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El Verbo Christian School, [Nueva Suyapa]

El Verbo is a ministry of Ministerios Cristianos de Mayordomía (MCM). It is located in Nueva Suyapa, which is a slum considered by most to be the worst in Central America. Nueva Suyapa started in the 1960’s as an extension of Aldea de Suyapa. It got its name because it was a place of pilgrimage for Catholics who honored the Virgin of Suyapa whose statue is believed to have been found there centuries ago. The area had about 2,000 residents until hurricane Fifi in 1974 when the government allowed displaced people from the hurricane to build there. The population quickly grew to 30,000 with little infrastructure to support the residents. It was in the midst of this crisis that MCM started to work. In 1994 they started El Verbo Christian School.

El Verbo Christian School has approximately 750 students from kindergarten to 12th grade. They had their first graduating class in May 2007 and many of the students went on to college. Orphan Outreach has provided school supplies, vitamins, a new playground, and educational supplies.

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