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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Through the Photographer's Lens

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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Jump to any point in our conversation with photographer and Agros lifer Johnny Valencia for gorgeous photos from our communities and inspiring stories from the families he met this January.

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Favorite Photos of 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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2015 was a courageous year at Agros. Thanks to our donors, we launched 50 new families toward prosperity in La Bendicion, Nicaragua, and partnered with 705 additional families in communities in Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. But numbers don't tell a very good story - photos do. Check out these powerful images that capture the hope & opportunity you cultivated in 2015.

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Zika

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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The good news is we've seen 0 instances of zika in our villages. The great news is, that's what we'd expect, thanks to our heroic team of preventative health volunteers: the intrepid brigadistas.

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