Providing Long-Term Sustainable Communities in Nicaragua
Light a Single Candle is partnering with Cross Catholic Outreach and Amigos for Christ to provide funding for a development model in 22 rural communities. The focus of this model is a 7-year partnership that generates long-term, sustainable growth in each community. This represents Light a Single Candle’s first Whole Community Partnership. Plan 7 is broken down into 5 major goals to be accomplished over the course of 7 years:
Goal 1: Leadership – The community leads, owns and operates every project.
Goal 2: Water & Sanitation – Clean water is available 24/7, and a septic system exists with a modern bathroom in every home.
Goal 3: Health – Each year, reduce the cases of intestinal parasites, kidney disease, and respiratory disease by 10%.
Goal 4: Education – 100% of children ages 5-17 attend school.
Goal 5: Economic Development – Family income will grow to $15 per day.