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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
in the Our Villages category
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
in the Our Villages category
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
in the Our Villages category
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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UnOfficial Employees | What Lake Grove Presbyterian taught me about love, relationships, and letting go

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the Donor Love category
by Unknown Author

The Honduras missions team at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church is going to put me out of a job. After just a few hours together, I knew I was out Agros'd. You see, for me, Agros International is a cause and a passion. But for Lake Grove, Agros is a matter of love.

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Live on a Budget, Give on a Budget

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the Staff category
by Unknown Author

Giving back to my community has always been something I care about. Tithing has been a way I have traditionally given back along with volunteering, and supporting the organizations I carefully select feels like both an honor and a duty.

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When Sugar Mama Grows Up

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6:03 PM
in the Staff category
by Unknown Author

Meet the moms that your gifts are empowering and investing in. Read how you helped Rosario, a single mother, started her own small business, and Yaris found support and advice through her first pregnancy thanks to gifts like yours.

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The Difference a Schoolhouse Can Make

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the Our Villages category
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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5 Reasons to Not Miss the Open House on 5/12

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the Donor Love category
by Unknown Author

The temperature is getting warmer. The sun is shining brighter. And (for now) it’s not raining. All reasons to attend Agros International’s Open House on May 12th – but there are more ...

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Dreams Within Reach | Escaping Violence and Addiction Through Steadfast Support

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the Our Villages category
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
in the Our Villages category
by Unknown Author

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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