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 Eta and Iota, including indigenous communities in Alamikamba and on the shores of the Prinzapolka River in the Northern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN).
Thanks to you, these families have received special packages containing food, such as rice, beans, pasta, oil, and products for personal care including toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, among others.
Dr. Gabriella Woo, AMOS Executive Director, joined the trip to the Caribbean Coast to deliver food packages and hygiene kits, and shared:
“Our team’s hearts were touched by all we saw. Many families lost everything. One woman I met, named Gloria, shared that all she had left were the clothes she was wearing that day. The water level and entire path of the river was shifted by the hurricanes and her house was swallowed up by the flood waters. But she has not stopped being a leader and helping her community to be organized and respond to the needs. I was truly inspired by her resilience. I wish we could do even more to help her and all the communities in this region that were hit so badly.”
Thank you for reaching out to vulnerable families in Nicaragua and letting them know that they matter in this world.
You remind them that their lives are important to their brothers and sisters in Christ – people who may not know their names or their stories, but know that they too deserve health, hope, and abundant life.