ChildCry partners with a ministry in Nicaragua serving in a mountain community called Cerro Verde and in the village of Rancho.
Kids in these communities are provided with lunch five days a week and are fed meat twice a week. Meals are cooked over wood fires. Teens participate in chicken farming and make their own tortillas to help maintain the feeding program. The kids are also given a vitamin-enriched oatmeal drink to address the problem of poor nutrition common in their communities.
This local ministry also runs a free pediatric clinic in Managua—Nicaragua’s capital city—for low-income families, and a technical farming school for teens aged 13-19 years.
ChildCry funding for food allows them to focus their efforts on supplying these much-needed services.
Typical meals for children in these communities include meat, milk, vitamin-fortified oats, and red beans.