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Los Quinchos 26th Anniversary Celebration

On June 18th in the small mountain community of San Marcos, Nicaragua, Los Quinchos held its 26th Anniversary celebration. It started at 9AM with visitors arriving to La Finca (The Farm), which was the very first Quinchos home. La Finca is always a lively place with...

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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...

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Gaining la Confianza (the Confidence) at Los Quinchos

When I first heard that I would be working at Los Quinchos, a residential center for youth located in San Marcos, Nicaragua, I was excited and nervous. I had worked with youth in similar situations in Immokalee, Florida and was happy to spend my summer with middle to...

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Maria Fatima Returns to Casa Materna Ten Years Later

When Maria Fatima arrived at the Casa Materna in mid-July, she looked around thoughtfully taking in every aspect of her surroundings. Then she said, “I was here almost ten years ago, and I am remembering how it was. I was only 14 years old and about to give birth to...

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Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman Celebrates 25 Years!

As we at the Casa Materna MAJ celebrate 25 years of service to more than 17,500 rural mothers and newborns, we give thanks for a multitude of friends, including all of you at ProNica! Without your support, this miracle could not have happened! When we began our...

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Take the ProNica Witness Tour – You’ll Love It!

By Vicki Mariner 2016 Friends Witness Participant from Tallahassee, Florida Quaker Meeting In early December of 2015, Jim and I boarded a plane from Miami to Managua, Nicaragua.  I was amazed at how short the flight was!  Just a few hours to a wonderfully different...

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Breaking free from Domestic Violence in Rio Blanco

Five hours outside of Managua and just south of the stunning Cerro Munsún Natural Reserve sits the historically troubled town of Rio Blanco. Our partners at the Oficina de la Mujer (Office for Women) have their hands full. When leaders of other women’s rights...

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Job Opening: ProNica Program Director in Nicaragua

Title:                             Program Director Location:                     Managua, Nicaragua Opening Date:           October 15, 2015 Closing Date:             Until filled ProNica is a Quaker-founded nongovernmental organization that nurtures cross-cultural...

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