NICARAGUA

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.

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