3rd Quarter 2020

October 13, 2020

Greetings from Nicaragua!

As we share the progress of the last 3 months, we want to share it through the perspective of partnerships. Whether it’s another organization, a church, or your family, partnerships are the foundation of ALL of the work that we accomplish juntos. We love seeing people and institutions come together to share their gifts and talents to make the world a better place.

So, let’s jump into our 3rd quarter highlights to see how we partner, particularly with other organizations, to make life change and progress happen for families in Chinandega!

July-September 2020 Highlights

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1,355 trees were donated by Pantaleon and planted in various communities, supporting ecological growth.

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3,134 boxes of Vitafood soy and rice packs and vegetables soy soup mix were given to families, schools, hospitals, throughout Chinandega.

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Beta testing for our Water Perfect App has been launched in La Coyotera. This app will allow community leaders to better track and manage their water systems.

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54 Modern Bathrooms were built with families in rural communities.

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Ground has broken on a new cafeteria and community center in La Chuscada.

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6 business owners graduated a 5-year microloan cycle and received their interest back as a surprise gift

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A well was drilled in El Chaparral and we hit clean water.  

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2 water systems inaugurated in Los Ebanos and Los Laureles. 540 more people have clean water for the first time.

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Our team visited 350 new rural communities in Chinandega, gathering data help bring water to all of them one day.

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: 

  • Community Leadership: The community leads, owns, and operates every project.
  • Water & Sanitation: Clean water is available 24/7.
  • Health: Reduce the cases of intestinal parasites, kidney disease, and respiratory disease by 10% each year & a septic system for waste (Modern Bathroom) in every home.
  • Education: 100% of children ages 5-17 attend school.
  • Economic Development: Family income is at least $15 a day.