Health Promoters Increase Their Primary Health Care Knowledge

“When we work in our communities or participate in a training, it’s like we are preparing the soil to make sure that the seed of learning and knowledge that is planted can grow well. We can see that when we pay attention, when we want to learn, at the end of the year when we […]

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“Stirring the Pot” and Training of Trainers

by Seva Khambadkone I have had the opportunity to work at AMOS as the Primary Health Care team’s long-term volunteer Research Assistant since September 2012. Recently, I worked with our Primary Health Care team to organize one of the three health promoter trainings held each year. In addition to monthly on-site monitoring and evaluation of […]

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Silvina’s Story: Protecting the Lives of Mothers and Babies

In the spring of 2012, in the sector of Calderón of the community of La Pimienta, Chinandega, Antonia Guevara was given the happy news that she was pregnant for the third time. Antonia visited her community’s health promoter, Silvina Láinez, to share the news. Immediately, Silvina sat down with Antonia to fill out a “Plan […]

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New Leaders, New Hope in the RAAS

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. – Mark Caine (American climate scientist) Because of our very generous supporters, this year AMOS is able to commit to working alongside 5 new communities with local leaders who are passionate about […]

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CHINANDEGA: Region of Floods, Region of Hope

Community meeting in La Consulta, Chinandega

In wake of a natural disaster the traditional relief method is to raise support, supply provisions and help rebuild. However, in Chinandega, an isolated department of Nicaragua, this model is not always the most effective. Faced with annual natural disasters, communities need more than material aid after a disaster in order to move forward. It […]

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Discovering the Difference a Water Filter Makes

“Working with Aqua Clara, I got my hands dirty plenty of times in the lab, but there’s something about experiencing the filters first-hand in the communities that makes a difference. Sometimes we have to take a 2 hour hike just to find one filter. It’s powerful to realize something you’ve worked on in the lab […]

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Giving Back by Empowering Others: A Supervisor’s Story

Posted September 11, 2012 Everyday at AMOS is inspired by the people we work with. The reality of life in the rural communities of Nicaragua is often one of hardship, but it is also one of HOPE because of how people come together and give back. The newest member of our Primary Health Care Supervision […]

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An Answer to Prayer: The Samaritan Donation to AMOS

Dr. Nour Sirker and his wife Carolyn, founders of the Samaritano Foundation, have been missionaries in Nicaragua since 1992. In a life dedicated to serving others, they helped to found the Principe de Paz church in Nejapa, they ministered to low income families through the Samaritano clinic, and they developed and ran two urban Christian […]

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Strengthening Leadership to Strengthen Communities: Health Promoter Training, July 2012

During the first week of July, twenty-six health promoters traveled hours from their rural communities around Nicaragua to Managua to participate in the second of three continuing education trainings with AMOS for this year. The training lasted three days and three key words could be used to describe the activities the facilitators planned for this […]

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Enthusiasm, Personal Firsts and Exceeded Expectations: A Volunteer’s Reflection on Visiting Rural Nicaragua

Austin is a current GlobeMed volunteer and student at Rhodes College who will be working with AMOS for 6 weeks this summer. The focus of the partnership between AMOS and GlobeMed has been the work with rural communities to provide people with clean and sustainable sources of water to drink. After Austin’s first visit to […]

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