Our children live in the slums in and around León, a city in the northwest of Nicaragua, Central America. Every day, they fight the hopelessness that comes with poverty. They are surrounded by prostitution, violence and drug addiction, and are sometimes victims of these problems. Without an education, these children have very little chance of escaping the misery and suffering of this life.
A future for our children
MPowering People gives these children a future! There’s nothing they want more than to learn and to do what they can to improve their lives.
One of our children: José María
Like many other children in Nicaragua, José María has a story that could break your heart. His mother left him with his father when he was two years old. His father drank himself to death, and by the time he was five years old, José and his sister were on their own. He took on a series of jobs at school so that he could attend class illegally. He often went hungry and slept in a neighbour’s car – as a ‘security guard’. Thanks to MPowering People, José now goes to school legally, and he’s getting great grades! José is a typical go-getter who deserves a helping hand.
Help our children
If, like us, you believe that every child has the right to an education and a healthy future, please help us. There are plenty of children eagerly waiting to be admitted to our empowerment programme. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough money to help them all – yet.