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JustHope Founder Leslie Penrose, with Wine for Water 2017 Honorary Chair Ted Campbell
JustHope Founder Leslie Penrose, with Wine for Water 2017 Honorary Chair Ted Campbell

Address delivered by JustHope Founder Leslie Penrose at Wine for Water 2017

Wow, was it really 32 years ago that I stood on that mountain top in Nicaragua with a small group of farmers who were joyfully showing me the amazing crops they had produced on the land that had been given to them by their new Revolutionary Government?

“What’s different now,” I asked… “What’s different than when your dictator owned this land and you farmed for him?” There was a long pause…

“We’ve always had hope,” one old farmer said firmly… “But now our Hope has the strong legs of Justice.”

Has it really been 32 years that I’ve been trying to figure out what it would mean for my life’s work, to try and “give hope the strong legs of justice… “?