Torrential rains in La Flor cause damage to staple crops and infrastructure.
The Model Farm's yuca (a.k.a. "cassava") crop has been harvested. The profit from the sale was excellent and will help support the Chacraseca community.
The farmers of La Flor harvest the beans that will sustain their families.
Nicolás tends his coffee plantation, focusing on "growing, improving and being better each day."
On the Model Farm, a field has just been planted with yuca. No, not "yucca". Yuca! Also known as cassava. Find out more about this tropical staple.
La Flor has a miracle harvest after the hurricanes devasted their crops last year. Ramona has an incredible story of her successful business made possible by microcredit lending. Plus two event announcements and a social media video highlight.
We partnered with a filmmaker in Nicaragua to highlight what JustHope is doing and who we are impacting. We are making a difference in the lives of people like Yamilet, a farmer and microcredit participant, who remarked: "Three years ago I never hoped to succeed like I do now. Today I feel secure because I have a way to earn."
We will be screening the video at Wine for Water on Oct 1. Check it out on YouTube.
By Kara Luebbering, Director of International Programs
To get a harvest, you first have to plant the seeds, and 2017 can be defined by the seeds that we planted, both in a metaphorical and actual sense. JustHope’s Model Farm weathered the ups and downs that so often define the agricultural experience in Nicaragua. When planting, you generally put two or more seeds in each hole knowing that some will sprout and some will not. On the Model Farm, we applied the same logic to our endeavors; some ideas flourished, some did not, and some were half-way on the right track. Yet with each harvest, yielding crops or not, knowledge and lessons learned were bountiful.