Releasing Unrealized Potential

Releasing Unrealized Potential

“So, how can someone make a difference?” This is a question I often get when having a conversation about the work NicaWorks! does in Nicaragua or the power of hope to create change. Addressing the underlying issue of hopelessness that fuels poverty makes...
Producing Hope Overflow

Producing Hope Overflow

“The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, aspiration, joy, love, and hope.” – Wilfred Peterson The world needs more hope ecosystems. That is...
Growing Hope Starts with Growing You

Growing Hope Starts with Growing You

In my last article, What is a Hope Ecosystem?, we looked at what it means to create a hope ecosystem, or an environment in which hope lives and grows. We looked at it through the lens of Frutivera, the sweet corn project launched by NicaWorks! in Nicaragua. While it...
A Hope-Filled Lesson from Nicaragua

A Hope-Filled Lesson from Nicaragua

I recently had the chance to visit Nicaragua. In addition to spending time with people and catching up on the work happening in Nicaragua, I learn something every time I go. One lesson in particular comes to mind from this last trip: there is hope in the midst of the...