Angélica Fuerte of Granada, Nicaragua has spent almost her entire life working in the garbage dump. From age of 5 onward, she has scavenged for plastic, aluminum, and metal to support her parents, siblings, and three school-aged children.
In February 2017, Angélica fell ill due to ongoing complications with kidney stones. International Staff members Angélica Cancinos and Francisco Davila quickly arranged for surgery at a private hospital, as well as food and financial support for the Fuerte family while Angèlica recovers from her surgery and is unable to work.

I feel so blessed for all the wonderful things International Samaritan has done for my family. I have no words to thank you. I thank God for having the opportunity to know such beautiful people.