“I Don’t Want My Children to Keep Drinking Contaminated Water.”

By Lenin Andino, Community Projects Coordinator Translated by Natalie Walter, Communications Coordinator ¡Leer esta historia en español! Johana López and her 7-year-old son began the three-hour walk from the small village of San Rafael in the community of Apantillo, in Matagalpa, beneath the midday sun. They walked through muddy hills, crossing streams and steep, rocky […]

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Ada Luz Walks Every Step of the Way with her Pregnant Neighbors

By Natalie Walter AMOS Photographer and Field Reporter Far up into the highlands of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, the disperse homes of communities like Apantillo dot the hillsides, picturesquely placed at the end of winding trails or in lines along long dirt roads. The scenery is idyllic, but not everything about the peaceful, removed existence of life […]

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Webinar: The Ethics of Missionary Work in Latin America

By Natalie Walter AMOS Communications Coordinator ¡Leer esta historia en español! The AMOS Health & Hope team was happy to present a very special event in May: Our very first webinar. We be discussed The Ethics of Missionary Work in Latin America, a topic introduced in the following blog post. Watch the recording below to […]

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Patricia’s Life Challenges Inspired Her to Care for Her Community

By Lydia Caldera and Natalie Walter AMOS Health & Hope Development and Communications Coordinators Read this story and many others in the 2016 Annual Report! ¡Leer esta historia en español! Patricia José Salazar is 44 years old and lives with her 2 children and her sister in Nejapa, the semi-urban community in Managua where AMOS […]

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Silvina’s Quick Thinking and Skills in an Emergency Saved a Newborn’s Life

When a Newborn in Silvina’s Community Almost Died, She Was There By Natalie Walter AMOS Health & Hope Field Reporter ¡Leer esta historia en español! It can be scary when a baby is sick, but it’s especially scary when a baby is very sick and there is no doctor’s office nearby. In rural Nicaragua, where […]

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Ten Things AMOS has Learned in its Ten Years as an Organization

By Natalie Walter AMOS Health & Hope Field Reporter As a new year is in progress, we at AMOS Health & Hope are taking some time to reflect on all that we’ve learned as an organization. And it’s a good time to do this, since 2017 is a very special year for AMOS: We’re celebrating […]

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Health Promotor Ana Delfina Saves the Life of a 2-Year-Old

And you can help her continue to save lives in 2017! In a rural community like La Majada, in the department of Boaco, something as simple as diarrhea can be life-threatening for a child. We could tell you all about how Ana Delfina, the Health Promotor of a community in rural Nicaragua, saved a child’s […]

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Support Communities #HealthyEnoughtoThrive
this Holiday Season,
and Win Awesome Prizes!

#GivingTuesday2016 is on November 29th and this will be the 4th year that AMOS will be joining nonprofits from around the world in this day of global giving. To add an extra dash of fun into the mix, we are holding a raffle and you can be entered to one of three awesome Nicaraguan prizes! Check out the […]

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Why Health is About More than Just Medicine: The Role of Communities in Changing Their Own Lives

Photo: Jonathan Chen By Natalie Walter, AMOS Photographer and Field Reporter “We’re always looking for ways to help communities become more aware of their current reality and ways they can make a difference.” These are the words of AMOS Water Program Supervisor, Lester Lorente, speaking about two of AMOS’ special programs: Water Filters, and Youth […]

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Community-Based Learning: How 21 Students This Summer Learned Global Health Theory and Put It Into Practice in Nicaragua

By Natalie Walter, AMOS Photographer and Field Reporter For the past three years, AMOS staff and community leaders have offered the opportunity to students and health professionals interested in global health to join us for nine weeks for our Global Health Practicum and Internship Program. This summer, twenty-one participants from all over North America took […]

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