ABOUT OUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
When you sponsor a child with Empowerment International, it's personal. Your sponsored child is not just a number, we have a relationship with them, and you will too. Three times a year you will hear from your child. You are always welcome to write to them too, they really enjoy it when you do! As a matter of fact, you are welcome to meet them if you are in Nicaragua. By sponsoring a child, you are ascertaining that they have a spot in our program. Each year they receive school supplies, uniforms, shoes, tuition (for older kids if applicable), emotional and physical healthcare as needed, tutoring after school, home visits, access to all of our clubs such as reading, computers, dance, photography, soccer, art, and biking. These kids become a part of the EI family and feel they have a second home with us. As long as the student maintains our program requirements, they will be a part of our program throughout their educational career. It's no longer unusual for students to start at a young age in our program and graduate from high school or even enter the university.
Since the age of 2, I have lived with my paternal grandparents, my mother and father separated and my grandmother asked for my custody. My parents did not have the financial conditions or a house to support me at that time, now both have a new family. I used to visit my mother a few times a year, my dad spends the mornings visiting me for a little while.
My grandmother is a struggling woman who works cleaning the school where I study, my grandfather makes a broom and goes out to sell them and so we have been getting by, now I am very grateful to be part of the beneficiary students of Empowerment. I love to participate in tutoring programs.
In my free time, I help at home to clean the house and wash my clothes. My favorite food is fried fish and I like to eat a lot of oatmeal.
When I grow up I want to study law.