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Multiplying Talents

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:34 PM
in the Our Villages category
by Emily Yockey

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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How I Know My Job is the Best Job Ever

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:15 PM
in the Donor Love category
by Nekita Jones

Donor relationships are often some of the most inspiring, incredible relationships in the non-profit world. This is a story of one of those relationships.

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Behind the Scenes at Tierras de Vida

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 3:15 PM
in the Donor Love category
by Emily Yockey

Agros' annual fundraiser, coming up on September 23rd, is a combination of fun and inspiration. Each Tierras de Vida takes a lot of work, but always seems to amaze us in the end.

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

Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:47 AM
in the Our Villages category
by Anna Lehn

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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How to Build a Village | Cultivating Land and Opportunity

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the The Agros Model category
by Unknown Author

For Agros, offering families a fair land loan is more than financial. It's an symbol of trust, the beginning of a longterm partnership, and a goal to work toward that parents can pass onto their children.

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How to Build a Village | Clean Water

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the The Agros Model category
by Unknown Author

Drinking water in rural Central America is a game of Russian roulette. Contaminated water threatens not only well-being but also children's potential. Today, meet two women, servant leaders, fighting to take their communities' health and their children's futures back with a little salt and water.

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What Does Prosperity Look Like? | 5 Ways Families will Make More Money (And Keep It), Thanks to You

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
in the The Agros Model category
by Anna Lehn

You've heard us talk about Prosperity. That's where our journey with families leads. But what does it look like when we arrive? It's an important question because "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." Read about 7 ways we measure progress toward Prosperity and 5 ways your gifts today are helping families get to their goal - closing the door on poverty forever.

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How to Build a Village | Community Design Process

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 1:20 PM
in the The Agros Model category
by Anna Lehn

The birth of an Agros village is nothing short of a team effort. Following the purchase of land and the recruitment of families, the village design process is a crucial stage of development that involves participation from the whole community.

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

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM
in the Our Villages category
by Anna Lehn

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
in the Our Villages category
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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