Place: Salinas Grande, Nicaragua
Project: Student Sponsorships
Community: Salinas Grande, Nicaragua
Ana M. has been waiting 1178 days for a sponsor.
Ana lives with her mother, two sisters and a brother. She helps her mom out at home by cleaning the house. Her favorite subject at school is Arts and Culture and she would like to help her community by teaching kids how to paint. Ana's goals are to do well in school and attend college one day so she can become a teacher. She enjoys playing kickball in her free time.
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.