Meet Dr. Pedro Pérez!

Dr. Pedro León Pérez is our new Health Programs Manager. He brings with him 15 years of experience working at the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua -both at the local and national level-, as well as 15 years working in the nonprofit sector for the wellbeing of children. Scroll down to learn more about him. What moved…

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Wilmer needed urgent help…

During the visit of a mission team that came to install a solar panel system in the El Socorro community clinic, a man named Wilmer arrived with a serious hand injury from an accident while cutting a tree.  Wilmer, like many people in the community, works as an assistant laborer and was helping to cut…

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Why Providing Water Filters is Not Enough

Kertin Midence, our WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Program Coordinator talked to us about the importance of educating families, how training WASH promoters fits in the strategy to reduce disease, and some of the plans for this year. “There will be 4 sets of educational materials. The first one will focus on the goals and…

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Every face brings HOPE!

Every face brings HOPE!

Our team visited the remote, rural community of El Socorro. Our Communications Coordinator, Pedro Cortez, shares his personal reflection below.  Discovering the path of community development in the mountains of Nicaragua. “I have always thought that getting to know a person takes more than just a glance. Observing someone requires patience and empathy to discover…

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You are supporting Parenting With Love in Nicaragua!

Over the past few years, social and economic factors like the downturn of the economy and food and medicine shortages have created barriers for mothers and children to lead healthy lives. Many families have faced new challenges brought on by this difficult context, and others are simply unfamiliar with practices that can best facilitate physical,…

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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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