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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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  • Field Report: Hurricane Iota

    Field Report: Hurricane Iota

    An Interview with Roosevelt Donaire, Farmer Don Roosevelt Donaire in his corn field immediately after Iota, León, Nicaragua Background Following the same destructive path of Hurricane Eta which affected the region in early November, Hurricane Iota has developed into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes of the season. The storm made landfall the morning of…

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  • School and Family Travel in Guatemala 2019

    School and Family Travel in Guatemala 2019

    “Everywhere you looked, there were happy kids teaching each other games and playing together.” New Educational Service Trips a Success in Guatemala ViviendasLeón has welcomed our first groups to the Mayan highlands of Guatemala! Travelers embarked on a service-learning experience that introduced them to local history and culture while participating in our service program. Our…

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  • Cambiando la Vida de las Mujeres

    Cambiando la Vida de las Mujeres

    La capacitación en capacidad humana cambia la vida de las mujeres en Nicaragua  Margarita RivasLa cultura tradicional de Nicaragua, como otros países latinoamericanos, se centra en la iglesia y la familia y ha sido moldeada por la experiencia del colonialismo y las tradiciones culturales y religiosas europeas. Una herencia de esto son las limitaciones sociales…

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  • Launching Careers through Scholarships

    Launching Careers through Scholarships

    León, Nicaragua Norlan Hernandez Norlan Ramón Hernández Arévalo was born in the rural community of Troilo into a family with two brothers. When he was five years old, his family moved to the city of León for a work opportunity for his father. Financial issues forced the family to return to Troilo, where they had…

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