Place: El Porvenir, Nicaragua
Project: Student Sponsorships
Community: El Porvenir
Bismark lives with his grandparents and helps out at home by sweeping. If he could help his community it would be teaching everyone about not littering. His favorite subject in school is Natural Sciences. His goal is to attend University and become a Mechanic or an Agronomic Engineer. In his free time, Bismark likes to play and his favorite food is Gallo Pinto. It makes him happy to spend time with 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.