Since 1982 Agros International has helped families in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Chiapas, Mexico build self-sustaining and thriving communities. Agros means ‘land’ in both Latin and Greek, and we work to provide landless, rural, poor families access to agricultural land, long-term credit, and training, so families are able to start, develop and eventually own an economically sustainable village.
Today, thousands of people who had lost hope are healing their scars and building a brighter future for themselves and their children. Families who for generations knew only war, cruelty, murder, and poverty are buying land, growing crops, and building homes. Remote mountain villages destroyed by war are constructing house-to-house water systems and latrines. Soldiers who only knew how to kill are growing medicinal crops for their community. Parents who never had an education are building schools. Children who were born in refugee camps are dreaming of college. Families who were evicted and abused by cruel landowners now own their own productive and sustainable farms. Women who had no hope of escaping from abusive husbands have become entrepreneurs capable of supporting themselves and their children. Churches, communities, and people all over the United States are giving gifts that change people’s lives and are being transformed themselves in the process.
How can all this good news be possible?
Agros’ unique approach, based on empowerment through land loans and training, has helped thousands of Central American and Mexican families learn to dream again. For these families and villages, life will never be the same. Through Agros’ time-tested, practical assistance, they have gained the land and skills to build a better future.
Agros changes lives.
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