Stories & Updates

Amigos for Christ Podcast

August 11, 2020

Joey and Danny bring you stories and guest interviews from Amigos’ work in Nicaragua. Amigos for Christ is a non-profit organization that works shoulder-to-shoulder with Nicaraguan neighbors to bring community leadership, clean water, health, education, and economic opportunity to rural communities in need.

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2021 Back to School Fiesta

February 12, 2021

We are so excited to share some footage from the Back-to-School Fiesta: Red Carpet event! All 175 Young Leaders are back in class and so excited to start a new year. As at the beginning of every school year, they have set goals, cast vision, and begun to dream about the successes this year will … Continue reading “2021 Back to School Fiesta”

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Our Young Leaders Need YOU

September 29, 2020

Education Transforms Lives By supporting Young Leaders in Action, you are directly changing lives and making an impact that will last for years to come. We hope that you understand the importance of your generosity and that everytime you hear from us and from your student, that you swell with pride and purpose knowing that … Continue reading “Our Young Leaders Need YOU”

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I’m turning 60! Help give a Modern Bathroom in my honor!

August 11, 2020

I was hoping to celebrate 60 years on this planet, August 29th, in Nicaragua with family. My younger brother John started a non-profit there 20 years ago. I’ve been fortunate to make many trips over the years, but due to COVID, all flights have been cancelled.  One of the many projects I’ve participated in through … Continue reading “I’m turning 60! Help give a Modern Bathroom in my honor!”

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Geneser – 10 Year Old Business Owner and Inspiration.

July 22, 2020

By: Morgan Coil Geneser – 10 year old daughter, sister, athlete, and small business owner! Geneser is an intelligent, ambitious, sweet 10-year-old from the community of El Pedregal. She is not your average 10-year-old. When she’s not at school, studying, or playing sports with her friends you can find her managing the books of her mom’s tortilla … Continue reading “Geneser – 10 Year Old Business Owner and Inspiration.”

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New Beginnings in La Chuscada

July 1, 2020

And so as I watched the students file in on our first day of class, March 16, 2020, my stomach fluttered with excitement while my mind meticulously combed through my day’s lesson plan. One foot grounded in what this place and these students will become; leaders of a new generation of educated Nicaraguans, with dreams and aspirations, and one foot grounded in the practical needs and goals for the day.

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Years of Breaking Even Are Over. Meet Manuel.

June 25, 2020

After nearly 20 years of facing the same economic challenges over and over again, rural farmer Manuel Figeroa was ready to turn the page and to start a new chapter in his family’s story.

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Esperanza Means Hope

May 27, 2020

Doña Esperanza gives a whole new meaning to her name, Hope.

Two years ago, her family didn’t have clean, running water. Two years ago, her family didn’t have access to a Modern Bathroom. Two years ago, she was diligently working to grow her small tortilla business to support family. But two years ago, she had hope. She always had hope. Hope carried her through.

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“You don’t quit when you are tired, you quit when you are finished.”

April 14, 2020

By: Scott Cunningham Those words hit me hard as I had dropped out of my previous 2 attempts at 100km and swore to myself I would never do it again. I am competitive and I love a challenge, and those words challenged me to go for the 100km again, and to not quit no matter what.    On … Continue reading ““You don’t quit when you are tired, you quit when you are finished.””

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A Grandfather’s Legacy in El Espabel

February 6, 2020

Last week’s water celebration in Espabel felt much heavier than the typical lighthearted water system inaugurations we’ve witnessed in many communities over the years…

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