Burned Nicaraguan Children Need You

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Raised by 23 people in 6 months
Created July 17, 2018
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APROQUEN Children's Foundation
Our Backstory:

For over 27 years, Nicaragua’s only free burn hospital and outpatient center for children, APROQUEN, is in real jeopardy of closing its doors. As a result of the recent and continuing political and social unrest since April 2018, the Nicaraguan economy has become paralyzed, its ports are currently dysfunctional, and tens of thousands have lost their jobs. Uncertainty continues to impact all essential services.

OUR CHILDREN:

The Nicaraguan Children of APROQUEN Need You! They need your financial support as this current crisis has had a direct impact on our operational capacity, our ability to provide treatment services, educational burn prevention programs (how to manage fire at home and cooking safety), and execute rehabilitation programs. Many don’t know that burn rehabilitation can be a life-long process; such is the case for Judeysi.

To get a better understanding of what the children of Nicaragua face and how APROQUEN is a life-saving and changing force for them, please watch this short video: 

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DoC1x9KN8c&t=3s)


Our Hospital and Programs:

At this moment, the containers of medical supplies that we annually secure as in-kind donations by a medical supplier in the U.S. have been suspended because Nicaraguan ports are restricted. This forces us to buy much needed medicines and medical supplies in Nicaragua, if available. In addition, our burn prevention educational program, launched just last year is on hold because of the level of insecurity due to violence in the areas of Nicaragua where the program was fully functioning.

It is vital to continue to provide critical care to Nicaragua’s children, more so now in such a volatile situation. Tragically, the daily violence often includes the setting of fires, one of which recently resulted in 6 deaths including a two year old little girl and a baby of just 5 months old. This cannot be the time to turn our backs on these children. At this moment, we have admitted 5-year-old Miguel Ángel, a child with approximately 30% of his body burnt. He is in critical condition and receiving intensive care. 

With all of the difficulties and uncertainty, APROQUEN remains open providing essential burn treatment services to children, some of whom are victims of the current violence. 

How YOU Can Help:

Help APROQUEN remain open! Help APROQUEN continue to provide essential burn treatment services to our children! 

YOU can help APROQUEN sustain itself through this difficult period in Nicaraguan history.  

Please help us reach our goal of $250,000 by June 30th to keep APROQUEN’s Burn Center in Managua in operation.  

*Please like and share OUR go fund me page on FB, Instagram, and wherever you can!

The Facts: The Costs

·       APROQUEN’s essential monthly operating costs are $128,316 (burn treatments, surgeries, medicines, medical supplies, staffing costs, laboratory, radiology, etc).

·       More children die annually from burns than from HIV/AIDS or malaria. 

·        75% of burn cases at APROQUEN are children under the age of 5. 

·       74% of patients at APROQUEN come from outside the capital of Managua, Nicaragua.

·        27% of fundraising comes from compassionate and generous U.S. donors

·       The Association for Burned Children of Nicaragua (APROQUEN) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free specialized, state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to children suffering from burn injuries.  

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Visit our Webpage: www.aproquen.org

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$3,715 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 6 months
Created July 17, 2018
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APROQUEN Children's Foundation
Funds raised will benefit:
APROQUEN, Inc. (The Burned Children Care Foundation)
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Miami, FL
EIN: 030427321
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