Place: Salinas Grande, Nicaragua
Project: Student Sponsorships
Community: Salinas Grande
Angel T. has been waiting 971 days for a sponsor.
Angel's favorite subject is Biology and his favorite food is fried chicken. Angel's favorite pastime is playing soccer and spending time with his family. Angel would like to one day be a doctor. He helps out his family by working in the fishing industry and contributing to the food expenses. Angel would like to improve his community by planting trees.
Salinas Grande, which means "big salts," is a fishing community on the west coast of Nicaragua. The town is named for a the salt production facility that operates nearby. Most of the boys are becoming fishermen or leaving to work in the agriculture industry around the age of 14 or 15 without completing high school. The girls are under cultural pressure to get "married" and have kids by the age of 15, which leaves them with no hope of completing their studies either. SuNica's Discipleship & Education program is built to make it easier for them to stay in school, and also provides an opportunity to learn what it means to follow Christ. Since 2015, SuNica has come alongside the community to support the youth and recently, complete a full scale Clean Water project, piping water directly to each of the 460 homes.