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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 Unknown Author

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 Unknown Author

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 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
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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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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