Before there was an Adelante Mujer, Sister Ann heard about an excellent medical student of URACCAN University who was struggling to pay her tuition. Sister Ann went to the university bursar, askedfor Ana’s bills, and paid the meager amount that Ana had charged in the hope that someday, somehow she could pay. Sister delivered the receipt to Ana at her home and promised Ana that when she returned to the US she would look for donors to help finance her medical education.
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.
A long, long letter arrived after the graduation of Dr. Cindy. In her letter titled “My Gratitude,” Cindy thanked Adelante Mujer donors:
“To think that strangers give their money so we can follow our dream to become doctors is so beautiful to us,” recipients of Adelante Mujer financial assistance have told Sister Ann. “Those people never met us and they help pay our educational expenses here in Nicaragua! They are so generous!”
Eight new Adelante Mujer doctors in Puerto Cabezas are currently working in the local hospital as interns. When Sister Diane visited she found the young doctors busy within their rotations throughout the various departments of the hospital. Each of the doctors reported that her work was exciting and fulfilling though the long hours were exhausting.
Welcome to the Adelante Mujer Blog! This very first Blog message proudly relates an important milestone in the five-year history of our scholarship program. ADELANTE MUJER HAS GRADUATES! ADELANTE MUJER HAS SPONSORED EIGHT YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE NOW NEW MEDICAL DOCTORS IN EASTERN NICARAGUA!