Why Only Women?

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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Shoulder Taps

We have all heard the expression: Every once in a while God taps us on the shoulder. Nearly every minute of every day I hear things chiming, beeping, ringing, flashing, or clicking. Texts, emails, phone calls, ads, billboards, neon lights, and alerts all fight for my attention. How can I possibly notice a little tap? Continue reading “Shoulder Taps”


Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas – Krismis Yamni

As I sit here in the Managua Airport awaiting my flight from the balmy tropics of Nicaragua to the freezing blasts of another Wisconsin winter, I have time to reflect on our recent interviews with our current students from medical school in Puerto Cabezas as well as the candidates, young women who, despite living in one of the most impoverished regions in the world, refuse to give up on their dream of bringing medical help to those who, like themselves, have had to survive with little or nothing.

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