JustHope News

Since Nicaragua's civil unrest began in April, we have fielded a slew of heartbreaking questions about the sustainability of JustHope’s programs and our presence in Nicaragua given the current unrest: “Is JustHope closing its doors?” “What are you really accomplishing if you can’t send groups to Nicaragua?” “Why should I give to an organization on questionable ground?”

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. 

It has been almost five months since anti-government protests propelled Nicaragua into a state of civil unrest. The question we get most often is “What can I do to Help?”

In our minds, the answer is simple: Continue to support JustHope. Although we have shifted priorities and suspended particular programs — such as our partner, global education, service-learning and medical trips — for the time being, JustHope remains committed to our mission and continues to support vital programs in our partner communities.