Corner of Love serves in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia reaching impoverished and refugee families through medical, dental, and eye care missions as well as sports, education, and clean water projects. When working in rural villages, medicine and supplies are packed each day and brought by truck, bus, horseback, or backpack to serve remote communities. One of the most important things we do is assist people fleeing repression, stepping in to help along their uncertain journey. Though we have primarily worked in Nicaragua since 1992, currently we are expanding our care to reach displaced families in other nations.
Since 2004, Corner of Love has made financial and in-kind donations to hundreds of schools in and around San Ramón and ignited a passion for learning in underprivileged children and teens that believed attaining an education was impossible.
Through shoes and backpack distribution events, targeted aid to driven students in rural areas, and support to teachers in the Darienses Mountain Range, we have shown our commitment to academic advances for Nicaragua’s next generation.
Our next steps in promoting education in Nicaragua will be to finish our Leadership School and select motivated student representatives from villages we serve in for study there. Corner of Love’s Leadership curriculum will include Bible Study, English, and Computer Skills, while preparing young citizens to positively contribute to the development of their rural community.
1.7 million deaths occur each year throughout the world from water-borne diseases such as parasitic infections and diarrhea. These deaths are preventable through clean water, safe hygiene practices, and adequate sanitation. Corner of Love is committed to bringing an end to unnecessary water-borne illness in the villages where we serve by coupling healthcare with clean water.
“1.7 million deaths occur each year throughout the world from water-borne diseases”
Every time we do a clinic, patients are asked to give a humble offering of 10 Cordobas (.45 cents USD) for each ticket, if they are able. These funds are collected and matched by Corner of Love, then gifted to that rural community to begin a water improvement project designed by the villagers. Projects include “obras” like digging rustic wells, piping clean water into schools and churches, constructing potable water towers, purchasing tanks, building latrines, and often moving water sharing points to more sanitary locations. All projects are 100% native-led and executed, using this sustainable funding model, where labor and funds originate from the village who hosts the healthcare clinic.
Larger projects like planning for industrial capacity wells, installation of electrical lines to town water treatment facilities, bore and tube wells, and equipment donations like submersible and hand-pumps will take place from our new Water Center, adjacent to Quinta El Misionero.