JustHope News

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.

Juan Enrique stands in front of the potable water project sign in Chacraseca
Juan Enrique stands in front of the potable water project sign in Chacraseca

There was a deep pride in Juan Enrique's voice as he gave the end-of-the year Water Project report to the rest of the leaders in Chacraseca. "After 15 long years, I can say that this project is SUSTAINABLE!"

Video of JustHope Nicaragua staff singing Christmas greetings.
Feliz Navidad from JustHope's Nicaraguan Staff!

Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Solstice! Peaceful Kwanza! No matter how you celebrate this holiday season, we send you greetings of thanks and joy.

Happy Holidays from all of us at JustHope!

Leslie, Kara, Julio, Istvan, David, Donald, Francis, Diana, Abimael, Jennifer and Phil

Donuts ready for papaya, chiles, and chiltoma to be planted
"Donuts" ready for papaya, chiles, and chiltoma to be planted

"GISE" &mdash it's an older English word that means "to feed or pasture"... and it's also the programming model for our new Model Farm in Chacraseca! G - GENERATE, I - INNOVATE, S - SIMULATE, E - EDUCATE. In September JustHope purchased 8 acres of land in the La Concepcion sector of Chacraseca,...