Employment / Job Creation / Availability
Business & Microenterprise
Food Banks / Distribution to the Needy
Local Expertise / Agricultural Extension Workers
Roads / Bridges / Access
Clinics / Hospitals / Staffing
Quality & Availability of Services / Equipment, Supplies, & Training
Outreach, Home- and Community-Based Care
Preventive Care & Education
Maternal / Well Baby / Child & Immunizations
Quality / Cleanliness
Children's / Women's Protection
Primary / Secondary School
Special Needs Learning
Information Access & Utilization / Critical Thinking / Life Skills
Health / Sickness Issues
Addictions & Recovery
Discovery Bible Studies (small groups studying Scripture with unchurched)
Mentorship, Discipleship, Bible Study (new and / or long-time Jesus followers)
Christ Followers with Other Believers Who are Learning to Obey Scriptures
Service & Leadership Development
Fellowships (self-identified groups who disciple others for the transformation of their communities, e.g. youth, men, women, children, couples, etc.)
Study Groups / Training
United Community, Peacemaking, Cross-Sectoral Collaboration
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Despite the beauty of both the geography and the people here, Nicaragua holds claim to the title of being the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Poverty is severe with 50% living on under a $2/day and 20% living on under $1/day. The Nicaraguan people have been oppressed by corruption, politics and war for decades, but nonetheless it is clear that God has been at work here longer than any of us. Today, Nicaragua is quite peaceful despite the oppression it still faces.
We bring people together to help the oppressed. We seek to empower and encourage, in any way possible, the local church leaders, business leaders, social workers, ministries, schools and others who have a heart to see transformation in their own community.
- Running small businesses
- Launching a Chamber of Commerce
- Building pre-schools
- Running a chicken farm to donate eggs to pre-schools
- Receiving college interns and short-term teams
- Teaching English
- Running a 7-acre farm that will soon sustain a drug/alcohol rehab center
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INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.
Egg Farm for Preschool Feeding Program
Community Transformation Director
Are you interested in helping people live longer and healthier lives? Would you enjoy using your nursing degree to give hope to people in need?
Toward Success Criteria for Transformational Businesses
One Life: Sara
When Brandon and Hannah Weidman moved to Masatepe, Nicaragua, they first identified the existing resources in that community. They wanted to demonstrate that they valued the people in Masatepe by creating something that the community didn't already have. So they opened a neighborhood coffee shop called Beto's Bistro. In this video, you'll meet Sara.