Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Living on less than $2 a day, it’s difficult for people to find jobs even in areas like Granada, the tourist capital of the country. There’s a sharp contrast between the fancy restaurants and beautiful architecture in the tourist areas and the poverty of the locals.
Grown men line the streets in the early morning, empty bottles still in their hands. It’s not uncommon to see kids stumbling around the neighborhood sniffing glue. Just outside the city is an enormous dump where dozens of families rummage through the sea of trash, looking for plastic bottles to recycle. Families are being ripped apart while many of the mothers do all they can to just keep the house clean and mouths fed.
There is a huge need for role models, discipleship, and other community building efforts. In response, Adventures is partnering with Restore Educate Activate Perpetuate (REAP) ministry in Granada. REAP Granada reaches out into the community in multiple ways: through worship, Bible studies, sports, dinners, visiting local hospitals, prison ministry, and more. We desire to share God’s love, disciple all who are hungry for spiritual growth, and build healthy community.