Here was our challenge:

We were documenting the morning routine in this impoverished community in Granada, Nicaragua and  while doing so, this little fellow was playing around us like crazy.  Every time we snapped a picture of him, he came to us to look at the screen smiling.  Understanding the process he then took all kind of poses for us to get more interesting pictures of him.  He is so lovely don’t you think?

Poverty has nothing to do with their inner quality.  Poverty is self-perpetuating.  If you are born in a ‘poor community’ then you will most likely feel it necessary to send your young out to earn money, thus causing them to drop out of school at an early age.  Your chances then of  remaining poor for life are great.

Should you be interested to know more about our humanitarian journey in solidarity we took  in July 2012 in Nicaragua, please follow this link.

Here is your challenge:

For 1$ a day, Empowerment International will get a child like him in the program.  EI will meet with the student  and teacher on a regular basis to monitor his or her progress.  After each meeting EI will meet with the parents to report on the progress and will recommend corrective action as needed. EI also helps facilitate solutions to barriers that arise which would typically cause a child to drop out of school.

So can you sponsor a child  like her for 1$ a day? This is less than a cup of coffee.

You can also  buy this Calendar.  For each Calendar sold 10$ will go to EI to help these kids.

Or you can buy a print of one of these kids.  Again, all the proceeds will go to EI.

The ultimate way to help though is sponsoring a child.  When you make a commitment,  you will receive regular report on the progress of the child you are sponsoring and will have the satisfaction of giving this child the opportunities that  associated with education.

Take a few minute to hear Anielka’s Story:

Wouldn’t you like to see your protégé show such determination and character in a few years from now?