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Milk and More!

Posted on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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by Emma Najarian

When asked about the health of her children in the past, María Estela responded, "My older child had severe chronic malnutrition. He did not receive the support he needed, like milk and vitamins." It broke her heart to watch her son suffer in this way. Now, things have changed for the better.

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The Power of Prenatal Care

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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by Emma Najarian

The power of prenatal care! Five months ago, Zeneyda Diaz gave birth to her second child, a son named Joharvin. Zeneyda grew up in a life of poverty and knew of the dangers that could threaten the lives of her unborn children. You soothed her worries by providing necessary medical assistance and prenatal care.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Begins in Nueva San Jose

Posted on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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by Mackenzie Cruz

As part of the Agros Village Within a Village initiative, our goal is to connect these families with dignified housing, access to land, and opportunities to practice market-led agriculture in the newest Agros village of Nueva San José, Nicaragua.

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Tilapia After Hurricanes

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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by Emma Najarian

Hurricane Eta destroyed the livelihood of Juventino Carranza in one night. He recalled looking into the empty and muddied water of his once thriving tilapia ponds, "I felt like I died." But because of the generosity of Agros supporters, he has hope.

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Multiplying Talents

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:34 PM
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by Agros International

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

Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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by Agros International

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

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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by Unknown Author

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
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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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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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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
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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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