Sharing in the love of Jesus Christ by partnering with Nicaragua’s poorest people in healthcare, education, economic development, and housing.


Student Sponsorships Have a New Look!

Rainbow Network has a new Student Sponsorship sheet; open it up and take a look! The new sheet’s benefits are twofold; it makes it easier for you to share students with friends and family as well as streamlining our office’s  tracking process for unsponsored students. The sheet includes 8 students, a description of our education [...]

Success Story: Eunice

  Upon returning from his most recent trip to Nicaragua, Keith was excited to share success stories and words of thanks from people impacted by Rainbow Network programs. One such story is that of Eunice, a 29 year old woman living in the  Nagarote network. When Rainbow arrived in her community 12 years ago, Eunice [...]


December. The month brings to mind holidays and colder weather here in the U.S., but in Nicaragua, December is time to celebrate the graduation of high school students. This year, 116 students earned high school degrees in the face of disparaging adversity. Often, Rainbow scholarship students are the first generation of high school graduates from [...]

New Desks for the School in Santa Celia, Nicaragua

Thanks to the generous support of our Village Partners from the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin the school kids in Santa Celia, Nicaragua have received new desks for their classroom. The former desks were dilapidated and in need of replacement. Now the students have a work station suitable to allow them to concentrate on [...]

Learning Beyond School Walls

Education has always been a vital part of what we do at Rainbow Network, but learning doesn’t stop when children leave the classroom.  I’m sure that, like me, some of your own fondest memories from your school years didn’t take place in a desk- they were of those trips to the apple orchards, local caves, [...]

Fun Photo: A Thousand Words of Progress…

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I wonder what words come to mind when you see this photo? Here’s my list: Bright Eyes – children receiving proper nutrition have a bright, intelligent look in their eyes. These girls have it. Joy – as our needs are met and we [...]

Number of Annual High School Graduates

After our last article about the students graduating from technical programs. Some of you wondered how many students Rainbow Network has helped graduate over the years. Our Nicaraguan Director, Nelson Palacios, has provided this graphical representation to show our progress. It takes years of dedication by both student and sponsor for a scholarship to turn [...]

20 Technical Studies Graduates in El Crucero (English)

A total of 20 young people from the rural communities around El Crucero received a special scholarship for technical studies during the 2010-2011 school year in INTAE (The National Technical Institute for Administration and Economics), located in Diriamba, Carazo.  The majority of these students graduated high school in 2010 with sponsorship through Rainbow Network, which [...]

20 jóvenes becados de El Crucero se graduaron en manejo de caja en el INTAE

Un total de 20 jóvenes de las comunidades rurales de El Crucero, tuvieron el beneficio de una beca especial para estudios técnicos en el INTAE (Instituto  Nacional Técnico para la Administración y la Economía) en la ciudad de Diriamba, Carazo, desde Agosto de 2010 hasta el mes de marzo de 2011.- La mayoría de estos [...]

Family Garden Program – Fighting Hunger

Rainbow Network continues to provide education, tools, and opportunity for rural  Nicaraguan families to develop home gardens. Gardening can provide an excellent source of high quality, nutritious food for families of all income levels, but, it is particularly important for those living in poverty. Consuming healthy foods full of essential nutrients adds to the health [...]