Circulo De Amigas Overview
Target demographics: Young girls and women in poverty
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100
Geographic areas served: Jinotega, Nicaragua
Programs: -Sponsorship Program
With approximately 100 girls currently sponsored, we offer students the ability to attain an education without becoming dependent on foreign aid. Each student receives a monthly stipend that helps cover cost of living, allowing her and her siblings to remain in school.
Students have access to a lending library, community center, art classes, and computer lab. Academic success is ensured by our staff psychologist and students receive scholastic support from our full-time tutor.
-The Ayudate Project
Promotes family autonomy and nutritional health by teaching the art of family home gardening.
Changing community literacy patterns with a full-time librarian, book club, contests, and news kiosk.
-Lowering Pregnancy Rates
In conjunction with US universities, the Peace Corps, and local health authorities, CdA is currently developing a program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates.
The Jinotega Department of Health is now providing free medical to the local community at our facility on a periodic basis. This includes well-baby check-ups, inoculations, and ob/gyn services.