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James H. belt

James H. Belt III is the second-generation owner and president of Belt Enterprises, Inc. A church leader and missionary, he traveled to Nicaragua in 2007, where he witnessed the realities of poverty firsthand. His experience and his commitment to helping others thrive inspires his hope-filled, world-changing approach to fighting poverty—one of the world’s biggest problems. While living in Nicaragua for three years, James focused on community and smallbusiness development as the field director for NicaWorks!, an organization that creates community-led change to build a hopeful present and future for the vulnerable in Nicaragua.

He helped develop NicaBike Shop, a pre-owned bike retailer in Managua, aswell as Fruitvera, a commercial agriculture operation in Veracruz. He continues to work with NicaWorks! and currently serves on their management team. A graduate of Towson University, James lives in Maryland with his wife, Jennifer, two children, two dogs, and two cats. When he’s not busy volunteering, he enjoys traveling, reading, and playing sports.

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