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In obedience to the Greatest Commandment, Vision Nicaragua exists to enhance Love, Life, Relationships, Growth, and Potential in local communities.
Vision Nicaragua is a small non-profit based out of Asheville, NC. As an organization, we originally connected with the people in the village of Bethel (near Chinandega) after Hurricane Mitch hit around 15 years ago. Upon arrival, we realized that there was much more going on in the lives of our friends down there that extended far beyond the hurricane devastation.
A very common job in this area is for men to work in the sugar cane plantations. Deadly herbicides are used on the cane which, upon exposure, will cause chronic kidney failure. Once they have this disease, they are sent home from the plantation with little to no means of help from their employer. Needless to say, this has caused wives to lose their husbands and children to lose their dads very early on in life.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
From here, Vision Nicaragua has been trying to help stop this cycle. We have a sponsorship program in place that allows students to go to a local school and receive an education. Students are then able to move forward and get jobs outside of the sugar cane plantation. For the widows that have already lost their husbands, we have sponsorship set up to help them with the financial set-backs once their husbands have passed. And for the men that have the chronic kidney disease, we have them set-up to receive spiritual support, medical treatment, and the financial assistance needed to help them as they seek to provide for their families once they are let go from their job at the sugar cane plantation.
By God’s grace, we are seeing lives forever changed and restoration at work every single day.