Juigalpa blog

Looking back
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A month ago I was in the Netherlands. Even Coronavirus cooperated, helped by our staying at a sufficient distance, to make this visit a ‘memory with a golden edge’. Even though three weeks seems like... Read More

Before my trip to the Netherlands
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The last headaches, before my journey to the Netherlands begins: have I got all the required paperwork needed for the journey via different airports and countries? Which COVID-test results are needed? Traveling has not become... Read More

Dark times
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In Europe people are under the spell of war. This is also discussed here in Nicaragua, but of course in a remote manner as we will not be affected with refugees coming to our country.... Read More

Newsflashes- community support
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In our Home we daily work on the development of our core members to help them growing in their abilities and independence within the constraints of what is possible for each of them. The work... Read More

A new start
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The new year is now a few weeks old. Three Kings Day (on 6 January) was a good time to clean up the Christmas decorations, and enjoy more peace and quiet around the house again.... Read More

Looking back
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The last month of the year entices me to look back at 2021 and see what it brought me, both personally and professionally, although in my situation the two are hard to separate because I... Read More

MiraMira Optics
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MiraMira Optics officially opened in mid-May. We’d completed all the preparations in record time and our adventure was about to begin. It was going to be an adventure indeed, because who would have ever thought... Read More

Daytrip to the beach
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The bus is driving up. We are ready for our ‘traditional’ trip to the beach. We load the food and drinks, the backpacks with bathing suits, extra clothes etc. The community core members are excited.... Read More

Family ties
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Nicaraguans pride themselves on strong family ties. In practice this means that children do not usually leave home at a relatively young age. Even when children marry, it often happens that the couple will live... Read More

Brittany
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Three weeks ago Brittany and her father visited us. Brittany is a high school grade 4 student. As one of the school requirement she has to do a social project and was thinking of doing... Read More