Project Areas Of Focus

Saving Little Hearts of Nicaragua has adopted Rotary International’s Areas of Focus as a guide. These areas are:

  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Supporting Education
  • Growing Local Economies


Rheumatic Fever

León, Nicaragua is one of four hot spots in the world for rheumatic fever, which results if strep throat is left untreated. SLHON provides assistance in funding for clinics to conduct medical testing, and mission team visits annually to meet with doctors and patients to access both needs, and the effectiveness of resources.

Area: Disease Prevention and Treatment
Partners: Project Help Leon, Rotary Club of Leon, Rotary District 7690


training-480SLHON provides scholarship funds to US-trained medical technicians to travel to Nicaragua to conduct medical testing and treatment. Provides financial support for native Nicaraguan Pediatric Surgeons. Also supplies educational materials to kids, parents, and teachers.

Area: Basic Education and Literacy
Partners: Kaplan Learning, Costco, Forsyth Technical Community College

Open Heart Surgery

If left untreated, rheumatic fever leads to heart valve damage, which requires open heart surgery. SLHON provides funding to assist in these surgeries.

Area: Disease Prevention and Treatment
Partners: International Children’s Heart Foundation, Hospital Escuela “Oscar Danilo Rosales”

Water Wells


SLHON has funded 10 completed wells thus far in León, Nicaragua area. Each well provides clean water to approximately 250 individuals / 41 families. This improves overall health conditions, and eliminates long trips to obtain water, allowing more children to attend school.

Area: Water Treatment and Sanitation
Partner: Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation, Rotary Club of León

Rotary City Clinic

SLHON provided funds to construct two new clinical rooms in the Rotary City Clinic to improve the overall effectiveness of the clinic. Hurricane Gert in 1993 destroyed almost an entire community. Rotary International rebuilt 100 houses and a medical clinic. SLHN has also given funds for medical supplies.

Area: Economics and Community Development
Partner: Rotary Club of Leon

Hospital Assistance


SLHON provided funds to refurbish clinical rooms and to purchase new medical equipment for the leading hospital in Leon, HEDORA. Helped renovate 3 rooms, including adding air conditioning and medical supplies.

Area: Economics and Community Development
Partners: Cancer Services, Project Help León

Orphanage Support

As part of its ongoing support to the children of Nicaragua, SLHON has supplied bedding, mattresses, building improvements, clothing, food, and educational materials.

Area: Economics and Community Development
Partner: Sessions Specialty