Place: El Porvenir, Nicaragua
Project: Student Sponsorships
Community: El Porvenir
Antoni's lives with his parents and sister. His favorite class is English and his goals are to study English at a University in another country and become a lawyer. Antoni helps out at home by running errands and sweeping the patio. If he could, he would help his community by helping people with disabilities. In his free time he likes to play baseball and soccer. and it would make him happy to finish school and always be close to his family.
El Porvenir is a rural community of about 135 families in the region of Chinandega. The farther in the outskirts of the city you go, the more poverty you will encounter. Since 2016, SuNica has come alongside the community of El Porvenir to complete construction of a full scale Clean Water project, piping water directly to each home, and the building of Modern Bathrooms for each family. As is the case in most rural communities in Nicaragua, most teens feel pressure to leave school to begin working and/or to get married and start families, which leaves them with no chance of enhancing their job prospects through education.