Juigalpa blog

In the swimming pool
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“Maria Elena, shall we try it without an (inflatable) pillow?” We are in the pool for our weekly fun and exercises. Marie Elena has made great progress in the pool in the two years she... Read More

News flashes
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Elections of the Ruach Foundation boardAccording to our bylaws, meetings must be held every two years in July to elect the seven members of the Board of the Fundación. A general meeting is convened and... Read More

Manuel: no longer legally non-existent!
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The Ruach Foundation is trying in its own humble way to improve the rights of adults with intellectual disabilities. An example of this is our efforts to make sure one of our residents, Manuel, will... Read More

Querido Jeroen, Querido Niko,
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Farewell Jeroen, farewell Niko, After the planned 5 years, and one extra for good measure, the time has come for both of you to step down from the Vivir Juntos board.A trip back in memory... Read More

An update on MiraMira Optician’s shop
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MiraMira has been open for almost two months now. So far we are satisfied with the sales and the clients’ feedback about our services. To promote the new business we organized a children’s drawing competition... Read More

What is the standard of living in Nicaragua?
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Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries on the continent. Although poverty has decreased somewhat in recent years, the differences between the rich top layer and the large middle class are unimaginable, let alone with... Read More

How is the Ruach Community Home doing?
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Glimpses from our coordinator’s report for January-June 2021 Part of my job is to involve society in our work, to create awareness. In concrete terms: I’m visiting people, trying to activate them for our work,... Read More

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