Community Health

Our Health Connections program is a portfolio of primary care and preventative health initiatives that link rural communities with the critical healthcare services they need.

We collaborate with community health promoters to strengthen their capacity to advocate and support the most vulnerable residents in their communities.

Medical Consultations since 2016

Specialized Healthcare

The “Together For Health” program began in 2014 to serve neurological and pediatric patients in Los Robles and the neighboring community of San Esteban.  The program currently provides year-round care for 20 patients and their families.

Our continuum of care includes monthly homes visits, transportation to specialists, and medicine.

Medical Homes Visits in 2021

Housing

For vulnerable families, adequate shelter is often beyond their means. Single mothers, those with special needs and the elderly are at an even greater disadvantage.

Building homes creates jobs, supports the local economy, and fosters dignity for families living in precarious situations.

Men, Women, and children benefitting to date

Youth Development

Everyone wins with youth sports. Communities are safer and the local economy thrives via organized sports leagues, tournaments, and special events. Local leaders are supported via coaching clinics, training resources, and material donations. We currently manage multiple soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball leagues with an active enrollment of over 500 participating youth throughout the year.

Games played

Food Security

Following the socio-economic crisis of 2018, we launched our Food For Good program in response to food insecurity amongst elderly in the community of Los Robles. As of 2019, only 20% of all families in Los Robles are food secure while 29% are severely insecure.  

Knowing where your next meal comes from changes the paradigm and is an important step towards breaking the cycle of poverty.

Meals delivered every month

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Lack of funding and technical assistance present barriers to business opportunities. Together we can invest in people and their ideas by providing micro loans, education, and training.

People who have access to clean drinking water

Clean Water

Established in 2012, Nica Agua provides low-tech, user-friendly water filters, education, and monitoring to combat some of the most prevalent illnesses in rural Nicaragua like diarrhea, parasites and kidney infections.

Participating families earn their water filters by investing a minimum of 16 hours of community service. This work includes projects like road repair, bridge construction, school maintenance, and attending health seminars and are meant to improve community assets for the benefit of all residents.

The economic benefit of reduced illness is a major incentive for families to replace expiring filters at the end of the project period. Nica Agua has seen amazing success: more than 80% of beneficiaries have fully adopted the use of the filter and have clean, drinkable water in their homes.

Hours of community service hours invested

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