Here is what your generous donation could
provide for a child in Limon 1, Tola, Nicaragua:
With a US$25
month donation for one year, one student could afford to purchase two
sets of school uniforms and the necessary books, backpack and school
supplies to fully engage in her school experience.
With a US$50
a month donation for an entire year, one student could
purchase two sets of school uniforms and the necessary books,
backpack, school supplies, as well as an entire year of healthcare
including a bi-monthly visit to our clinic, medicine as needed,
nutritional assistance with vitamins and supplements, and a vaccination
program. This level of giving provides a student
with the comprehensive resources needed to succeed in school and
Lives of Children and Their Sponsors
sponsorships, our Padrino Program
creates meaningful connections and lasting relationships. The resulting
friendships turn human compassion into real-world solutions, giving
supporters like you a glimpse into the joy your gifts make possible.
When you begin your sponsorship, you'll see the tangible effects of
your generosity in a child's daily life. You will celebrate his or her
progress and share in the share in the struggles and triumphs of
Two times a
year our program coordinator will communicate by email about the
progress he or she is making in school. These messages will also
include a report from the doctor on the
child’s current developmental and nutritional status. You can get your
child's picture and share personal information, encouragement and
inspiration that you believe will help the child to grow as a person
and to improve his or her performance at school.
can also set up a Skype video conference with your sponsored child so you can practice your Spanish and help your
child to learn
basic English. This virtual visit is a life-changing experience for our
Padrinos and children on this commmunity. You not only will be the sole
sponsor for this disadvantaged
child, but also a mentor and role model.
Your credit card will be charged monthly for the amount you
choose. You can cancel your monthly donation at any time by
contacting us, no problem. At that time we will find a new
sponsor for your child. At the end of the year we will send you a
donation summary receipt for your tax filing.
Please Select the Name of The Child at The Bottom of This Page
You Would Like To Make a Regular or One-Time Contribution,
Select The Level
You Would Like To Join
Become a Hacendado
With a magnanimous donation
of $5,000 or more, we would
like to place your name on a plaque at the
Clinic. We will also send you a voucher for two free nights
accommodations at the nearby, gorgeous Rancho Santana resort on the
Pacific coast (www.ranchosantana.com), a special handmade gift from
Nicaragua, and a coffee table book directly to your home as our thank
Become a Ranchero
With a donation of $1,000
or more, we will send you a special handmade gift from Nicaragua, and a
Clinic t-shirt as our thank you. Your donation will help us toward our
goals of expanding the clinic facility and programs like the “combat
Become a Paisano
With a donation of $250 or
more, you will help us afford all the items on the community and
Clinic's wish list. We greatly appreciate your time and thoughtfulness,
and we would like to send you a special Clinic t-shirt as our thank you.
Become an Amigo
Feel free to select the
amount that you want to donate and make it a recurrent donation if you
Note – We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
All donations are tax-deductible
for this tax year.
Hello, my name is Dalla, and I am 12 years old. I live in Limon 1.
Currently I live with my parents and my brothers. I am in sixth grade
and love to study my favorite topic, which is English. I also like to
play baseball. When I grow up I would like to be a businesswoman. I
would like to find a sponsor so I can continue my studies and be able
to get notebooks. Currently only my father works and we barely can eat.
My name is Henry, I am seven years old. I live with my parents and two
brothers. I live in the Limon 1 community. I am in first grade and love
to play baseball with my friends. When I grow up I would like to be a
priest. My father is a Machetero (field worker) and does not make much
money so he does not have enough for me or my brothers to buy the books
or uniforms we need. I would like the Clinica Roberto Clemente to help
me to find a Padrino to continue my studies.
My name is Oneyda, I am 6 years old. I am studying at the Higueral
Elementary School. I am in first grade. Next year I am going to second
grade and will love it because I am going to take my favorite subject:
mathematics. I live with my parents and 5 siblings. My mother washes
clothes and my father works as a day laborer in the farms. I would like
to be a teacher and learn English. That is why I would like the Clinica
Roberto Clemente to help me find a sponsor so I can continue my
Hola, my name is Jose, I am 10 years old. I live in Las Mercedes
community. I am in third grade. I go to the Higueral Elementary School.
My favorite subject is mathematics. In my free time I like to play
baseball. I have 5 siblings and live with my father and mother. My
father works in agriculture but this year was a dry season and he
couldn’t harvest much. My mother makes bread to sell to help in our
home but it is not enough for us. When I grow up, I would like to be a
police officer to help my country. I also would like the Clinic help me
find a sponsor so I can attend school like other children and buy a
uniform and backpack.
My name is Rosa, I am nine years old. I study at the Salinas
School and I am in second grade. I live with my mother only. My father
left a while ago and we do not have a place to live. What my mother
makes is only for food. She cannot afford to send me to school every
day. I would like to be a doctor in the future. I would like the Clinic
to help me find a Padrino so I can go get the things I need for school
like notebooks, a backpack and books to read.
Hola, My name is Joel, I am seven years old. Currently I am at
Salinas Elementary School. I live with my mother only. I do not know
where my father is. I like to go to school, but I do not have a uniform
and can’t go without it. The other children make fun of me. When I grow
up, I would like to be a sports coach. I would like the Clinica Roberto
Clemente to help me find a Padrino so I can be like the other children
and have a uniform so I can go to school.
Katherine is 5 years old who was premature born with several
complications. Since then she has been treated for several doctors, she
had cardiac complications and other irregularities. She has never being
treated for his face malformations. Nonetheless, she is in first grade
and she is trying to have a normal life but she is having difficulties
learning and retaining information. She also has a severe malnourish
condition that could be part of the problems she has. She would like to
grow up and be a mother and a professional nurse. She is looking for a
Padrino so she can continue her treatments and she can get an uniform
and notebooks to be like the other children.
José is an 8-year-old girl who was born with cerebral palsy.
Since birth, she has been a patient of the Roberto Clemente Health
to her condition, she is not able to sit up by herself, walk, or
talk. She communicates with her mother by using hand
she cannot eat independently, her mother feeds her with a cup and
spoon. She is underweight for her age group. Her
mother carries her everywhere because she has not been able to afford a
special wheelchair to keep Maria sitting upright.
As a child living with Cerebral Palsy, Maria José requires special care
for her developmental needs. Unfortunately, her mother is unable to
the special shoes and braces needed to keep her from developing
permanent contractures and rigidity in her feet. Maria
desperately needs a special wheelchair, foot braces, nutritional
supplements, and regular appointments with a neurologist and
orthopedist. Maria is able to
survive thanks to her mother and the clinic. However, Maria is capable
of doing so much more than just maintaining her current lifestyle; with
the help of others, she could be thriving. Donations to fund equipment
and regular doctor visits, would greatly improve Maria José’s quality
of life in an extremely rural and poor environment. Donations to the
Roberto Clemente Health Clinic help so many children and individuals in
The funds received are used throughout the duration of a patient’s care
and is planned to improve their quality of life. SPONSORED
my name is Natalia and I'm 13
My mom doesn't have a permanent job but she cleans other people's homes
and does chores to support us. My uncle helps my mom economically
when he can. My teacher recommended me for the Sponsoring Program at
the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic because I'm a good student. I would
like to become a nurse when I graduate from high school.
name is Bianca, I'm 8 years old. I'm in third
grade at Salomon Ibarra Elementary School and I would like to become a
nurse to cure patients.
name is Julio and I´m 9 years old. I´m in the
third grade at Salomon Ibarra School. I live in a village called El
Astillero. "I would like to become a doctor to put injections to
not to kids”.
name is Steven. I'm 9 years old and I am in 3rd
grade. I study
at Salomon Ibarra School. I live with my mom and she does not
have a job. We are four kids in my family. When I grow up I want to
be a taxi driver. I would like to have notebooks so I can make my
homework and learn more things.
Executive Director Impressed with Clinic’s Improvements to Benefit
Poor in Rural Nicaragua
Limon 1, Nicaragua: Juan Muñoz, Executive Director of The Roberto
Clemente Health Clinic, recently travelled to Nicaragua to visit the
team. The purpose of his trip was to assess the updates,
supervise changes, provide leadership and support the hardworking
Muñoz had a busy week but was able to accomplish much. He and
some of the staff met with local organizations to develop new
partnerships. He was able to see the building expansion that was
created to make room for the Water Treatment and Distribution Project
which is finally underway. Not only did he see the irrigation
system and crops growing in the new Huerto
Natural, but he was able to
present these new programs to the members of the community who will be
benefiting from them.
While there, the clinic’s staff members took time to get away for some
rest, relaxation, and fun. They greatly enjoyed their day which
consisted of food, team building games, yoga, and dancing.
The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides health care to over 12,000
underprivileged Nicaraguans per year. The clinic provides general
and emergency medical care, dental care, ambulatory surgery, lab work,
and preventative health education. The clinic also provides
volunteer opportunities for health professionals and students of all
levels. Volunteering at The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic is the
perfect way to combine benevolence with medical training.
For more information about The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic, visit
our website at www.nicaclinic.org or call Juan Muñoz at 410-777-8626.
Your contributions are vital to the continued success of our efforts.
While it may be hard to imagine the impact that your financial contribution may have to such a distant community, every dollar helps us to pay for the medical, administative, and logistic costs. Whether it’s $5, $50, $500 or $5,000, your contribution will make a difference.
Donating only takes a minute, but will have a long-lasting effect on the people of Nicaragua.
You can also volunteer abroad with us, enjoying a nice vacation and doing some public health education in our community.
We constantly welcome volunteers who come to practice what they’ve learned in medical school, doctors and specialists who come to treat patients with special illnesses and many more people who are not medically trained, but just want to help us with our public health care mission.
Volunteering in Nicaragua is very easy. You do not necessarily need to be in the healthcare sector to join our program. We also provide opportunities for people in other fields, such as social work, law, and education.
If you are looking for an international volunteer experience and wish to make a positive contribution to humanity, there is no better place than our health clinic.
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