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SOS Children's Villages began working in Nicaragua in 1973 following the earthquake which destroyed the capital of Managua, building a community in Esteli in northwest Nicaragua about 150 km from the capital. There are now four communities, as well as numerous social welfare and educational projects which also benefit local communities. … more about our charity work in Nicaragua

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Sponsored children from Matagalpa
Sponsored children from Matagalpa

A child sponsorship report from Matgalpa in Nicargua. Written in 2009.

Dear friends,

Receive a warmest greeting from all the villagers and co-workers of the SOS Children’s Village Matagalpa.

This year we started with 12 homes with a total of 102 children living in the village. We achieve to have a daily life like everybody else like for example each SOS mother with their children decide which schools go, on holidays they go to visit recreational places, churches, etc.

Each SOS mother continues working to teach about different types of tools to improve and have a nice future like for example the importance to go to the school, earn and save some money, have a work and improve their behavior and confidence.

We are proud because in our village we have kids with different types of artist skills. Nowadays 20 children are taking painting and drawing courses, also 12 girls are in a dancing school, 11 children are in music lessons, 13 teenagers are taking computing lessons and 10 children are taking English lessons.

Also we are proud because in our youth community our young people are learning different courses and technical careers to start their process of independence; where all this will help them to built up their own future with their own business or maybe working in a company, in order to increase their economical independency.

In this moment 4 girls are participating in classes for beauty care and learning all basics in this field, 2 are taking cooking lessons, 3 girls in sewing classes where they are learning sewing techniques and patterns to help them create unique items of clothing, including knits and swimwear, also 2 boys are taking a graphic design courses, even one of them are practicing all his knowledge making some visual arts and 2 girls are taking computation lessons.

All this achievements are possible because each SOS mother work to improve the life of each child. Also 1 SOS aunt who is training in the SOS Vocational Training Center where she has different issues that improve her attention to each child, coming soon will be a SOS mother.

Once again thank you.


Erwin Rocha Castro


SOS Children’s Village Matagalpa