Suggested Projects

Medical/Dental

The people of Nicaragua – living in the second poorest economy in the Western Hemisphere – have inadequate access to proper healthcare. They rely on sporadic government shipments of medicine for even basic inoculations, and they often must travel significant distance to reach a hospital for minor surgeries, pre-natal care and delivery, and other medical procedures.

By participating in a medical or dental team you have the opportunity to dramatically change someone’s life. 516NOW can create a trip including (or exclusively for) medical service that matches the skill sets of your team. Projects may involve a temporary clinic, specific procedures for individuals with chronic conditions, distribution of supplies or medicines, healthcare training and education – or other activities of interest to you and your team. There also is great need for medical supplies and equipment – even equipment that is considered outdated in the US is valued in Nicaragua. Contact us and let us help put together a project that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group. Contact Us

Construction

Much of the population lives in tin or mud homes. Community buildings typically have concrete floors and walls with corrugated tin roofs. Because construction is relatively simple, projects can be completed within the time-frame of many mission trips. More major constructions may be orchestrated with multiple groups contributing to one project.

The vision of 516NOW is to create holy and prosperous communities – prosperous spiritually and economically. A key aspect of that vision is sound and safe buildings for churches, schools, clinics, and other organizations. By participating in a construction team you have the opportunity to substantially improve living conditions for at least one family or organization. Trips may include residential or commercial construction – or civic projects such as parks or play areas. Contact us and let us help put together a project that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group. Contact Us

Business

While the people of Nicaragua are economically challenged, the people of Nicaragua are industrious, creative and energetic. The vision of 516NOW is to create holy and prosperous communities – prosperous spiritually and economically. A key aspect of that vision is to assist Nicaraguan business people in starting and growing their businesses.

By participating in a business team you have the opportunity to immediately and directly impact the economic health of an individual, family and community. Projects may include business training and education, consulting, accounting assistance, market surveys and research, process improvement – or other activities of interest to you and your team. Contact us and let us help put together a project that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group. Contact Us

Education

As a state-run economy, Nicaragua has free education for all. However, that does not mean the education system has all necessary resources. Schools from kindergarten through high school need computers, classroom supplies, books, athletic supplies, and many other hard goods. They also need experienced educators – especially in English instruction – to assist in teaching children. Highly qualified instructors may be asked to participate in teacher-training seminars with Nicaraguan teachers. This is a great need/opportunity as 30% of required teacher-training in Nicaragua can be provided by Non-Government Organizations.

By participating in an educational team you have the opportunity to impact the lives of children that will grow to positions of influence in Nicaragua and around the world. Projects may include transporting and distributing supplies, educational seminars for teachers or administrators, English training for students – or other activities of interest to you and your team. Contact us and let us help put together a project that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group. Contact Us

Sports

Nicaraguans love their baseball. They also love soccer, volleyball, and many are taking an interest in American football. The vision of 516NOW is to create holy and prosperous communities – prosperous spiritually and economically. A key aspect of that vision is healthy and vibrant communities.

By participating in a sports team you have the opportunity to share skills and concepts from your athletic experience and begin to translate that into the message of hope offered through the Gospel. Projects may include sports camps, round robin events, demonstrations – or other activities of interest to you and your team. Contact us and let us help put together a trip that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group. Contact Us

Music

From a musical perspective, Nicaragua is a blend of Caribbean, Latin American, and North American influences. Driving down the street, you may hear Luis Enrique, Shakira or the Rolling Stones. Here, like almost everywhere in the world, music offers a unique communication dimension. Music is an important element of the vision of 516NOW – to create holy and prosperous communities.

By participating in a music team you have the opportunity to use your gifts in a new and exciting way. Projects may include concerts, training classes, seminars, street performance, transportation and distribution of musical supplies and instruments – or other activities of interest to you and your team. Contact us and let us help put together a project that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group. Contact Us

Evangelism

Nicaragua, like all countries, needs the saving message of Jesus Christ. The nation is largely Catholic, but relatively few practice their faith in a meaningful way. The vision of 516NOW is to create holy and prosperous communities – prosperous spiritually and economically. A person or community cannot be holy without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

By participating in an evangelistic team you have the opportunity to share the Gospel with people that are willing and eager to hear. Projects may include outdoor crusades, church revivals, one-on-one evangelism – or other activities of interest to you and your team. Contact us and let us help put together a project that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group. Contact Us

Retirees

There is great opportunity for anyone with the passion to help. Nicaragua is the second poorest economy in the Western Hemisphere, so the needs are great. However, many question where to begin when the needs are almost overwhelming.

The vision of 516NOW is to create holy and prosperous communities – prosperous spiritually and economically. There are many ways that those among us with accumulated wisdom and experience can help. For example, businesses need advice and counsel, teachers and administrators in the local schools need insight and English language instruction, churches need help in administration and training, and clinics and hospitals can benefit from those with experience in providing healthcare.

By participating in a mission team you have the opportunity to turn your time into advancing God’s kingdom. Projects may include almost any activity of interest to you and your team. 516NOW provides schedules and accommodations that recognize any physical limitations. Contact us and let us help put together a project that recognizes and leverages the skills and experience of you and your group.  Contact Us

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