Welcome to Nuevas Esperanzas!
We are a young and professional organisation serving poor communities in Nicaragua through projects which provide practical and technical assistance in support of long-term sustainable development.
We work in a number of sectors including water, the environment, livelihoods and education following a model of holistic, transformational development which addresses material and spiritual needs in a culturally appropriate manner. We aim to integrate innovation and technical excellence with good practice in development, always mindful of the complex web of economic, environmental, social and spiritual issues which conspire against those living in poverty.
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Build a house for someone living in abject poverty, and they will continue to live in abject poverty in a house
What does someone living on under $1.25 a day really need and want? Some would say a lot of things. Perhaps a reliable water supply, or latrines, or four sturdy walls, or a library, a new set of clothes, a hospital, or a road to get to that hospital. So if you think they need everything, you could make things simple and pick one option out of a hat.
06/02/2014 - With 400 kg of honey in the bag (well in the barrel actually), this year’s honey harvests have got off to a good start. Erika, our expert beekeeper, predicts a total of around 900 kg. This represents about a 50% increase on the 2013 harvest and is good progress considering the challenging conditions the bees are facing. Extra income from the honey is starting to make a big difference in their lives.
Understandably a charity donor is always keen to see their money go as far as possible. Helping 1000 people is better than helping 100. If a charity can do that by spending $100 instead of $1000 then even better. Unfortunately, ones and zeros do not always tell the whole story, and can even be misleading.