Sharing in the love of Jesus Christ by partnering with Nicaragua’s poorest people in healthcare, education, economic development, and housing.
We are an interdenominational Christian Ministry working only in rural remote Nicaragua with about 42,000 people who live in 111 specific geographic communities. Everything we do in Nicaragua involves community participation. We have significant community organizations in each village and do all of our work through these groups. Our work is focused on four areas, healthcare, education, economic development and housing.

Housing

Economic Development

Education

Healthcare

We build simple cement block houses with cement floors, metal roofs and doors that can close and be locked, an outdoor latrine, electricity, and water to the area. A house costs $4,800 to build. These houses replace some version of a mud and stick or scrap built hut. To date we have built 847 houses and are building 75 more in 2015.

Our economic development program focuses on micro enterprise loans, averaging $250 each.  About 2,600 loans are outstanding at any given time. All are for entrepreneurial activities, simply to make money. We organize small community "banks" or clubs with about 15 members. Each member promises to pay us back and pay us for any member that defaults. We have a 98% payback rate.

We operate 410 grade schools with about 7,500 students throughout rural Nicaragua. Rainbow Network has a high school sponsorship program with 1,000 kids currently in that program. Most rural areas have none or non-performing grade schools and no high schools at all. High school students are sent to the high school in the nearest city.

We have seven full-time Nicaraguan physicians. Our doctors go to a different community each half day and set up clinics.  The doctors carry a large supply of medicines and dispense as they go. We operate 139 feeding centers in the communities providing a meal to about 10,500 children, pregnant and nursing mothers each day.