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...
What is a Hope Ecosystem?

What is a Hope Ecosystem?

I was recently talking to someone about what it looked like to live a life that brings hope to others. We talked about the need to discover hope for yourself in order to share it with others. We discussed the far-reaching affects hope can have, impacting a...
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...
The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

The ripple effect. Are you familiar with the concept? I would imagine this is not the first time you have heard or seen this small phrase. In case you need a refresher, think about the last time you threw a rock into a pond or even watched a drop of water from faucet...