Our residential program for girls in Nicaragua, Villa Esperanza (Village of Hope), was established in 2008 as a response to the urgent situation many girls were facing living in Nicaragua’s largest open-air landfill. These girls were exposed to extreme filth and severe malnutrition, at risk of physical abuse, rape, drug abuse, pregnancy, and were sometimes sold into prostitution by their family for first access to incoming garbage.
Villa Esperanza was created to give these girls an opportunity to live in a safe, supportive environment, get healthy, learn life-skills, get an education and pursue a career – something that for many would’ve only been a dream. Since the Villa opened, more than 70 girls have been rescued, introduced to Jesus and the healing power of the Gospel, and offered the chance to fulfill their God-given potential!
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