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Farewell from ProNica Executive Director, Melissa Ajabshir

Farewell from ProNica Executive Director, Melissa Ajabshir

Reading Sister Mary Margaret’s cursive note on pale blue stationery reminded me once again of the unshakable bonds between the project partners in Nicaragua and all of you. In her letter I learned that Sister Mary Margaret volunteered with the Acahualinca Women’s...
La Belleza: Merari’s Story

La Belleza: Merari’s Story

A new video sheds light on the vibrant, nurturing community inside the Acahualinca Women’s Center. La Belleza: Merari’s Story features a single mother of three in Managua.  “At 1:30 I’m done with work, so I freshen up and go to class at 2:00,” Merari says as she slaps...
Folding the Girls of Las Yahoskas into our Hearts

Folding the Girls of Las Yahoskas into our Hearts

The ProNica website paraphrases the missions of the Los Quinchos and Las Yahoskas programs in terms of reaffirming human rights for children: a secure home, food, shelter, an education, and a peaceful childhood. Basic needs denied children all over the world. Simple...
Remembering Annette Donovan and her Abiding Witness

Remembering Annette Donovan and her Abiding Witness

ProNica lost a long-time champion on April 28 when Annette Donovan died peacefully at age 94. Annette and her husband Ted’s concern for Nicaragua first manifested in the early to mid-80’s when, as part of an ecumenical mid-week worship group, they worked on...