She’s living her calling

She’s living her calling

“My name is Isabel Toruño Sequeira and I have been a technician in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program for the past year. I was attracted to AMOS because of its focus on teaching and the possibility of sharing my knowledge, that is why I left my previous job focused on primary health care. After 8 years…

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Holding onto Hope for Maura

Holding onto Hope for Maura

“There is nothing else to do, we have no hope of her surviving. Please contact the mayor’s office and help us get a coffin to mourn her.”  When Ada Luz Montenegro, AMOS-trained Health Promoter in Apantillo, heard this from the parents of 11-year-old Maura, she was astonished but refused to give up hope for the…

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Baby Benjamin found Hope in our Health Promoter

Baby Benjamin found Hope in our Health Promoter

Benjamin is a sweet and resilient 2-year-old boy from the rural community of El Bambu, in the South Caribbean Coast Region of Nicaragua. Benjamin lives with his parents and three siblings, and like any child his age, he is full of energy and curiosity. However, not long ago, Benjamin fell seriously ill. His worried mother…

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Serving in Nicaragua: a life-changing experience!

Serving in Nicaragua: a life-changing experience!

Last month we welcomed Shwetha Sudhakar and Mackenzie Cater, who are both in internal medicine-pediatrics residency in Cleveland. During their in Nicaragua, they went up in the mountains in Nicaragua to participate in a Health Fair and delivered water filters. They also cared for patients in our urban clinics in Managua, did home visits to…

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She’s inspired to serve her neighbors

She’s inspired to serve her neighbors

Jeilin Téllez is the new health promoter of Banco de Siquia, in the South Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. And your support is helping her change lives! Jeilin is 23 years old, the youngest member of her community’s Health Committee and also the first woman to become a Health Promoter in that region. Despite her young age,…

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Restoring hope for José Gabriel

Restoring hope for José Gabriel

“Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will sustain you, and I will rescue you.” -Isaiah 46:4  José Gabriel is nearly 90 years old. He lives in a vulnerable area of the community of…

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You Bring the Light of Hope to El Cedro

You Bring the Light of Hope to El Cedro

El Cedro is an extremely remote community in the South Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. Only 4×4 vehicles can reach a certain point on the dirt road; the remaining distance requires a donkey, mule, or horse or walking on foot for many hours. The closest doctor and health center are about six hours away. This motivates…

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More than one way to bring hope…

More than one way to bring hope…

Jen was alone at home that day. Her husband woke up early to go work on the fields. Even though she was 34-weeks pregnant, she was still having nausea, and decided to lay on bed for a while. But…she woke up to pain in her belly and lower back. Soon it had spread to all…

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A Health Promoter Training looks like this!

A Health Promoter Training is a week of intense learning, both in theory and practice. During these days the Health Promoters have a space to share about their experiences, doubts, concerns, challenges and to provide and receive feedback. Last week, they had the chance to learn about how to care for wounds and burns, equipment sterilization, children rights protection…

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Learn about our new pilot program!

This year, AMOS launched its Sexual and Reproductive Health Pilot Program in Matagalpa. One of our main goals is to work with community leaders to reduce teen pregnancy, diseases, and maternal deaths through educational fairs. This Pilot Program came as a response to a need identified by local leaders in the 6 communities we serve in Matagalpa, who asked for help and support to…

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Training community health leaders: Pánfila

Pánfila, Health Promoter Candidate from Nacascolo, is one of the many community health leaders currently in training to support the work of current Health Promoters or step up to that role if needed. A few weeks ago, she shared about her and her challenges in this process: “I am 25 years old. I was born…

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