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Multiplying Talents

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:34 PM
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by Unknown Author

Petronilo and Franseca are two of San José's most involved members. They are strong proponents of clean water and community leadership, and are an incredible success story.

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An Agros Trip Almost 50 Years in the Making ...

Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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by Unknown Author

As an ecology graduate student in 1968 Jim Kenagy took a ride across Central America in a Volkswagon bug. He returned many times over his years as a biology professor and the images of poverty he saw stuck with him. Almost 50 years years later, Jim had a chance to travel to Nicaragua to see how Agros International is working to put a permanent end to rural Central American poverty with a visit to the Agros communities of San Marcos and Luz del Mañana.

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Meet German & Maria Ester | Your 2016 Tierras de Vida Guests

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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by Unknown Author

We're honored that German & Ester have agreed to leave their two children, two teeming ponds of tilapia, pigs, chickens, fields, and Ester's business in the care of family, friends, and Agros staff for a weeklong journey to Seattle. They're excited to see your home and for the chance to advocate for your continued commitment to every Agros family on the long road to prosperity.

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Two Strikes . . . Home Run | Direct from the Field: A Live Conversation with Karen and Alejandro

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 2:12 PM
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by Unknown Author

This week we held a live Direct from the Field webinar conversation with Karen and Alejandro, a family from our newest community, La Bendición, Nicaragua. The morning began with a series of near catastrophes ... Strike one ... we told them the wrong date. Strike two ... the power went out. Then, despite all odds ... we knocked the actual conversation, technical mastery included, outta the park!

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Love, Community and the Promised Land | Meet Karen and Alejandro at Direct from the Field

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 12:53 PM
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by Unknown Author

A baby screaming, toys crashing, roosters crowing – this set the cacophonous scene for my digital introduction to Karen and Alejandro, one of the 50 families beginning their journey in La Bendición, Nicaragua. You’ll have the chance – thanks to the magic of modern technology – to meet them too next week at our Tuesday, June 28th 12PM PST Direct from the Field webinar. That’s what we were getting ready for on our adventure-filled call last week.

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This chlorinator has an infectious smile | Franseca & Petronilo's Path to Prosperity

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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by Unknown Author

This week I talked to my coworker about why families come to Agros. She said, "Families don't show up to Agros asking us to give them anything. They show up for an opportunity to work ... because they know we'll teach them. They want to be self-sufficient." I loved the way she put it because our families do not want hand-outs. They want teachers. They want to be invested in. They want commitment that parallels their own.

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Passing the Baton to the Community | Announcing 2016-2017 Village Plans

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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by Unknown Author

We believe that it’s possible to build thriving communities with the poorest families in Central America. Read about our 2016-2017 Village Plans to prepare five our of communities to transition to self-governance through strategic investments in their productive capacity as farmers, their connections to profitable markets and their community organization. Then help invest in fulfilling our families' dreams with your gift by June 30th!

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The Difference a Schoolhouse Can Make

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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by Unknown Author

The laughter of children filters through the open windows of the new Tierra Nueva schoolhouse. Like a talented orchestra conductor, their teacher Yajaira Obregon skillfully directs both groups of students, instructing one group, giving an assignment, and slipping behind them to instruct the others.

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Dreams Within Reach | Escaping Violence and Addiction Through Steadfast Support

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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by Unknown Author

Before they came to live in Agros’ Bella Vista village in Honduras, Juan Jose and Gloria’s family’s finances were stretched thin. Gloria remembers, “We were only working to pay for our clothes and what we were going to eat.”

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How Can Our Greenhouse Help You Today?

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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by Kelly McDonald

A greenhouse is a tremendous investment in a community's ability to produce high quality harvests. But Tierra Nueva's greenhouse was lying dormant between seedings. They could produce more seedlings than they could plant - until a new parternship formed with another Agros community down the road.

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