Oklahoma UCC Churches & Chacraseca, Nicaragua

The partnership started in 2004 when the Association churches joined together to raise $5,000 to start a microenterprise bank for the small farmers in Chacreseca. The difficulties of sustaining family farms is something Oklahomans understand all too well; and this partnership is rooted in the shared experience of nurturing new life from tiny seeds. JustHope has now engaged the Oklahoma churches in other life-sustaining projects— clean water, microenterprise, sewing cooperatives, and community bakeries.