Nicaragua

Give Homes, Hunger Relief and Hope to Nicaraguan Families

First, it was COVID-19. Then, back-to-back hurricanes. One problem after another has been battering Nicaragua, creating incredible challenges for the country’s poorest families and children. They struggle just to eat, and the nation’s deficit of affordable housing has made safe shelter almost impossible to obtain.

With your help, we want to build 75 sturdy concrete homes for 75 Nicaraguan families, ship 1.6 million nutritious Vitafood meal, and also provide operational support for 490 feeding centers. This aid will fuel the holistic effort of our local partner Rainbow Network to lift communities out of deep poverty and into self-sufficiency and stronger faith.

Partners for Transformation

Since 2009, Cross Catholic Outreach has worked alongside Rainbow Network to bless Nicaraguan families with material relief and spiritual edification. Now we are partnering to advance the ongoing process of integral human development and community transformation so Nicaraguan families can experience God’s love and chart a path to a better life.

2009

Cross Catholic Outreach launches partnership with Rainbow Network by funding house construction in Los Arcos.

2013

Cross Catholic Outreach expands support to nutrition by funding La Paz Centro and Nagarote feeding centers.

2017-18

Cross Catholic donors help fund the construction of a clean water system in La Ceiba.  

2019

Next-level partnership: Rainbow Network becomes an official Community Transformation partner.

2020

Cross Catholic Outreach sends COVID-19 and hurricane relief.

Present

Your generosity will continue to provide safe homes and feed thousands throughout Nicaragua.

Your Generosity Will Provide

Housing

Build stormproof, earthquake-resistant houses, at a cost of $9,120 each, that are wired for electricity and have access to a new water system.

Food

Ship enriched Vitafood meals and provide financial support for community feeding centers reaching kids, elders, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Spiritual Outreach

All Rainbow Network activities include prayer and are driven by Christ’s love. Families are encouraged in their faith.

Homes are decorated for inauguration day in the community of Las Palmas.

Total Amount Needed: $814,944

Help us reach the goal of funding 75 houses for 75 families, shipping 1.6 million Vitafood meals and also providing additional financial support for 390 community feeding centers.

$18,540 —

  1. provides two safe new homes.

$9,120 —

  1. builds one safe, new home.

$4,560 —

  1. provides for a safe new home.

$2,501 —

  1. will provide meals for 171 people at the feeding center.

Your generous gift will fuel the ongoing transformation that is taking place in San Isidro and throughout Nicaragua as you provide safety, security, good health and a bright future!

Our Local Partner

Rainbow Network is an ecumenical Christian ministry focused on anti-poverty programs that nurture bodies, minds and souls. Its programs reach 59,000 people throughout Nicaragua.

Desperate for Safe Shelter

“Because the house is very small, everything gets wet… The rain washes away and gets all inside. Then we have to walk with brooms to take the water out.”  – Anna Margarita Overon Rivera

Make a Lasting Impact

Give Hope Today!

Proverbs 24:3 says, “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.” Compassion done wisely and in the spirit of Christ is compassion that changes lives. That is what we are asking you to make possible in San Isidro and places of deep need throughout Nicaragua. Please prayerfully consider a gift to bless vulnerable families with solid homes, solid meals and solid faith. Your generosity will answer the prayers of the poor and fuel their journey to a thriving future!

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.