Update #1: September 4, 2019
Much of Nicaragua was affected by a tropical storm that brought heavy rain, wind, and strong thunderstorms. No additional beneficiaries have been reported as affected. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) continued program activities during emergency days caused by rain so beneficiaries could attend, if possible. The Compassion Nicaragua National Office Partnership Facilitator visited the area and reported that children and their families are well and maintain stable living conditions. Many families have been supported financially to repair their roofs. Thankfully, beneficiaries are now regularly attending school and have resumed normal activities at the CDCs.
Please continue to pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.
Disaster Alert: August 22, 2019
Much of Nicaragua experienced poor weather conditions due to a tropical storm that moved across the country. The storm brought a low pressure system with heavy rains, wind and strong thunderstorms. So far, 16 beneficiaries and their families have been identified as affected.
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) are visiting the beneficiaries to assess the damage and needs of the families. Most families experienced damage to roofs and loss of personal items. Plastic tarps were distributed to provide some coverage during the storms. Some families have already returned home since the worst of the storm has passed. Most of the homes are still vulnerable to severe weather damage, so the CDCs continue to monitor the situation.
Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.