Who we are:

The Cascabel Collective is a collaborative effort between Christians from Nicaragua and the United States that:

  • fights child poverty
  • provides hope and support for the disabled and their families
  • and spreads the love of Christ. 


in Nicaragua

Pastor Carlos Baez, along with a team of pastors and young leaders, runs the day to day operations of the organization through a foundation called "Un Corazon Para Amor" ("A Heart for Love"). The ministry began with the home for children rescued from the dump. These children have grown into young adults who help Carlos run the ministry. 

In addition to the home, the ministry:

  • feeds 7,000 children through 52 feeding centers
  • provides nutritional support to disabled children and their families
  • teaches sewing and facilitates the sale of fair trade products
  • operates a 25 acre farm.

In the United States

A group of Christians from across the country works to provide financial and spiritual support for the work of Carlos and the young leaders he has raised up. This part of the collective focuses on:

  • selling fair trade products 
  • gathering medical supplies to send to Mercy families 
  • providing food and clothing to the kids of Cascabel
  • raising financial support for the different aspects of the ministry.