Giving Makes Us Feel Happy

      Giving makes us feel happy Excerpts From the Greater Good Magazine – Science Based Insights from a Meaningful Life  In a 2006 study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions
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The Maternity Ward

When we travel to Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, we regularly visit the local hospital to check on our students and some of our graduates who are now practicing doctors. My first visit was in 2016 and I was shocked to see the conditions (see the Jan. 2017 blog ‘My First Trip: Bilwi, Puerto Ca
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Meet Our New Doctors

These nine remarkable woman graduated from URACCAN University on Feb. 24, 2018. We now have a total of thirty-one doctors who were supported by your donations and are now working as doctors in that region. These doctors received your support, through Adelante Mujer, between one to fou
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Escarleth

It has been just over one year since I made my first visit to Bilwi, Nicaragua. Since then the students I met, especially the new applicants, have been on my mind. They are hard to forget. In the May 2017 blog I briefly mentioned some of their life stories. Escarleth, a beautiful, rat
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A Long History

Many of our students are from an area in Nicaragua along the Rio Coco ‘Coconut River’ called Waspam. Bordering on Honduras along Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast, it is a 4-5 hour drive to Puerto Cabezas. Over 90% of the population lives below poverty levels (extreme poverty) making their l
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Student Update

On our bi-annual trip to Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas this past December, we met many medical students who came to apply for our financial assistance. Once again, I am impressed by the caliber of these young women. They are serious, determined, intelligent, and devoted to their goal of helpi
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Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas – Krismis Yamni

 Esther As I sit here in the Managua Airport awaiting my flight from the balmy tropics of Nicaragua to the freezing blasts of another Wisconsin winter, I have time to reflect on our recent interviews with our current students from medical school in Puerto Cabezas as well as the candid
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Notes From Our Student Doctors

Just a few years ago, there was no one available to go into the small villages to bring medical assistance. When people became ill, they had to walk miles for help, and many times not until the disease was well advanced.
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Ten New Students Accepted

Interviews can be stressful for the students. Sister Diane made the semi-annual trip to Puerto Cabezas/Bilwi to interview new applicants and found ten.
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If You Travel to Puerto Cabezas/Bilwi

This is the area where our extraordinary Adelante Mujer medical students are from. This is the area I visited and learned, first hand, about the impressive work of Adelante Mujer.
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