The Fruit of a Long-Term Investment


Today we’re hearing a story from Nate Slabach, our Vice President of Staff Care.  There is something so inspiring when I witness the positive, life-changing impact of long-term, holistic community development. Several months ago, during a visit to the Dominican Republic, I had the privilege of sitting with Ramona as she told me her story. When the Students International micro-finance ministry site…

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Witnessing Transformation


Today we have a story from Cailah Pritchard, one of our site leaders at our Boys and Girls Club in Costa Rica.   A few years ago, a group of teenage boys started spending time at Casa Verde, our Boys and Girls Club in Costa Rica. As they began to spend more time with us the site, my co-leader Juan…

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A Milestone We’re Excited About


Alex Jimenez has been running our appropriate technology site in Santiago for the past five years. He hit a HUGE milestone earlier this month when he delivered his 200th water filter, and as of this week, he’s delivered 224 water filters! This milestone is wonderful news because it means we have provided 224 families with filtered water. As a result,…

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This one’s for the dreamers.


Today we have Steven Hinkeldey, co-leader of the sponsorship site in Guatemala, sharing a story about one of the students in the program.  Saidy has been in our program since she was in the fourth grade. She is now sixteen years old and is going into her first year of high school. In Guatemala, High School is run on a vocational…

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“We Remember You…”


Bill Sines is the Board Chair for Students International, and he joined us on an outreach to Nicaragua in October. Here’s his story. It was early morning on that first Sunday of our outreach.  It was already getting hot.  Our country director, Seth, and I took the van to a community called Valle de Volcan.  There is a new church…

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