Friends of Nicaragua
Each year Pacific University, and the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation join forces to send a group of interdisciplinary students and faculty to Nicaragua to provide health related services to Nicaraguan elders. Nicaraguan elders experience the long-term effects of aging, poverty and a lifetime of poor health care.
The program addresses the health needs of abandoned elders living in a care centers operated by local charitable organizations. The centers house elders who can no longer work and do not have family to care for them.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere forcing many young people to find work in other countries, leaving behind their elderly family members.
Donations go directly towards
- Educational and training for health providers and caregivers
- Pharmaceutical, dental, medical and therapy and hygiene supplies
- Student scholarships
All donations are tax deductible
Pacific University is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and gifts are tax deductible.
How to Become a Friend of Nicaragua
Sustainability of our work depends on donors like you.
Please mail checks to:
Pacific University | Nicaragua Fund
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Donations may also be made via our Online Donation Form.
Please indicate "Nicaragua Program" in the "other" area of the support section.