History Of Adelante Mujer
Adelante Mujer/Advance Woman was founded in 2009 by Sister Ann McKean, CSA when she met an academically superior Nicaraguan high school graduate who wanted to pursue a university education but was unable to do so because she did not have the money. Beginning at that moment Sister Ann, herself a university professor, was inspired to do everything in her power to financially assist similar young Nicaraguan women with aspirations for a college degree they could not afford.
Adelante Mujer, recognizing the dire need for medical doctors on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, decided to focus its ministry on women who aspire to become medical doctors. Adelante Mujer provides funds for needy young women who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of six years of study required by the medical school at URACCAN University. Each month recipients of Adelante Mujer scholarships are given money to help pay for school supplies and for the expensive medical supplies and equipment uniquely required for medical students. One meal per school day is also funded by Adelante Mujer because many students can hardly afford this daily expense.
On December 12, 2014 the first eight beneficiaries of Adelante Mujer graduated as medical doctors! Currently, seventeen young women are receiving Adelante Mujer scholarship funding. Any donation, however large or small, is a greatly needed and will benefit the education of young women whose medical service will be extended to people of the Caribbean coast where the poverty is second to Haiti.