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 …

Unity 4 Orphans’ Supporters Host an Evening for the Children Fundraiser

Unity 4 Orphans’ Supporters Host an Evening for the Children Fundraiser

September 2, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ philanthropic supporters held a private dinner at their home in La Jolla to raise funds for children living in poverty. Gathering Friends for an Evening of Fundraising and Fellowship On a perfect August evening in La Jolla, California, Tom and Kathrine Cassidy hosted a fundraiser on behalf of the children we serve …

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 …

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. …

Mullets 4 Orphans: Kid Creates Crazy Fun Fundraiser

Mullets 4 Orphans: Kid Creates Crazy Fun Fundraiser

July 5, 2022

A 13-year-old San Diego teen puts the FUN in fundraiser with a creative idea he calls “Mullets 4 Orphans” by collecting donations before visiting a local barber. Last summer, Charlie Wilkinson went on a volunteer trip with his family to visit the children at the orphanage that Unity 4 Orphans supports in Tijuana. Seeing how …

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 …

Joe’s Reflections on the Perfect Day

Joe’s Reflections on the Perfect Day

June 27, 2022

Join Unity 4 Orphan’s founder, Joe Brandi, as he pauses at the beginning of a new day in Miramar, Nicaragua to reflect on the ingredients for a perfect day. This is what a perfect day looks like for Joe… surfing against the setting of God’s beautiful creation and visiting with the children we work with …

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 …

San Diego Volunteers Find Love While Serving Orphaned Children Together

San Diego Volunteers Find Love While Serving Orphaned Children Together

June 12, 2022

Read this fun, unique story of two Unity 4 Orphans volunteers who found love on a volunteer trip and are now married! VOLUNTEERING WITH IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN BRINGS HIDDEN BLESSINGS In 2017, Tricia Butler was reading the La Jolla Light newspaper and she saw an ad for U4O service tripsand thought, “I should go!” She signed …

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 …

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Dedicated Supporters!

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Dedicated Supporters!

April 28, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans is so thankful for the support that led to a successful fundraiser at our 2nd Annual Wave-A-Thon! The students in our ESL program in Nicaragua are now learning valuable life skills through education and new curriculum in the English language, which will open doors for them in their future.

Help U4O Meet our Giving Tuesday Goal

Help U4O Meet our Giving Tuesday Goal

November 24, 2021

The countdown to Giving Tuesday is on! We are just days away from our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we’re asking for your help. God blessed Joe Brandi with a vision for Unity 4 Orphans over ten years ago and with the help of our amazing community of volunteers and supporters, we’ve made a …