More Visible
Laura Myers

Leaders in Action 2022 Retreat

Dreams, goals, the future…these are common themes in the lives of high school and university students all over the world and especially in the lives

Read More »