One in five girls in Nicaragua give birth by the age of 18, most often forcing them to drop out of school, and trapping them in a cycle of poverty. But the girls at the Villa are taught the values of finishing school and staying pure until marriage. Completing high school and pursuing advanced education are two of the greatest tools they can have to break free from poverty and build brighter futures. That’s why we’re excited to share that this December, we will be celebrating our sixth, seventh, and eighth Villa girl to graduate high school! Praise God with us for the hard work of Luisa, Elaysa, and Massiel (pictured below, from left to right), and pray with us for them to see clearly the next steps in God’s plan for their lives.

Luisa, Elaysa and Massiel

But education is just one part of what makes this “Village of Hope” a program that holistically meets all the needs of these girls.

Click here to see everything that goes into raising a girl living at Villa Esperanza, or watch the video below.