Nicaragua

A New Song

2019-10-15T20:41:58+00:00December 11th, 2018|Blog, Disaster Response, IDR, Nicaragua|

LATIN AMERICA - “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant,” sang Mary after she received life-changing news from an angel. Even as she was preparing to think and act in new ways, she glorified the Lord — the Messiah was on his way! I think of Mary’s song of joy — and her future song of lament.....

Urban Transformation in Nicaragua

2019-10-15T19:48:12+00:00November 9th, 2018|Blog, Nicaragua|

NICARAGUA - For many Nicaraguans, the last six months have been marked by injury, unexpected migration, business closings, jobs disappearing, economic retraction, relationship breakdown, even loss of life. Many Nicaraguans don’t know what the future holds for them and their families.

Improved Agriculture, Improved Lives

2019-10-15T20:18:08+00:00August 5th, 2018|Blog, Food Security, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua|

HONDURAS - When you think of a hardworking farmer, you may not think of a stay-at-home mother with seven children, but Pilar Martinez from Cañada Galana, Honduras, is both. She has her own plot of land that she works with the help of her husband to provide enough food for their five daughters and two sons. Though she works hard with great motivation, she has had her share of struggles in the past.

Restorative Justice on the Streets of Nicaragua

2019-10-15T19:48:12+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Blog, Nicaragua|

Living in urban Nicaraguan neighborhoods can be intense. Multigenerational families live together in small houses, where thin walls, open windows, and shared streets are the norm. Everyone is aware of what their neighbors are doing whether they want to know or not. In our urban transformation work, we have to take this into consideration.

Twenty Seven Pounds of Beans

2019-10-15T20:18:11+00:00March 20th, 2018|Blog, Food Security, Nicaragua|

(NICARAGUA) Let me tell you a story about Martha Adilia and her twenty seven pounds of beans. Martha lives with her teenage daughter Meyling in the community of Pitahaya, located in the foothills of the mountains in central Nicaragua. I met Martha while on a field trip with World Renew’s local partner, Asociación de Jóvenes Cristianas (ASJ). During the past year we had been working on a pilot project there to promote conservation agriculture.

A Dream Realized

2019-10-15T19:48:13+00:00November 14th, 2017|Blog, Nicaragua|

(NICARAUGA) I remember quite vividly watching the the CBC documentary series The National Dream in the early 70’s. I was about ten years old and mesmerized by the enormous feat of building a railroad across Canada that linked the east to the west.