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Cooking Up Hope & Opportunity

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 5:00 AM
in the Donor Love category
by Unknown Author

They’re macaron pros at Le Panier Very French Bakery in the Pike Place Market. But they’re not just baking sweets. This month, Le Panier has been cooking up hope & opportunity for families in Central America.

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Through the Photographer's Lens

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the Our Villages category
by Unknown Author

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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How Real a Relationship Can You Build?

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM
in the Donor Love category
by Unknown Author

"We were tired of doing one thing at a time," said Bill Davis, Senior Pastor at Greenwood Christian Church. This frustration with fragmented efforts at combating poverty led Bill to Agros, where he found a holistic vision for providing families with the tools and opportunities to pull themselves out of poverty. Greenwood's six year partnership with the Agros village of San Jose, Nicaragua, has transformed the livelihoods of the 29 families living there -- but, according to Bill, the effects on the hearts and minds of their congregation have been even more profound.

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Favorite Photos of 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the Our Villages category
by Unknown Author

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
in the Our Villages category
by Unknown Author

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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Love the Work You Do

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 6:41 PM
in the Staff category
by Unknown Author

My name is Carly and up until a few weeks ago, when I jumped on a plane to Central America, I was working as the Marketing and Communications Intern at Agros.

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The Path to Prosperity

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the The Agros Model category
by Unknown Author

How can we help rural farmers move from poverty to prosperity? The secret is that we can't do it alone. After stabilizing families within our villages and building their capacities, we must look the private sector to help our farmers generate steady income.

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Tilapia Tells All

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:38 PM
in the The Agros Model category
by Unknown Author

For a farmer, making money is not just a matter of having the technical skills or applying the correct agricultural practices. It’s about markets. Lining up customers to buy their produce. Farmers don’t get paid unless they have a buyer. So, making the money they need to support their families, pay for school supplies, and be ready for emergencies - the money required to live a dignified and prosperous life - requires integration with bigger markets, where there is consistent demand and profit for their labors.

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Love notes, Christmas updates and dialogue

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:25 PM
in the Donor Love category
by Unknown Author

Like you, I’m a donor. To Agros, to social justice organizations, my local film festival and my beloved alma mater. I love philanthropy. That’s why I’m in this business. When you live with a sense of generosity, believing that you have more than enough, that perception becomes real. Giving makes me feel powerful, connected, and whole.

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You make our hearts beat

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM
in the Donor Love category
by Unknown Author

Hi, my name is Andrea. I’ve been Agros Interim Director of Development since April of this year. I’ve been a fundraiser for more than 20 years. It’s my life calling. I believe asking people to give is sacred. So when the email receipt for your gift shows up in my inbox, I pause, look at your name, note the gift amount, and do a little skippy dance. I imagine your face. I wonder about your story.

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