Juigalpa blog

May
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Mother Day’s month. 
The date differs in different countries, but May is the common factor. In Nicaragua shops draw attention to the fact that it is Mother’s Day on 30th May and have all kinds... Read More

Our dream come true: an optical shop!
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At a certain point we got the idea within the Fundación to start an optical business in the hope of becoming more financially self-sufficient, i.e. less dependent on foreign donors. Ana Alicia, the president of... Read More

Visa and being mindful
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In recent weeks I have been to Managua twice to find out which papers I have to collect to extend the visa for myself and my son Jonathan. I have lived in Nicaragua already for... Read More

Getting married
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It was Lesbia’s wedding day. Lesbia has been working with us as an external home care assistant since October. Although we only got to know each other fairly recently, she had asked me to be... Read More

January
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This year my son Jonathan and I could not visit Daniella in Guayaquil Ecuador, as we usually do at this time of the year. There were hardly any flights to and from Nicaragua. And with... Read More

Farewell to Rommel
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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. Read More

Hurricane, swimming and personnel changes
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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. Read More

My children
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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... Read More