Adelante Mujer’s “Angel” Doctor

They started just about the same time. Sister Ann McKean, foundress of Adelante Mujer, conceived the idea to try to raise money in the US to help fund higher education for needy women in Nicaragua. Doctor Manuel Salas, pioneer in founding Nicaragua’s only Intercultural General Medicin
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Those Who Show Mercy in Nicaragua

Our last blog pictured people in the US who bless Adelante Mujer with their service.  This blog describes a few of our many blessings in Nicaragua.   Students who will be doctors in eastern Nicaragua are numbered among the greatest and most hopeful blessings for whom donors share thei
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Mercy in Action

This week’s blog features “mercy in action” by Adelante Mujer friends and donors around the United States.                                                  James and Sabine Sharp of Glendale Designs bui
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Being Merciful Like God is Merciful

Mercy Sunday will be observed on April 3rd. How often do we think about mercy? Until Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy to extend between December 8, 2015 and November 20, 2016, most of us probably paid little attention to Mercy Sunday or even the importance of practicing m
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Student Concerns for Nicaragua

Adelante Mujer requires that all students asking for financial assistance must complete an application. One of the questions asks: What present conditions in Nicaragua cause you concern? Without mentioning names of respondents we want to share a few of the topics that ...
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Financial Stress of Nicaraguan Medical Students

Financial concerns of Nicaraguan students are unimaginable to most of us in the United States. Many of our medical students cannot afford a computer. Our applicants mention the handicap they endure by having no computer or having to borrow one from friends or ...
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Five New Adelante Mujer Doctors

Another historic event was marked for Adelante Mujer when, on January 26, 2016 URACCAN University students participated in a graduation mass at St. Peter Catholic Church in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. On January 27 the Hippocratic Oath was taken and five Adelante Mujer students became
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The Doctor’s and Her Sister’s Letters

  A long, long letter arrived after the graduation of Dr. Cindy.  In her letter titled “My Gratitude,”  Cindy thanked Adelante Mujer donors: “I am very grateful to God and the Adelante Mujer program that helped me.  Its support was great in giving me the funding to fulfill my dre
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A Sad and Determined Student Doctor

Sometimes a visit with medical students in Nicaragua can reveal some pretty deep sadness. One such experience occurred last month during a meeting with six of the Adelante Mujer third-year students. The usually sparky Sayonara was quiet and somber. When I greeted her with a hug and as
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A Student’s Amazing Gratitude

Mark Neilsen wrote a short reflection for Christmas Day in Living with Christ.  Mark used the verse from Luke’s Gospel, “All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.” He then asked, “Can you think of the last time you were amazed?” Now I hate to admit it b
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