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Villa Esperanza, A Place of Hope During the Pandemic

Since 2008, Villa Esperanza (Which means Village of Hope) has been a holistic safe haven for girls rescued from abuse, neglect and trafficking in some of the poorest areas of Managua, Nicaragua. Since then, the Villa has grown to support over 17,000 people through crisis support, vocational and spiritual training, and educational support. 

Many parents in the communities we serve have recently lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Villa needs your help to carry these families through this hard time. 

You can provide a family with regular food packages and school necessities for their children (uniforms, bus fares, supplies, etc) for only $25 a month to our Join The Village Fund.

Your monthly support will sustain the holistic ministry of Villa Esperanza, giving them a reliable foundation to transform the lives of thousands more children and families, even in the midst of a pandemic.​ Even just $25 a month will make a difference for the vulnerable of Nicaragua.

Villa Esperanza's Response to Covid-19

Hear from Directors of Forward Edge Nicaragua, Gloria and Wilbert, about the unique challenges their beloved country is facing and their response to these difficult times.

The Villa Esperanza Program

Partnering with God to facilitate deep transformation and healthy decisions for life in Nicaragua through the Gospel.

In Nicaragua, the repeated cycle of poverty is propelled by a one-in-three teen pregnancy rate, extremely high drop-out rates in school, and a desperate need for the Gospel to be shared openly and fervently. All five of the programs run through Villa Esperanza were created to directly target these root causes of poverty in Nicaragua in a holistic and Christ-centered way.

A Holistic, Five-Fold Ministry

Girls Program

Providing a residential haven for bright, motivated young women coming from extremely difficult circumstances that would prevent them from flourishing. This exclusive live-in situation is designed to equip and empower young women with the potential to be future leaders and influencers in Nicaragua.

Boys Discipleship

A quarterly, weekend discipleship camp for boys (as well as monthly one-day retreats) to provide vocational training, recreational activities, and a Christian mentoring atmosphere, teaching them life skills and how to become spiritual leaders in their families and communities.

Scholarship Program

Providing boys and girls with necessary items for their education (uniforms, supplies, bus fares, etc.) and regular spiritual discipleship so they can pursue a quality education and a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.

VIDA Program

A poverty-prevention training program aimed at fighting Latin America’s highest teen pregnancy rate (30% become teen mothers), which many call the “door” to repeated poverty. This program teaches the Gospel and the value of sexual abstinence to thousands of teens in the Nicaragua public school system.

Community Development

Visiting Forward Edge mission teams invest in local schools, churches, and communities with maintenance and construction projects, evangelism and discipleship. ​Local pastors are also trained in holistic ministry for their communities.

Join The Village

Your monthly support will sustain the holistic ministry of Villa Esperanza, giving them a reliable foundation to transform the lives of thousands more children and families.​ Even just $25 a month will make a difference for the vulnerable of Nicaragua.

To give a one-time donation click the arrows next to “monthly” and select “one time” from the drop down.