Project Description

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About Richardo

Born: January 17, 2017

Richardo is a boy who lives in one of the poorest areas of León, Nicaragua with his mother Roxanna. Roxanna is a nurse, but due to economic downturn was laid off and hasn’t been able to find a new job. Richardo’s father abandoned the family and provides no support. Richardo enjoys learning and playing with legos.

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Richardo (N69)


Leon, Nicaragua

Léon is the second largest city in Nicaragua. The country is considered the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. 80% of its people live on less than $2 a day and the infant mortality rate is 25%. Years of war between the Sandanistas and the Contras combined with failed government policies have severely hindered their economic development. Project Hope Worldwide is holistically caring for orphans, partnering with schools, supplementing medical care, and providing spiritual and character mentorship, in one of the poorest areas of Léon.