You cannot imagine the joy and excitement when these photos arrived. During a medical mission trip on the Rio Coco (Coconut River) between the Central American countries of Nicaragua and Honduras, two wonderful people.
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.
Adelante Mujer knows many, many blessings. Without a doubt, one of our great strengths is our very competent and dedicated Board of Directors. Seven members have guided the growth of Adelante Mujer until now. This blog proudly introduces two new members, each of whom was a guest at the July board meeting and was unanimously approved to serve a three year term with the other seven women directors.
Sister Ann with students: Six of the above graduated on December 12, 2014, one took the Hippocratic Oath on January 27, 2016, one is a fifth year student
Several people have asked if we expect recipients of Adelante Mujer financial assistance to repay the funds they are given. The simple answer is “No.” The response given to students is a little longer.
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.
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 worry our students.
Nicaragua is often considered as synonymous with poverty. There is little doubt that this largest country of Central America has more than its share of poverty. Hurricanes earthquakes, wars, erupting volcanoes, and floods have visited their wrath upon the republic that is slightly larger than New York.