Clean Water Means the World to Aliseth…

Aliseth lives in the rural community of Rancho Pando with her husband and their four children, ages 2, 5, 8, and 15 years old. “We used to collect water from a nearby well, which is about half a mile away. We would drink our water directly from there, no matter how dirty it was. And,…

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At AMOS, we believe in the power of restorative practices!

Since the beginning of AMOS, our co-founder, late Dr. Gustavo Parajón, implemented practices to promote peace and respect not only among our staff, but also among the communities we serve. Over the past years, AMOS has been blessed to partner with experts on Restorative Practices, such as Miguel Tello, Latin American representative for the Training and Consulting…

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Sparking Hope in Nicaragua

The following message was extracted from the AMOS Annual Report 2020. You can download the full report here. Letter from the Executive Director Every day in Nicaragua, people struggle to drink clean water, or afford even the most basic food items. Moms agonize with worry, with no means to take their sick children to hospitals…

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How Teamwork Brings Hope to Sabalete

The rural, remote community of Sabalete, in the mountains of Matagalpa, has two Health Promoters: Pedro Pablo Guillén, an active and experienced Health Promoter; and José Alberto Obregón, a Health Promoter in training. Pedro Pablo explains the reason behind this: “The community of Sabalete is very large. Currently, there are 231 families, whose houses are…

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Nicaragua Hurricane Relief – You Made it Possible!

In November of this year, amid an economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicaraguan families were hit by two Category 4 hurricanes in less than a month. The devastation was unprecedented. The losses were great. But, amid despair, you gave hope. Your generosity reached over 1,200 families in 15 rural communities who were affected by catastrophic hurricanes…

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Nicaragua necesita ayuda urgentemente.

Este 2020 no ha sido un año normal para Nicaragua. Después de ser azotada por dos huracanes de categoría 4 en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19 y una crisis económica, Nicaragua necesita salud y esperanza ahora más que nunca. Todavía estamos evaluando el alcance total de la devastación causada por los huracanes Eta y…

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Urgent Help Needed For Hurricane Relief

2020 has not been a normal year for Nicaragua. After being hit by two Category 4 hurricanes amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a sociopolitical and economic crisis, Nicaragua needs health and hope now more than ever. We are still assessing the full extent of the devastation done by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. But we know the needs…

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Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua: An Update From AMOS

This past Tuesday, November 3rd, at around 4PM EST, Category 4 Hurricane Eta made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, just south of the town of Puerto Cabezas, with wind speeds up to 140 miles per hour. It was one of the most powerful storms to hit Central America in years. By Tuesday night,…

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Healthier, Stronger Communities – Thanks to You!

In 2016, a new virus called Zika threatened the health of millions of people. It was the first known mosquito-borne virus to cause birth defects such as microcephaly. Your prompt response to this health emergency helped AMOS and our partner, the Sustainable Sciences Institute, develop a low-cost, successful, and scalable intervention to prevent the spread…

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Meet Our New Executive Director, Dr. Gabriella Woo!

In light of Dr. David Parajón’s decision to relocate to New Mexico, the AMOS Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to welcome Dr. Gabriella Woo as AMOS’ new Executive Director, beginning October 1st! Dr. Gabriella Alexia Woo Moreno is a General Medical Physician, additionally certified in Health Services Management. Further, she is a distinguished graduate…

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AMOS Update #4 on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nicaragua

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect everyone around the globe, we keep praying for the health and safety of your communities and Nicaragua. And we are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support, friendship, and prayers. As of July 21st, Nicaraguan health authorities have officially confirmed 3,439 cases of COVID-19 within our borders and 108…

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