The Story of a Growing Family

Meet Dan and Mary Vahalla, a couple who has stepped out in faith to grow their “family.” This is their story: We’d like to share with you the amazing experience we’ve had sponsoring “our daughter” from Forward Edge’s program for at-risk girls in Managua, Nicaragua called Villa Esperanza (Hope Village). Iliana joined our family a […]

 

Three Sponsored Villa Girls to Graduate!

Education is changing lives. One in five girls in Nicaragua gives 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 […]

 

Life Skills Center Update!

The new Life Skills Center (LSC), pictured right, is officially up and running! It’s already been used for pastoral training, a family day, and a small celebration on Teacher’s Day to honor the Villa’s tutor, Josenit. Once the funds come in to finish the kitchen, and buy computers, the LSC will be used for computer […]

 
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It Takes a Village to Raise a Villa Girl

Did you know the average cost of raising a teenager in the U.S. is $1,100 a month? And that’s only the financial investment. When you also consider the emotional investment, time commitment, brainpower, and sheer physical energy…it’s no wonder raising a child is often called the hardest job in the world.  Now imagine trying to […]

 

A New Psychologist at Villa Esperanza

Many of the girls living at Villa Esperanza have experienced extreme trauma in their past due to unsafe living conditions, malnutrition, and various forms of abuse. For these reasons, we’d like to introduce you to our newest Villa staff member, Jennifer (pictured right), who is a full-time psychologist. Caring for these girls holistically means nurturing […]