Having a disability in a developed country is a challenging hardship but having the same disability in a developing nation is an incredibly difficult burden to bear. Many parents are unable to provide for their disabled children because they need to provide full-time care for their child and are unable to find work they can do while taking care of their child. Malnutrition, exposure to chemicals, Chikingunya, and Zika are the common causes of birth defects in Nicaragua.
His Hands for Nicaragua has established a sponsorship program through which you can sponsor a child in Nicaragua to help provide food and basic household necessities for their family. $25.00 per month will help cover the cost of a large bag of food and other household supplies each month. $25.00 per month will also help provide them with needed medications, special milk for those on a liquid diet, and the potential for training in physical and occupational therapy. It may also help assist them gaining access to medical interventions, if necessary.
Sponsors receive a photo and personal information about the child they are helping. Sponsors can choose the age and/or gender of the child they would like to sponsor and may continue to sponsor the same child from year to year, as long as the child remains in the program. 100% of the sponsorship payment goes directly to our partner in Nicaragua. None of it is used to cover the administrative expenses of this program here in the US.
(top) Bags for the food distribution lined up and ready to go
(bottom) Heading home with her family's bag of food
Sponsoring a child in Nicaragua is truly a blessing not only to the child, but to the sponsor as well. The opportunity exists for sponsors to join one of our mission teams traveling to Nicaragua and experience the joy of meeting their sponsored child! Would you consider sponsoring a Nicaraguan child today?
If you would like information about how you can sponsor a Nicaraguan child, please contact us. If you would like to view some of the children that are available to be sponsored, please visit our Children In Need page.