What is the 13th month?
Common throughout Central America, including Nicaragua, is a labor law requiring employers to pay an annual bonus of an extra month’s salary to each employee. Known as the 13th month, the amount is equal to the salary earned during November. It is due to employees by December 5th.
What does this mean for Project Chacocente?
Each of our 22 employees, all Nicaraguans is entitled to a 13th month payment. Basically, this means we need to send $20,000 to cover both the December expenses and the 13th month payments.
How can you help?
First and foremost, we ask for your prayers! This ministry has always been in God’s hands and we rely on His grace to move forward.
Secondly, we ask for your financial support! No amount is too small. Your donation will be used in its entirety to further our mission:
With the foundation of the Gospel, we will advance the dignity, freedom, health and joy of people in rural Nicaragua through education, faith, infrastructure and relationships.
Thirdly, we ask you to support our current fundraisers! Share the information below with your church, co-workers, family and friends.
“Project Chacocente: The Next Generation” Calendars
A whole new generation of dreamers posed with their parents to help us make this 2016 wall calendar. Called “Project Chacocente: The Next Generation” the calendar show the hope of the families as they continue their long journey out of poverty. The calendar is now on sale for $20 plus $3 shipping and handling) with all proceeds directly benefitting Chacocente Christian School.
To order email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dresses for the girls of Chacocente Christian School
Bring a big smile to one of the 65 girls of the school by “sponsoring” a dress for them. Supporters in Western New York lovingly make each dress with donated fabric and supplies. Your $20 will purchase the dress and deliver it to Nicaragua. Send a note along and we’ll read it to the girl receiving the dress and send you a photo of her big smile! All proceeds will directly benefit Chacocente Christian School.
Email email@example.com to sponsor a dress or for further information.