Transforming Life in Nicaragua
Dear Amigos Family,
2021 was a year of hope in Chinandega. As our team served more families than we ever have before, we experienced the stretch that comes hand-in-hand with growth. In those moments, we made a choice that we have made over and over in our 23-year history: people come first. As you read through the pages of this annual report, we celebrate with you the breadth of your impact, transforming thousands and thousands of lives through growing programs and proven strategies. But what we celebrate most is the depth of your impact: the tangible change in a single life, a single family, a single community. Behind every number in this report, there is a person whose life has been transformed. Chinandega is a place of hope, and you get all the credit. Thank you for walking with us.
TRANSFORMING every family
2,259 people in 6 different communities are on the journey to receive clean running water.
Water for Chinandega Community Advocates visited 1,223 houses, casting vision and organizing community water projects in partnering communities.
Working juntos, community members, the Amigos team, and volunteers hand-dug 23.34 miles of water line that will bring clean running water to every home.
The new WaterPerfect App, developed for sustainable and transparent water system management, is being used by community leaders to serve 210 families in El Chaparral and La Picota.
219 community leaders on CAPS, CDC, and CDJ committees attended 152 trainings to continue refining their leadership skills.
277 Modern Bathrooms were constructed, ending the use of unsanitary latrines and preventing the cycle of intestinal parasites.
When communities first partner with Amigos, 81% of people test positive for parasites, on average. In 2021, 1,286 community members participated in urine and fecal exams, 75% of which are now parasite-free!
Community Advocates continue to teach students and their families the importance of education. 480 students celebrate having an attendance rate of 90% or higher!
Families participated in 489 financial trainings, taking steps toward financial understanding and freedom.
TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE
With the help of the FarmPerfect App, Amigos processed 28 different types of crops from the 1 Manzana farms, providing increased revenue for all partnering farms.
The Business for Transformation Team processed over 2,500 purchase orders from local families and businesses, serving 80 active clients all across Chinandega.
12 new irrigation systems were installed on 1 Manzana farms, providing a year-round, dependable water source for crops.
3 new pig nurseries were constructed on 1 Manzana farms, each allowing local farmers to raise and sell 75 pigs per year.
Farmers harvested 156,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce from 1 Manzana farms, and 95% of the produce was sold to local businesses and individuals throughout Chinandega.
Transforming the Next Generation
20 Leaders in Action students graduated from high school and college.
Leaders in Action students gave back by completing 7,308 community service hours.
The Amigos Academy farm produced over 4,554 pounds of fresh fruits and veggies to help serve over 78,550 meals to students and teachers in the school cafeteria.
The 172 students at the Amigos Academy boasted a 98% attendance rate for the school year!
Amigos Baseball Academy student athletes celebrated 100% school attendance!