Since 1998, Agros has been working in Nicaragua, bringing life change and development to the rural poor. Our team comprises 19 people, and we are each committed to Agros and the 267 families we serve in our country.
We continue to strengthen our strategic alliances with other agencies in the area, establishing commercial relationships in order to increase the families’ incomes through productive initiatives. We also continue encouraging the women to become more involved with organizational and social activities and productive projects through community banks.
Together, our partner families are cultivating a total of 77 acres of coffee. They are also producing a variety of vegetables. Their knowledge is steadily increasing about farming techniques, and as a result, their crops are improving both in quantity and quality.
In personal development, our families are participating in Growth Groups, small groups in which they share their hopes, dreams, successes and setbacks; encourage each other; offer friendly advice; and build strong relationships. Also, our partnership with the Ministry of Health continues to provide important training to our families on such topics as hygiene, nutrition, family planning and gender equality. We are also pleased to report that we have a 95% retention rate among our communities’ children and youth who are attending school.
During this next fiscal year, with the help of faithful friends like you, we will continue to promote our families’ personal and economic growth, helping them achieve their great goal of owning land and forever escaping poverty. Thank you for caring for Nicaragua’s rural poor through Agros!
Thank you for your continued support of Agros communities like Nueva Esperanza in Nicaragua! Great things are happening in this community as families break the cycle of poverty and transform their lives through agricultural development and land ownership.
You may notice that this update is formatted slightly differently than others in the past. Due to the additional information that has been added to our reports, they will only come out twice a year. However, we have created a special edition just for those of you who support Agros communities through Global Giving – so you will still be getting updates four times a year! The special editions will focus on the latest developments in the community as well as include the story of an Agros community member.
We hope you will enjoy the newest update, and welcome any feedback that you may have. Thank you again for joining with our community members as they journey out of poverty. This would not be possible without your support.
Thank you so much for your ongoing commitment to Agros communities like Futuro del Mañana in Nicaragua! As we mentioned in the last update, we'll now be featuring a different community in this update since Futuro del Mañana is now completely self-sustainable.
We'd like to introduce you to the community of Nueva Esperanza, and share with you the Autumn 2011 update. You can also access this update on our website at http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/NuevaEsperanza.pdf. You may notice that the report is in a new format, which integrates some helpful feedback we've received from our supporters like you. One of the changes we’ve made is providing an overall country update from Director Ricardo Espinoza so you can get a sense of the progress throughout Nicaragua.
We hope you like this new update, and would welcome any feedback you may have. Thanks again for your partnership in helping families to escape the cycle of generational poverty in Nicaragua.
We are so grateful for your continued support of our communities in Nicaragura! You can also access this update on the Agros International website at http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/FuturodelManana.pdf.
We are sharing with you the Summer 2011 update for Futuro del Mañana, which is exceptional because it will actually be the final report from this community. Thanks to the support of generous people like you, and years of hard work on the part of our families, Futuro del Mañana has reached the point of self-sustainbility and will no longer receive direct support from Agros. Community members even held a land title ceremony to celebrate that most have paid off their land loans and now own the land outright! Though we'll still be keeping in contact with Futuro del Mañana, your funds will go to support other communites in need in Nicaragua. You'll begin receiving information about some of these other communities in future updates, and can begin to chart their progress.
As always, we’d welcome any feedback you may have about these reports. On behalf of the families of Futuro del Mañana, thanks again for your partnership in helping them to escape the cycle of generational poverty in Nicaragua.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Agros villages in Nicaragua like Futuro del Mañana. This update is also available on the Agros website at http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/FuturodelManana.pdf.
We are especially happy to share with you the Spring 2011 update for Futuro del Mañana because this is actually the last update that will feature this community! Thanks to the support of generous people like you, Futuro del Mañana has reached the point of self-sustainbility and will no longer receive direct support from Agros. Community members even held a land title ceremony to celebrate that they have paid off their land loans and now own the land themselves! Though we'll still be keeping in contact with Futuro del Mañana, your funds will go to support other communites in need in Nicaragua. You'll begin receiving information about some of these other communities in future updates.
As always, we’d welcome any feedback you may have about these reports. Thanks again for your partnership in helping families to escape the cycle of generational poverty in Nicaragua!
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