We’re entering 2018 with a collective spirit of a renewed commitment to reinvent, grow and improve. Improve the community efforts towards repairing and restoring those homes lost at the hand of natural disasters. Improve the quality of education and career opportunities available to young people in Nicaragua. Improve the protection of and opportunities for women.
I’m going to be honest, 2017 was a difficult year. Both locally and globally. We’re living in the wake of controversial presidential elections both in Nicaragua and the United States. Tropical storm Nate battered the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua leaving thousands without electricity and some without homes. And the surfacing wave of “me too” stories from brave women around the world shattered trust among many organizations and relationships.