Bridging The Gaps | Area Nonprofits Play Critical Role In Helping Those In Need Originally posted on VCReporter.com on Nov 22, 2016 Headquartered in Ventura, GOCARE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity that empowers adults and children living in Nicaragua with the fundamental belief that citizens may live a self-empowered life through the power of education. Founded in 2001, “GOCARE creates opportunities to reduce poverty and
The Ventura based non profit “GOCARE Incorporated,” is going big.
GOCARE was started by Ventura Rotary members several years ago. Since its launch, GOCARE has created computer labs and vocational training opportunities for children in
Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
In many of the communities people are living on less than a dollar a day.
After a trip to Nicaragua in 2001 with Ventura activist Alice McGrath, Jan Lindsay decided to put his experience as an accountant to work, creating the nonprofit GOCARE, Inc.
The Ventura resident’s organization is devoted to educating poor residents of Pantanal, a slum in Granada, Nicaragua.
Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, with widespread war in the 1980s having destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure. GOCARE Inc. provides a bridge to a better life through educational, health and economic development curriculum programs. Currently, about 50 percent of Nicaraguans live below the poverty line, while 80 percent live on less than
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 12:25am A Ventura County based non profit group is trying to make a big difference in the lives of children, and adults in Central America’s poorest country. GOCARE Incorporated provides a range of educational programs in Nicaragua. The organization is the offshoot of some efforts by some local Rotary clubs in Ventura County to help people in the Central American