Sponsor a Student
Sponsor a Student
We partner with Colegio Cristiano Havila (Havila Christian School) in Los Cedros, Nicaragua, to provide a quality education that would otherwise be out of reach for many families. Havila provides hope for the children of Los Cedros by hiring excellent teachers and providing a nurturing and challenging learning environment. The school’s curriculum is approved by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education.
For more information about the sponsorship program or the school, please see the FAQ below.
Make a payment
Sponsor a student. A one-time payment of $360 allows a child to go to school for a full year. This is an amazing value and a way for you to make a real difference.
For less than $1 a day you can open a door and give hope to a student who is thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow.
Sponsor a student. The annual cost of $360 to sponsor a student comes out to $30 per month when paid over a 12-month period. Your sponsorship allows a child to go to school and change his or her life forever.
With this subscription option, you don’t have to remember to send in your monthly payment. Your credit card will be charged each month until you cancel.
While sponsorships help fund school operations, your one-time donation allows us to address needs and opportunities that go above and beyond the school budget.
Together with local leaders, we prioritize their use to have the greatest impact at the school and in the community.
In this season, we are focusing on providing food and other necessities for families most hurt by Nicaragua’s economic downturn and building a college scholarship fund for Havila’s high school graduates.
Thank you for taking the time to write to your student. They will enjoy it so much!
You are just one click away from a quick and easy form to write your letter in English or in Spanish.
To pay by check, make your check out to “UNIDOS Nicaragua” and mail it to:
9805 NE 116th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
Sponsor a future
Sponsoring a student creates hope and opportunity for a child’s future.
It’s easy to do. Write to your student twice a year and build a relationship that will add meaning to your financial support.
You have an opportunity to connect with a child and make a difference in his or her life.
It just might change your life as well.
Your donations may be tax deductible, and you will receive giving statements from UNIDOS Nicaragua.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A sponsorship costs $360 a year.
Sponsorship funds are applied towards the school’s operating costs.
No. The money raised from sponsorships provides about 75% of the school’s operating expenses. The rest of the school’s financial needs are met by local sources and other foreign donors.
Many students pay nothing at all. Some families pay a modest amount of tuition and fees as they are able. No family pays the full cost of attendance.
Havila was founded to serve the poorest of the poor, and school officials actively seek out those families in and around Los Cedros and encourage them to enroll their children at no charge.
Many families who can afford to pay something send their children to Havila because it has developed a reputation for excellence in education and/or because it is a Christian school that places a high priority on religious training and values.
We estimate the actual cost of attendance to be about $475 per year.
UNIDOS Nicaragua is a volunteer organization, so overhead costs are minimal. The organization’s costs for the services it uses totaled $1,000 in 2018, which means our overhead was less than 1.5%.
For the 2020 school year, approximately 320 students are attending.
Havila provides the full range of primary and secondary grades as found in Nicaragua: Three levels of preschool and grades 1 through 11. Havila added Grade 11 just this year, so in 2020 Havila will produce its first class of high school graduates.