This February, I will be joining a mission team from a dear friend's church to travel to the remote, rural village of Tierra Blanca, Nicaragua through the nonprofit organization AMOS Health and Hope. AMOS improves the quality of health in rural communities by working alongside them in health, education, and development.
The need for community-based healthcare is high in rural Nicaragua. The majority of people survive on less than $2 per day. Women and children are especially vulnerable to common, preventable illnesses, and poverty and lack of access to health care contribute to high maternal and infant death rates. We are excited to bear witness to God’s love and help create positive change in our world by walking together with AMOS and the people of Tierra Blanca!
Our team will be working in collaboration with the community’s health and water filter promoters towards these common goals:
- Install 35 water filters in homes of extremely poor families who do not currently have safe drinking water. Our team will help assess the homes, install the filters, teach how to use and maintain the filters, and reinforce healthy sanitation and hygiene.
- Repair the roof of the community health clinic, which will allow patients to continue to be seen there.
- Plan and facilitate children's activities to teach the kids of Tierra Blanca about health and hygiene.
Though our work is short-term, we walk together in service to the comprehensive, long-term goals identified by the community itself. We walk together to learn more about the world around us. We walk together to bring health and hope to the people of Nicaragua.
Will you support me in my goal to raise $800 toward this important work? All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you, thank you!