Managua

Emmanuel’s Remarkable Story

Emmanuel lives with his mother and extended family in a tiny home in the former refugee community of Nueva Vida. He was born with a congenital deformity in his upper and lower limbs. When we first met Emmanuel on the steps of our dental clinic in 2012, he was just three years old. We learned he had once received a pair of leg braces from a visiting surgeon to the public hospital in Managua. However, when the surgeon left the program at the hospital ended.

ORPHANetwork Medical Director, Dr. Janice Hebbert, has helped this family throughout their journey. She remarks, “it has been a great blessing to be able to continue to help this young boy; to be a witness of God’s love and his power through science.”Ā 

Today, Emmanuel is eight years old and has been through eight surgeries – six on his hands and two on his legs and tons of physical therapy. The leg braces he was recently fitted with are expected to correct the curvature of his legs within two years! We are honored to create new opportunities for life for Emmanuel, his mother and each of the 22,000 children we serve.

Click here to see additional medical success stories of our children and stay tuned to our emails for another incredible medical story coming soon.

Photos from the Mission 14 Sewing Training Center

Our jobs skills training program with Mission 14, empowers students from our Local Church Initiatives to gain in-demand sewing skills. Textiles at the top export in Nicaragua and our students are learning this trade which opens the door to employment.

“Today there are eleven people with a job and a salary to provide for their families who are taking the first steps to break the cycle of poverty.” – Fabricio Mercado, Mission 14

You can provide training for 3 students for just over $1,000. Consider launching a peer-to-peer fundraiser to provide training for our next class!

Workforce Training for 22 Transition Students

Whether they are enrolled in English or vocational programs, working on their undergraduate degrees, or actively searching for jobs, our Transition Program exists to provide a hand-up to our children navigating their way through the new realities of life as an independent young adult.

22 Transition Students just completed a two-day Workforce Training Program hosted by the Job Ministry of the Nicaraguan Government. The training assessed skill-sets and helped students identify careers that are a good fit for them as well as reinforced their understanding of the hard work involved in achieving their career goals.

Our Proud Certificate Holders!

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Read our 2013 Annual Report

The pages of our 2013 Annual Report tell many of the ways the Lord blessed our ministry last year. We hope you will enjoy seeing the big, beautiful pictures, reading the transformational stories that accompany them, evaluating the statistics and celebrating the substantial growth we’ve experienced over recent years. We also hope that you would pass our Annual Report on to friends, family, co-workers, and basically anyone that you’d like to introduce to ORPHANetwork.

You can click on the image above for a special message from our Executive Director, Dick Anderson, or click here to go straight to the report. Enjoy!

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