Community Programs and Involvement
Recently, one of the owners had a chance to travel to Ethiopia to explore a project called 30 Hearts. As a result, MWFS has chosen to partner with 30 Hearts to help fund 1 of 6 orphanages that house 30 orphans and 5 mothers. After a 5 year process, the mother’s will each adopt the five children, move out of the orphanage and into the surrounding neighborhood, providing the opportunity for another mom to move in and adopt another 5 children – duplicating the process every 5 years. If you would like to know more about 30 Hearts and how they are changing the world, please click here.
Beto's Coffee Company
Read all about it at betos.org. Don Beto, a local artisan, makes and sells his burlap shoes, bags, purses and totes through Beto’s Coffee Company. Selling these goods provides a positive, stable income for him and his family, as well as, the rest of the employees at Beto’s Bistro. His shop and Cafe is located in Masatepe, Nicaragua, but they have expanded to sell the products in the United States as well! If you are interested in partnering with them by selling products in your store, boutique, church, or cafe, they would love to hear from you! Visit betos.org.
One Egg is a program that has been developed with the goal of feeding one egg to every preschool child in Masatepe, Nicaragua (currently roughly 800 kids). This addresses the malnutrition issue and studies have shown that animal proteins at that age are critical to the brain development of the child. This project is in need of funding! Your donations will help nourish Masatepe’s little ones. Learn more about this project and how to get involved at oneegg.org.
Five Loaves Food Pantry
Once a month we volunteer and cook a meal for those less fortunate at Five Loaves Food Pantry. Five Loaves offers food distribution, weekly hot meals, and provides an excellent opportunity for volunteers to live outside themselves. For info on volunteering or donations, visit fiveloavesfoodpantry.org.