Place: Salinas Grande, Nicaragua
Project: Student Sponsorships
Community: Salinas Grande
Alejandro is studying Graphic Design at his University and his goal is to follow his dreams of being a professional Graphic Designer. Alejandro likes to draw and his favorite food is Pizza. When asked what would make him happy, he said "that his parents would care about his studies". Alejandro helps out around the house by doing chores and if he could help his community, he would like to pave the roads.
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.