Managua, Nicaragua was once the location of one of the world’s largest open-air garbage dumps. A community of nearly 2,000 people lived in and off of the trash, suffering from extreme pollution, poverty, disease and a high risk of abuse. Many of the young girls living in the dump were preyed on by older men or even forced into prostitution, some as young as nine-years old.
In 2008, God opened the doors at Villa Esperanza (Hope Village), allowing up to 30 girls to be rescued from a life of fear and danger. The Villa provides living accommodations, 24-hour care, tutoring, vocational training and psychological counseling. It also reaches out to additional young people in the community with a variety of holistic wellness programs including a boys mentoring program, a student scholarship program and sexual abstinence education in the local schools.
The vision for these young people is that they come to know Jesus Christ and are a light to those around them. In addition, they’ll benefit from increased knowledge and resources allowing them to earn a living and help break the cycle of poverty for themselves, their families and communities.
Empower the children in our program by giving monthly or one time.
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Monthly giving to our Join The Village fund enables this program to have sustained impact in the lives of children and communities, but every donation makes a difference. To make a one-time donation select the arrows next to “Monthly” and select “One Time”.