We regularly receive donations for our project in Juigalpa. Some of the donors are ‘regulars’ whom we have known for some time. But sometimes we receive gifts from people who we do not know.
As we know from the Dutch context, people with intellectual disabilities are extra vulnerable at this time of the corona virus. In Nicaragua they are often in poor health as you will have read in previous blogs. Last weekend we … Read More
Early March we, Vivir Juntos, first received news from L’Arche International, (the International Foundation of Ark communities), about an investigation into the conduct of Jean Vanier. Jean Vanier together with Thomas Phillipe are the founders of L’Arche International. It was … Read More
In my last blog I wrote about the longer term. We can all count ourselves fortunate that contributions for Astrid’s project keep coming in. The signs are that soon we will have raised the necessary funds for 2023.
In 2015 we, the Board of Vivir Juntos, together with Astrid, started on the task of laying the financial foundation for the Ruach home in Juigalpa.
The evaluation of the project in Juigalpa is finished. The consultant, Brenda Tapía, wrote up her findings and sent her sizeable report to the Ruach Board.
In our previous message from the Vivir Juntos board we wrote that “the clock is ticking and that we have reached the half-way point of our assistance to the Ruach community”. At this moment the prospects for fundraising in Juigalpa … Read More
The Vivir Juntos board started work in 2015 and in October of the year Astrid left for Nicaragua to start establishing the community home in Juigalpa.
The 2017 annual report was finished some weeks ago and is now available on the website. It consists of a descriptive and a financial part. The content for the descriptive part is based on the six-monthly reports that our Board … Read More
At the end of 2017 we were able to welcome Frits Leene to the Vivir Juntos Board. With his arrival the 3rd position on the Board is filled again.