…since the beginning in 1996 has not changed. It is to provide assistance to Schools and Senior Care facilities primarily. Also, Hospitals, Health Clinics, Doctors and Dentists receive assistance as does some families and individuals with urgent need. Educational material for all academic levels is a high priority. We have assisted with interest payments on student loans for motivated students who otherwise would not be able to complete their educational goal. The need is vast and regardless of the degree of assistance provided there seem, unfortunately, to be no end in sight.
Nicaragua is a beautiful country with 5.6 million people and, regrettably, also among the poorest in Central America. What we here take for granted and don’t think much about is a major and ongoing uphill struggle for 75% of the populous in Nicaragua.
When we began the Humanitarian work in Nicaragua after a brief visit to teach Hospitality & Tourism related subjects, the demograhic data since has not changed noticibly due to primarily internal factors.
2014/15 marked the 19th Humanitarian trip to Nicaragua.
The 20th Journey is scheduled for November 4 through November 18, 2015
From Top Left: Food Items being delivered at Hogar de Ancianos Dr. Agustin Sanchez Vigil in Jinotepe. – Students and Auxiliadora Guzman principal of Pedro Joaquin Chamorro School in Las Esquinas, Carazo. – Mr. and Mrs. Anthony delivering medical items at Hogar de Anciano San Antonio, Masaya – Students at Rafaela Herrera School in Los Marqueses, Carazo, one of three schools visited this time.
More information about the 2012 Journey and previous trips in the NICARAGUA-ASSISTANCE 2012/2013 with additional photos in the Photo Gallery.
…in 1995 when a colleague of mine came back from a trip to Nicaragua and while there had been in contact with the then University of Mobile’s campus in San Marcos. The University was interested in educating English proficient students in subjects relating to to the Hospitality and Tourism Industries; an assignment which another colleague and I undertook during the following two summers. It was so clear to see from the outset that whatever assistance we could come up with, it was desperately needed and perhaps, in so doing, we could make a difference. We do have an impact, however small looking at the total need. We will continue with this project indefinitely knowing that, at least, we are able to bring some optimism and hope into some people’s lives whether it is in form of a wheelchair, a walker, medical supplies, eyeglasses, food items, food service supplies, school supplies, toys or direct financial support.
Most importantly to us is that this project is a 100% Direct Effort.
NO – Administrative Expenses. All costs are absorbed by us personally.