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  • Expanding Our Kitchen Program

    Expanding Our Kitchen Program

    Expanding our program to new communities in Guatemala Our Las Manantiales kitchen project, began in early April 2019 and is expected to be fully completed within a week. The floor tiles and wall tiles, including the hand-painted tiles from the San Francisco Friends School and the Spring Family delegations, are being placed and completed. Now…

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  • Nutritional Partnership with MEFCCA, Nicaragua

    Nutritional Partnership with MEFCCA, Nicaragua

    Supporting healthy diets and healthy families Sutiaba, Nicaragua Food scarcity and malnutrition stand as one of the three major causes of migration in Central America, emphasizing the vital role nutritional farming plays in the daily lives of rural families in Nicaragua. According to UNICEF, 19% of children in Nicaragua under the age of five suffer…

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  • Changing Women’s Lives

    Changing Women’s Lives

    Margarita Rivas is 40 years old and has lived with her family in the Aristides-Sanchez neighborhood of Goyena for 19 years. She participated in HCT, where she attended therapeutic workshops, learned new skills and was given leadership opportunities. She began to value herself as a person, and to face social obstacles head-on.

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  • Una Entrevista con Norlan Hernandez, Estudiante

    Una Entrevista con Norlan Hernandez, Estudiante

    Lanzando carreras a través de la educación: Norlan Hernández Norlan Ramón Hernández Arévalo nació en la comunidad rural de Troilo en una familia con dos hermanos. Cuando tenía cinco años, su familia se mudó a la ciudad de León para una oportunidad de trabajo para su padre. Los problemas financieros obligaron a la familia a…

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  • First School Kitchen Completed

    First School Kitchen Completed

    “We are now seeing the success of their work with the opening of the first kitchen.” Los Manantiales, Santa Lucia Utatlán, Guatemala After several months of construction, we completed our first kitchen at the Los Manantiales Primary School in the Guatemalan Highlands. A huge thank you is owed to the local parent volunteers and visiting…

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  • Resilience during COVID

    Resilience during COVID

    An interview with our Agroforestry director León, Nicaragua Nicaraguan Health authorities have reported a total of 2,519 positive cases and 74 deaths. However, government reports lack details about which department or municipalities are most affected by the pandemic, nor do they share how many tests have been conducted. ViviendasLeón Agroforestry Director Lesbia Alvarado, shares how…

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