When we started the Ruach Foundation we regularly worked with volunteers in the community home or in our activities centre. They included international as well as Nicaraguan interns from universities in Managua or Juigalpa.
This year we celebrated our 4th anniversary in COVID-19- inflicted relative quietness. Alas, we were not able to invite people and increase our visibility in the community we are part of. But nonetheless, we are fortunate with a circle of … Read More
As a small organisation the Ruach Foundation is dependent on donations to be fully functional, and we need to be creative in finding donors. We are fortunate that Vivir Juntos provides us with a solid base because of their commitment … Read More
We had a good start with the residents with an intellectual disability in our community home. We had fresh ideas for our activities centre which runs afternoon programmes for intellectually disabled adults in Juigalpa. We felt we became better known … Read More
At the end of November, in consultation with the family, Rommel’s stay at Ruach’s community home came to an end, as it was concluded that Rommel needs more specialized care than we could offer him.
While the people of northern Nicaragua watched the hurricane pass, with houses collapsing, trees falling and rivers bursting their banks, the rest of Nicaragua suffered unprecedented levels of rainfall for several days.
Since 2015 I have lived with my son Jonathan in Juigalpa, where I contribute to the work of the Fundación Ruach. When we left the Netherlands Daniella, my daughter, stayed behind to finish her University education. Two years ago she … Read More
In my last blog I wrote about Eric. He had planned a sponsored run to raise money for the Ruach Foundation. It wasn’t his maiden Ruach Run; in fact it was going to be his 4th Ruach Run! It is … Read More
We, the Ruach workers in Juigalpa, are very active in running our community home for intellectually disabled adults and organizing recreational activities for this vulnerable population group. We would not be as successful as we have been without the moral … Read More
Hard to believe but the traditional 15 August parties in Juigalpa were not cancelled, but at least took place with adherence to some special preventive measures. For example, the bull-fighting did not take place in the arena in the centre … Read More