General Medical



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Departamento de Managua


Manna Project International (MPI) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fosters communities of talented young leaders to become the next generation of social change agents by engaging in collaborative, on-the-ground service with international communities in need. Operating international sites in Nicaragua and Ecuador, MPI implements a variety of community development programs focused on improving health, education and livelihoods.

Communities Serving Communities

With the vision of Communities Serving Communities, MPI connects college students, recent graduates and young professionals with international opportunities where they can apply their passions, experience, and education through service to communities in need. MPI’s model is a collaborative community-based approach to development stressing three organizational pillars: holistic approach, community focus and leadership development.

As part of our mission, we offer short-term medical mission trips to our site in Nicaragua.

The purpose of these short-term trips is to provide service opportunities to groups of medically focused students who desire to spend a week in a medical capacity abroad. Through service trips, MPI’s goal is to expand world perspectives, raise awareness of international issues, and instill a desire to serve on a deeper level. MPI works in Managua, both in Villa Guadalupe and the southwest outskirts of the capital city.

Trip Overview

MPI’s short-term service trips include a mix of cultural, educational, and service opportunities while also giving a taste of who we are at MPI and what we do. Shortterm volunteers can expect opportunities to engage the developing world in the following ways:

  1.  Service Outreach: Get active and get your hands dirty. Teach health classes, work alongside our clinical staff in one of our outpatient clinics, learn about healthcare abroad.
  2. Higher Education: Get first-hand experience in outpatient clinics and public health education.
  3. Cultural Focus: Immerse yourself in another culture and learn more about its history, economy, family dynamics, etc. Spend time in the community building personal relationships.


Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply


All trips are Sunday to Sunday, coinciding with a university’s vacation time, such as fall or spring break, this first trip is scheduled for Spring Break 2018 (Apr 15 – 22)

Individual Costs

$800 per person, per week. This price includes all meals, lodging, in-country transportation, project costs, activities, a debriefing trip, a background check, and travel insurance. Airfare is not included.

Background Checks

All volunteers in Nicaragua are required to get a background check prior to arriving on site. Manna will cover this cost.