In October, JustHope provided funds for the "Food Bonus for families in extreme poverty" project of ACOPADES, our partners in Chacraseca, which has seen increasing hunger due to the pandemic, increasing costs, the war in Ukraine, and hurricane damage to crops.
From a very young age, Rodolfo watched the doctors and nurses in his community and how residents waited in long lines to receive medical treatment. Now he is a nurse working in that same clinic.
Dr. Escobar was excited to receive a large donation of speculums from JustHope. She is so thankful for JustHope's work and support in providing the speculums that will help with the detection of cervical cancer among women. She says, "The prevention of cervical cancer is in our hands and we can make many patients happy."
After suffering a injury that required substantial medical attention, Freddy says, "I don’t know what would have happened without the generosity of the people and friends... and the solidarity of JustHope and ACOPADES."
As the pandemic lingers on worldwide, La Flor reports that 94% of families have been vaccinated.
With health, time-saving, and financial benefits, "green stoves" are "best standard of living that women have."
The farmers of La Flor harvest the beans that will sustain their families.
Claribel and her family's lives have changed thanks to running water in their house.
Dr. Sampson improves his quality of care with a new air compressor.
COVID vaccine campaign runs at the clinic in Chacraseca for 2 days.
Maria prayed every day for a house and never gave up. Now, she and her husband and boys have a new home.
Quick News is JustHope's new weekly news tidbit. In this inaugural issue, you can learn about how JustHope has supported a family from La Flor who welcomed triplets born this spring.
For one year, JustHope was unable to send medical or dental teams to Nicaragua (we are now booking trips again!), but that doesn’t mean that JustHope abandoned health programs in our partner communities. In this newsletter, we look at five critical health initiatives that continue and introduce you to a family who benefits from JustHope's health programs.
Green Stoves are a small investment that makes a big difference! That’s why JustHope has built eleven green stoves in our partner communities since January 2018.
Open defecation and improper sanitation are systemic problems in Nicaragua, which
lead to around 300 childhood deaths each year (WaterAid, 2014). As the World Health
Organization explains, “open defecation perpetuates a vicious cycle of disease and
We are trying to break that cycle, one latrine at a time! JustHope and partners construct
pit latrines for families and schools in our partner communities to ensure improved
sanitation and a private place to “go.”
Handwashing stations, also called Tippy-Taps, are a low-cost solution for schools that do not otherwise have a place for children to clean their hands during the school day. Fashioned from low-cost and readily found materials, they are easy to install and maintain.
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.
Soluciones Comunitarias Nicaragua is a local social project supported by U.S. non-profit Community Empowerment Solutions.
An average family burns an entire small tree in less than two weeks. That times 1,500,000 or so families in Nicaragua, equals a LOT of trees. Nicaragua's response has been to outlaw cutting down trees, so now poor families have to buy the wood for their fires.
It's become an environmental AND an economical crisis!
Several JustHope Partners are building "green" (ecological) stoves in La Flor and Chacraseca to help reduce both the expense of cooking and the deforestation its causing.
Baby Lizbeth was just 8 days old when a scorpion stung her. Normally, a scorpion sting
hurts and can cause some dizziness, but Lizbeth was so small that the sting site
immediately swelled and her heart started racing. Her little body was covered in sweat,
and she started having difficulty breathing. Fortunately, the Chacraseca Clinic was