We are a non-profit organization legally constituted since October 3, 2016 in the United States of America. In Loving Memory of Dina Alexandra Carrión González, whom was a victim of femicide (murdered of domestic violence) in Nicaragua on April 3, 2010.
Our motivation has been of the negative experience in the pursuit of justice and the reestablishment of the relation of the maternal family with her son survivor of this tragedy. With this project we want to take the orphans of femicide; the forgotten victims of gender violence, a little love and hope for their lives.
At the same time solidarity with the family, with whom we share the pain and loss of our loved ones. Although our foundation is in the United States we also work in Nicaragua with homologous organizations with personnel specialized in the problem.
We are a non-profit organization legally constituted since October 3, 2016 in the United States of America. In Loving Memory of Dina Alexandra Carrión González
Aida M Carrion-Vanegas
Founder & CEO
After suffering the loss of her sister due to femicide, Aida discovered her passion to help orphan children victims of gender violence against their mothers. This experience inspired her to devote her life for the children who suffer the same situation as her nephew. A native Nicaraguan and American citizen for more than 30 years, Aida founded Dina Carrion Foundation which is working in the United States and Nicaragua. The foundation brings hope and resources to these angels. One main focus is to provide psychological support that helps to break the chain of violence in our societies.
Aida L. González
After raising four children, Aida Gonzalez, lost her daughter Dina Alexandra at the age of 36 due to femicide. This tragedy still hurts her deeply, but she works everyday together with her daughter, Aida, to make a difference in the life of the children and grandmothers like her, who suffered the loss of their beloved ones. She enjoys helping the grandmothers of these children, showing them they are not alone by sharing her pain and strength. Aida looks forward to a brighter future, when she can put a smile on the faces of many more orphaned children.
Oscar A. Vanegas
Born in Nicaragua and a U.S. citizen, Oscar developed a commitment to the people of the U.S. It’s not a surprise that his values and principals took him to serve in the U.S. Army, and dedicated 23 years of his life to military service. During this time, he traveled to different parts of the world serving the nation, and observed how important it is to help those who need help, especially children who are the future generation. After the death of his sister in law, Dina Carrion, he focused on helping his family to find justice. He uses his leadership skills to help the foundation and to bring support to these innocent children, offering tools to reach their full potential.