Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

September 17, 2022

Thanks to a grant from Coldwell Banker West, Unity 4 Orphans is providing remedial education to help San Diego students in grades K-5 from low-income households succeed in school. Our vision to establish an outreach to vulnerable children in San Diego has come to fruition, thanks to longtime U4O supporter Nick Ospina and Coldwell Banker …

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

September 9, 2022

From a poverty-stricken village in Ecuador, Unity 4 Orphans’ founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for expansion to the area to provide intervention for education and nutrition. On his recent trip to Ecuador, one of the areas Joe Brandi traveled to gives us a glimpse into the housing conditions of one community plagued by extreme …

Why We Give Faithfully to Poor Children in Latin America

Why We Give Faithfully to Poor Children in Latin America

August 26, 2022

From a village in Ecuador, founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for the future of U4O as we expand into other countries, and why our calling is to first support the children in our ESL program in Nicaragua. After spending time with the children at Unity for Orphans’ ESL program in Miramar, Nicaragua, Joe Brandi …

Feeding Program Near Puerto Vallarta Provides Nutrition for Children

Feeding Program Near Puerto Vallarta Provides Nutrition for Children

August 24, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ new initiative in Punta Mita, Mexico benefits children affected by poverty by providing a feeding program and ESL instruction while also teaching them about Jesus.   Joe Brandi made a final stop on his recent travels to South America to a village near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In Punta Mita the main income …

Our ESL Program in Nicaragua Welcomes a New Group of Young Language Learners

Our ESL Program in Nicaragua Welcomes a New Group of Young Language Learners

August 20, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ English as a second language program in the poverty-stricken village of Miramar, Nicaragua welcomes even more children for language instruction. Thanks to our supportive community, our English as a Second Language (ESL) program in a small fishing community in Latin America continues to grow, enabling us to reach even more children living …

From Nicaragua to Ecuador, Children Living in Poverty Need Our Help

From Nicaragua to Ecuador, Children Living in Poverty Need Our Help

August 15, 2022

From a small village in Ecuador, Joe Brandi shares a vision for a new outreach through Unity 4 Orphans to bring programs for healing and change to poor children. After his annual summer visit to our program in Nicaragua, Joe traveled on to Ecuador to meet with contacts and develop a vision for the future …

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

August 10, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ newest team member adds a unique perspective to our mission of bringing healing to orphaned and poverty-stricken children in Latin America. We’re excited to introduce our newest team member, Marco Aguilera, who is filling a much-needed role as Program Director for our team in Latin America. He and his wife, Anabel, have …

Tech Tools Donated for ESL Classrooms in Miramar, Nicaragua

Tech Tools Donated for ESL Classrooms in Miramar, Nicaragua

August 5, 2022

We recently posted a need for laptops and speakers for our classrooms in Nicaragua and were blown away by the quick response from U4O supporters who immediately shipped wireless speakers and laptops to us in advance of Joe Brandi’s visit. Now each classroom has a speaker that will support the teachers’ lesson plans and provide …

Why Does English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Matter?

Why Does English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Matter?

August 1, 2022

Since 2017, Unity 4 Orphans has taught children in a poor village in Nicaragua to speak English, providing education, support, and opening doors to better-paying jobs.   Since November 2017, our ESL program has brought hope to hundreds of children, and we’re thrilled at how much it has grown since then, particularly in this past …

Kids Hold Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphans Fundraiser in San Diego

Kids Hold Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphans Fundraiser in San Diego

July 27, 2022

Three San Diego girls recently hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for the orphanages in Mexico that Unity 4 Orphans supports.  The young entrepreneurs,Vibhi (age 9), Aashi (age 7),  and Eva (age 7), put a lot of care into the planning and preparations, and the event was a success in more ways than one. …

Back-to-School Supply Drive for Orphanage Kids in Mexico

Back-to-School Supply Drive for Orphanage Kids in Mexico

July 22, 2022

The global pandemic is still being felt by the children at the orphanages in Mexico, who are struggling to get back on track in school; help them start strong for next year! The children at the orphanages in Mexico continue to study hard this summer to make up for the time and knowledge lost during …

One Young Man’s Journey from Orphan to Graduate Made Possible by Philanthropic San Diego Volunteers

One Young Man’s Journey from Orphan to Graduate Made Possible by Philanthropic San Diego Volunteers

July 14, 2022

Longtime supporters of Unity 4 Orphans share their experience as child sponsors with Unity 4 Orphans, shedding light on what it means to serve others and provide underprivileged children with healing from trauma and hope for the future. We invite you to enjoy one San Diego couple’s heartwarming sponsorship story for an orphaned child in …

Joe Brandi Invites You to Step In and Change the World

Joe Brandi Invites You to Step In and Change the World

July 8, 2022

Hear a little more on why Unity 4 Orphans exists and how you can step in to help us change the world, one child at a time.   Unity 4 Orphans founder, Joe Brandi, has had an amazing trip to Miramar! Watching students grow up in our ESL program is truly a gift from God. …

Student Spotlight: Meet Selene

Student Spotlight: Meet Selene

July 1, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans founder, Joe Brandi, is in Miramar, Nicaragua getting to know the kids in our ESL program and observing the learning process with our dedicated teachers. Today he pauses to introduce us to Selene. This cutie pie is Selene, a 14-year old student in our ESL program in Nicaragua whom has stolen Joe’s …

One Student’s Dedication to Rise Above Poverty Through Education

One Student’s Dedication to Rise Above Poverty Through Education

June 24, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans is proud to share the story of one student from our ESL program in Nicaragua and inspired by children who are determined to rise above their circumstances through education and break the cycle of poverty. ESL Student Overcomes Hardship to Attend University Pahola Santana is a student in U4O’s English as a …

A Young Boy Works to Overcome Poverty and a Learning Disability

A Young Boy Works to Overcome Poverty and a Learning Disability

June 3, 2022

We’re proud to introduce a student from our ESL program in Nicaragua who continues to pursue his education despite economic hardship and learning challenges.   Student in Single-Parent Family Learns ESL Despite Struggles with Poverty Richard Vilchez is eleven years old and in the 5th grade. He’s in level 3 of 14 of our ESL …

ESL Program Supports Impoverished Students To Reach Higher Education

ESL Program Supports Impoverished Students To Reach Higher Education

May 20, 2022

One teenage girl living in poverty finds self-confidence and learns initiative through U4O’s ESL instruction and supportive counseling services with our program in Miramar, Nicaragua. Programs Provide Education and Support to Students Living in Poverty Andrea is a young woman in her teens who recently moved on from our ESL program to university, and our …

Healing through Giving; One Person Can Make a Difference

Healing through Giving; One Person Can Make a Difference

May 6, 2022

We recently connected with longtime Unity 4 Orphans supporter, Jared Lutmer, to discuss how he became involved with our organization and how it’s impacted his life. His dedication to helping the children we serve through education and holistic care will hopefully inspire others to give back, and show that one person’s efforts can make a …

One Volunteer’s Extraordinary Experience of Life at an Orphanage

One Volunteer’s Extraordinary Experience of Life at an Orphanage

May 5, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans (U4O0 is excited to share the story of one woman who followed her heart to make a difference in the lives of orphaned children in Mexico. Brenda Martinez first heard about U4O when she met our founder, Joe Brandi, at The Rock Church in October 2021. He was talking about ministry in …

ESL Program Graduate Gives Back by Teaching Others!

ESL Program Graduate Gives Back by Teaching Others!

April 12, 2022

A recent graduate of Unity 4 Orphan’ ESL program in Nicaragua is now an intern assisting other students in becoming bilingual, an excellent path to breaking the cycle of poverty. We’re so proud of her mastery of the English language and willingness to pass on her knowledge. We know she has great potential as an English teacher someday, and will help others reach brighter futures along the way!

New ESL Curriculum Brings Even Brighter Futures to Students in Nicaragua!

New ESL Curriculum Brings Even Brighter Futures to Students in Nicaragua!

April 8, 2022

Thanks to funds raised from our 2nd Annual Wave-A-Thon, our students in Nicaragua have begun learning from the new ESL curriculum from Oxford University. This raises the quality of instruction for the kids, providing a better vehicle to mastery of the English language, and more opportunities for their futures!

Thank you for the stuffed animals. God bless you!

Thank you for the stuffed animals. God bless you!

March 11, 2022

We recently introduced Juliana, a 5th grader from San Diego who graciously chose to support Unity 4 Orphans for a school project by making stuffed animal “companions” for the children at the orphanages we serve. A few weeks ago, Juliana joined us on a service trip to Mexico to deliver her handmade creations, and brought joy to kids who need it most.

Two New Teachers Hired in Mexico!

Two New Teachers Hired in Mexico!

February 26, 2022

We’re pleased to introduce Dennyse Urias, one of two new teachers at the orphanages in Tijuana that Unity 4 Orphans supports. She holds a degree in pedagogy, which is the theory and practice of learning, and focuses on the influence of and by the social, political, and psychological development of learners. She has always enjoyed teaching others, and we’re thankful to have her as a part of the U4O team, bringing her unique talents to kids who need it most!

Equipping the Kids for Success in School!

Equipping the Kids for Success in School!

February 3, 2022

A new school year has begun for the children Unity 4 Orphans supports in Nicaragua. It not only takes a village to garner the funds needed to provide necessary items, but also to obtain and distribute them to the kids, and we’re so grateful for our awesome community! Coming alongside children in Latin America to …