From the President: A Touching Letter from Nicaragua

Almost a year ago, Jennifer del Socorro joined Villa Esperanza (Hope Village), our program for at-risk girls in Nicaragua. She came from a neighborhood next door to the old Managua city dump, which is now a recycling plant where her step-father works sorting garbage.


Special Tutoring at
Villa Esperanza

This year the girls at Villa Esperanza in Nicaragua have the opportunity to learn or improve their computer skills thanks to a new tutor!


Friendship in Nicaragua

A year ago, I started sponsoring a kid who I hardly knew. Now I have a deep friendship with a 15 year old Nicaraguan girl.


Preparing to Go

Here you’ll find important documents, packing lists, and tips for fundraising.


God’s Love for Maria

I remember seeing Don Rodriguez walking little Maria Del Carmen to school in the dump. He cared for her like a daughter even though they were unrelated and he looked more like her grandfather.


Beauty from Ashes – Iliana’s Story

Gloria introduced Iliana to Forward Edge International’s President Joe Anfuso and Gary Eckelman, a Portland architect that Joe had invited to join him on the trip to Nicaragua. It was Gary’s first visit to the Managua city dump, Iliana’s home. As Gloria spoke with Iliana, Gary couldn’t help but notice this skinny but beautiful 14-year-old’s […]