Category Archives: Nicaragua

Sponsored child Everth and his mother, Carmen.
Jul 6 2015

Beautifying a community

Sponsored child Everth and his mother, Carmen.

Sponsored child Everth and his mother, Carmen, participated in a neighborhood clean-up day organized by Unbound staff in Nicaragua. Along with other families they collected materials from the streets for recycling or proper disposal.

The city of Estelí, Nicaragua, is a troubled one. Many families served by Unbound live in one of its neighborhoods that is unsafe and run-down.

The neighborhood is underdeveloped. Its dirt roads run with raw sewage. A majority of the sponsored children attend a school on the main road in the neighborhood, an area that has a lot of garbage strewn about.

But the community is trying to make small steps forward, and Unbound is helping residents work toward creating a safer and cleaner neighborhood.


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Elizabeth makes pastries outside her home in Nicaragua.
Jun 24 2015

‘I am going to fight’

Elizabeth makes pastries outside her home in Nicaragua.

Elizabeth makes pastries outside her home in Nicaragua.

On a good day, Elizabeth earns $3.78 selling pastries she makes in the home she shares with 12 other family members.

That’s a good day. Sometimes, she makes less.


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Hammock Day 2014
Jul 21 2014

Happy Hammock Day!

Sponsored child Geraldine

Tomorrow is Hammock Day, and to celebrate we want to share some great photos of sponsored kids, staff and sponsors enjoying hammocks around the world.

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Sponsor an elder
May 21 2014

Sponsor an elder through their golden years

Sponsor an elder

Sponsored elders in Guatemala.

Elderly people need sponsors, too! We have several elders on our waiting lists who would love to have someone to write to and share their joys. Check out the list below for some of those who need a sponsor.

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Unbound mothers
May 7 2014

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Unbound

Celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 11, with a photo of your mom on Twitter and Instagram!

Every Monday on Instagram, we celebrate mothers of sponsored children and their efforts to create a better life for their families. Our #MotherMonday hashtag game shows the faces of mothers around the world, and we want you to add to our collage.

Post a photo of your mom or a photo of you with your mom, tag @Unboundorg and use the hashtag #MotherMonday.

Nicaraguan music
Mar 28 2014

Making music in Nicaragua

By Paul Pearce, director of global strategy for Unbound

Visiting sponsored members’ homes is one of the highlights of an Unbound Awareness Trip. On a recent trip to Nicaragua, sponsors were treated to a special musical performance at one home.

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Jul 26 2013

Nicaragua awareness trip brings ‘great opportunity for learning’

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“Bob’s Notes” are reports from CFCA President Bob Hentzen, who regularly accompanies awareness trip participants. You can see Bob’s full update on his Facebook page.

Photo credits for this report go to Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel, CFCA-Guatemala staffers, the CFCA staff in Managua and Bob Hentzen.
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Unbound staff member
May 1 2013

From CFCA scholars to CFCA staffers

When CFCA scholars graduate from the program, what happens next? For many former scholarship students, their new career may be right where they started. Read the personal success stories of Bismark and Mayela in Nicaragua.


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Aug 6 2012

Experiencing the grace, elegance of Nicaragua and its people

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“Bob’s notes” are reports from CFCA President Bob Hentzen, who regularly accompanies mission awareness trip participants. You can see Bob’s full update on his Facebook page.

It’s a joy to share with you the beautiful people of Nicaragua.

With a population of more than 5 million, statisticians rate Nicaragua as the largest in geographical size and economically poorest of Central America.

It is popularly known as the land of volcanoes, poets, artists and good baseball, but let’s add beautiful harmonies and colorful dances to that list.

CFCA serves 9,626 children and their families in Nicaragua, along with 856 aging friends. Currently, 1,280 families are on our waiting list for sponsorship. Read more

May 17 2012

How to make ‘indio viejo’ stew (Nicaragua recipe)

Unbound recipe: Indio viejo from Nicaragua

Try this indio viejo recipe from Nicaragua … mmm!

Unbound serves more than 10,000 sponsored children and elderly in Nicaragua. Our staff members there sent us this tasty recipe for “indio viejo,” or a corn-based, slow-cooked stew!

The Nicaraguan people are experts at making a variety of food dishes based on corn. This is a culture inherited from their ancestors.

In rural communities, corn-based meals are consumed daily. One of them is indio viejo, which is usually served as the main dish with rice, fried plantain and coleslaw salad. Sometimes, however, it is served as a secondary dish.

This recipe is for five people. See the full recipe