What a Blessing to Give the Gift of Sight

Hello! I hope you and your families are well. Dr Heydi, Nicaraguan

I am currently in the ophthalmology module, where I do my clinical practices on the afternoon and night shifts once a week. This year, I do not have any specific patients since I do not have time to do visits in person daily; the 5th year is quite full of activities and classes.

Dr Heydi, Nicaraguan

I interact with patients daily; people already recognize me when they see me on the street and express themselves as very grateful.

This month we have assisted some communities to vaccinate adults and children against COVID-19 and Tetanus and ensured that children have their complete vaccination schedule. We also give them antiparasitic medications.


Dr Heydi, NicaraguanI feel happy because the people in the communities trust us and accept that they are given the correct medicine, unlike in previous years when they were incredulous about the existence of certain diseases.

I have attached some photos of my clinical practices. I am always grateful for your support; you are a very important part of this great dream.

February 2024

Dr Heydi, Nicaraguan







We Had to Save Her Baby


three ladies taken care of twinsHello. I am Doctor Allison and I was a student in the Adelante Mujer program between 2017-2020.I will always be grateful for all the ways Adelante Mujer has helped me make possible my dream of becoming a doctor.

After I took the Hippocratic Oath on March 24, 2021, I completed one year of internship and two years of social service. The path has been difficult but not impossible.

During my medical internship at the boarding school and social service, I have had many experiences. In each experience, I have always had God present and I feel that God has helped me to be able to move forward. Before, during and after each procedure I perceive myself, I talk to God and I ask God for wisdom, intelligence and patience so that God’s hands, through me, can help me help my patients, especially those who are in critical condition and who have often made us feel that we could lose them. Continue reading “We Had to Save Her Baby”

My First Time Assisting at Surgery

Being a medical student during her last year of study in the Intercultural Medicine program of URACCAN University surfaces a multitude of emotions as you will read in this report submitted by Merlin. She wrote:

Merlin Assisting in surgery ~ December 2023


This first image was taken at the beginning of this second semester.  My teacher guide informed me the day before to prepare to assist him in a prostate removal surgery.  At first I was very afraid and nervous because I had never seen a procedure of this type even though he had already given us the theoretical knowledge prior to surgery.

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The Faith and Caring of Future Physicians🙏

Adelante Mujer has always placed high expectations on students who receive financial assistance.  To be excellent doctors, they need to apply themselves as serious students who attain the learning and skills they will need in their profession.  Excellent doctors also need to convey a personal caring for each of their patients without belief they are the omnipotent healers.  Will Adelante Mujer doctors demonstrate these necessary elements?  Some of the very kind messages that students sent to Karen, our Executive Director who Continue reading “The Faith and Caring of Future Physicians🙏”

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Adelante! Advance! Forward!

Sometimes life does not deal the cards we hoped to receive.  Sadly, Karen Heuberger has been put in that position.  Her cancer has returned and requires an indefinite length of treatment which prompted her to resign as Executive Director after two years of devoted service to Adelante Mujer.  Karen wrote, “While I have tried to serve Adelante Mujer and our students Continue reading “Adelante! Advance! Forward!”

Photos of recent doctors in Nicaraguan

Doctors on Our Wall

Each year Adelante Mujer proudly publishes the photos and first names of the newest doctors who received financial assistance from our faithful donors and grantors. It is our privilege to walk into the office each day and see all of their smiling, grateful faces and we thought you might appreciate the same inspiring view.

The first panel features Continue reading “Doctors on Our Wall”

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Giving from the Heart

Below are a few of the responses we received from donors to our recent question: Please tell us why you contribute to Adelante Mujer or how you heard about us. We are grateful for their replies, some of which we share with you.

“A very dear friend served as a nurse in Nicaragua for many years and she Continue reading “Giving from the Heart”

Treating the Children

Michayska is a fourth-year student at URACCAN. Below she shares a bit about her work with a child in her community.

First of all, cordial greetings…God bless all the people who have made it possible to achieve this scholarship. I also express my gratitude for the support that has been given to me during my university career in order to continue forward and every day closer to our goal. Through this present, I want to let you know my contribution to my city putting my knowledge into practice being an honor for me to be able to help the Continue reading “Treating the Children”

The Need Is Growing!

With a new semester starting in July, Adelante Mujer has been busy interviewing new applicants for the program. We had 18 interviews this month, showing that the need for our services keeps growing! These women are passionate about helping the people in their communities. They study hard and their financial need is real. Many talked about the cost of the bus to get to and from classes. The 10 Córdobas each way is often hard to come by. This amount is equivalent to 27¢ in US money, something Continue reading “The Need Is Growing!”

What Are the Students Doing?

Each year, the students in Adelante Mujer submit a report about their clinical work, either with an individual patient or their overall work.  Following is a report recently received from a student.  It gives you a good idea of how the students put into practice all they are learning.

I am currently in the Ophthalmology module, where I do my clinical practices in the afternoon and night shifts once a week. For now, everything is fine, and I am up to date with classes. This year I don’t have a specific patient since I don’t have time to do daily visits to a person. The 5th year is quite full of activities with the class schedule. Continue reading “What Are the Students Doing?”