Our goal is to support women who are striving to become medical doctors. Why only women? How did that focus come about?
The program began when a very talented young woman told Sister Ann that she would have to drop out of the university because she had no money to continue. There it was, one woman reaching out to another. Sister Ann did what she could to help that student, and that was to ask another woman who had the means to help. That woman wrote a check which inspired Sister Ann to help more women, and so it went. Adelante Mujer, Advance Woman! was born.
A recent editorial in Nicaragua’s national paper “El Nuevo Diario” stated, “It is the machista culture that is destroying men, women and families and what we have to understand clearly is that 40% of households in Nicaragua are now sustained by women alone.”
“Abandoned families, children left in the care of extended families, single women and mothers who become the sole providers for their children; all are desperate plights for women and children living in a deeply impoverished country. In these homes, the mother is economically responsible for the children, and she is the most influential force in their upbringing.”
This is why it’s so important to continue supporting women. The whole society depends on women for it to function. When they become educated, their earning power improves and the family has a chance to escape poverty. The value of a good education will most likely be passed down to her children and all of the children in the extended family. Your contributions do so much more than educate one woman; to educate a woman is to educate a family, even a nation.
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