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

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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Marbely Carrasco

October 11, 2019

By: Ivette Rivera Education can completely change the trajectory of a child’s life. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to receiving an education; Amigos for Christ is working to change this.   For Marbely Carrasco, access to education came in the form of both a high school and college scholarship through Young Leaders in Action, Amigos’ scholarship program. Through these scholarships, … Continue reading “Marbely Carrasco”

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Hope in La Coyotera

October 5, 2019

by: Ivette Rivera “Because she is a very kind person.”   “Because she teaches me to read.”  “Because I can dance and play at school.”  “Because she gives me books to read in class.”  “Because she’s always happy and fun!”  These are just a few of the reasons the students in La Coyotera appreciate their teacher, Esperanza. Each one of her students know how important her work is and are … Continue reading “Hope in La Coyotera”

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