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Phone: 3038236495
PO Box 1215
Colorado 80540
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Target demographics: impoverished children, at risk youth, all ages

Direct beneficiaries per year: 320 children in Villa Esperanza and Santa Ana Communities.

Geographic areas served: Nicaragua

Programs: 1. Home Visits
2. Primary School Scholarships
3. Secondary School Scholarships
4. Trade School Scholarships
5. University Scholarships
5. Career counseling
3. Peer Tutoring
4. Enrichment programs (sports, photography, dance, biking and hiking)
5. Peer support groups
6. Parent mentoring and guidance
7. Medical Assistance
8. Individual and Family Counseling

Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty before it is transferred to yet another generation, by building more educated and productive communities.
For the past 5 years our school retention rate has been over 94%! Currently we serve 320 children in two communities. We now have 8 children in the university and two will graduate end of 2013 and both have employment. The community has experienced a paradigm shift towards valuing education.

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I have personally visited Empowerment International's operation for 2 years and the work they do is nothing short of amazing. The founder, Kathy Adams, and her staff are extremely dedicated and the love they have for the kids are clearly evident. I am happy to become a new sponsor and am confident ... more »
I visited Empowerment International in 2009 and was so impressed with the work they are doing that I have my high school Spanish Honor Society students raise money each year to sponsor EI children. EI provides students the support they need to get the education that will help lift them and their ... more »
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