Our goal is to support and encourage the work of our brothers and sisters in Christ in the country of Nicaragua and to support their outreach ministries, giving special emphasis to their ministry of mercy to children with disabilities and their families. We strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through works of service to these children and families as well as to other Christian missions and missionaries in the country of Nicaragua as we have opportunity - to be God's "hands and feet” and His servants to His children in Nicaragua.
Why Nicaragua? Why should we help?
“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:37-40
Located in Central America, Nicaragua is still trying to overcome both political setbacks as well as environmental ones. In recent history they have not only endured a civil war but they have also suffered one of the worst hurricanes to hit Central America in many years. Nicaragua’s economy was previously based mainly on agriculture, and in the rural areas this is still true, but with 60 percent of the population now living in urban areas, about half the population now works in the industrial sector. However, Nicaragua remains one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Thirty percent of Nicaragua’s population lives on less than $2 per day while in the rural areas approximately half the population lives in extreme poverty.
Seventeen percent of Nicaragua’s children are suffering from chronic malnutrition. In 2003 it was reported that 10% of the population of Nicaragua is living with a disability. While we do not have actual statistics to cite, we believe the prevalence of birth defects in the rural areas is due to many contributing factors including malnutrition of pregnant mothers and exposure to disease during pregnancy (such as the Zika virus), exposure to pesticides used in agriculture, and lack of access to adequate medical care.
His Hands for Nicaragua has partnered with Pastor Carlos Baez of A Heart to Love Foundation in Nicaragua to help bring hope to the Mercy Children through child sponsorship. Pastor Carlos and his associate, Pastor Abel Duarte, are working together to bring help and hope to the Mercy Children and their families through monthly food distributions, help with medicines and other medical interventions, and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with these desperately needy people.
For a monthly fee of just $25.00 you can sponsor a needy disabled Nicaraguan child. Your sponsorship will help provide them with monthly food distributions as well as much-needed medicines and other medical interventions. 100% of your sponsorship payment goes to the child in need and their family, none of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program.
For more information, please visit our Sponsorship page or contact us.