ABOUT EL AYUDANTE
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El Ayudante means “the helper.”
We are a Christian humanitarian organization based in León, Nicaragua, dedicated to partnering with the Nicaraguan people to transform the nation—one child, one family, and one community at a time. Since 2001, El Ayudante has pursued this goal through a two-pronged strategy.
First, we offer supportive care for twenty-nine children and their families through our Hogar Christiano Nicaraguense (HCN) or Nicaraguan Christian Home. Our HCN partners with each child and his other family to improve quality of life and to work toward opportunities to rise above material poverty toward holistic health. We strive daily to work with each child and family in our program in the areas of spiritual nurturing, housing, proper medical care, nutrition, service and excellence in education.
Second, we host anywhere from 30 to 35 short-term ministry teams each year from the states to work with local Nicaraguan community leaders toward bringing tangible and holistic change in people’s lives in the areas of spirituality, education, medicine, construction, and training. Teams are provided with an itinerary, meals, translators, and transportation.