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We'd like to introduce Juan Bautista and Orlando!


Juan Bautista Morales, JustHope's Partnership Director

Juan Bautista Morales is JustHope's new Partnership Director. Juan is excited to have a job that will give him the opportunity to engage in his life's passion of helping others experience first-hand the opportunities and the responsibilities of international collaboration and cross-cultural understanding.

Juan is a native of Managua, Nicaragua, but also spent several years living in Guatemala and in the United States, where Juan not only learned to speak great English, but developed a deep sense that he is not just a citizen or resident of one country, but is a "global citizen." His background in psychology and public health have provided him multiple opportunities to work for organizations such as International Development Research Centre of Canada, and Nutrition Institute de Central America in areas of international relations and sustainable development.

Francisco can't wait for school to start.

Francisco is 8 years old and he can’t wait for school to start in early February! He couldn’t go last year because, with an average income of just $2 a day, the family of five struggle just to put food on the table. They can’t make funds stretch far enough for pencils or shoes. But this year, Francisco will have one of the JustHope back-pack scholarships &mdash a brand new backpack with a school uniform inside! And socks and shoes… and all the supplies he needs to start the year! So will 300 other students, with 200 still on the waiting list.

See what you did with just $50!

Working with cement
We need workers for a variety of jobs, including cement mixing.

One week between February 11 and March 5, 2017 (exact dates TBD) - UPDATE: Dates set for February 18-25. Register now!

A small but mighty group of farmers from Kinsley, Kansas, have donated the funds to build our Farmer Field School Learning Center on the Model Farm in Chacraseca, Nicaragua. Work starts in late January, and we have promised our construction “Jefe” (boss) that he would have some help in February!

So we need you! We need diggers, and cement mixers (by hand), and block layers, and go-fers – no expertise needed, we can teach you! We also need others to build a garden path from the entrance to the Center; and others to continue our permaculture planting, and do other ‘farmer’ work so our farm staff can help with the Learning Center.