Education is Key for Paul Flores

Paul Flores is a Bridges scholarship student from the community of Los Lopez, Masaya. In his fourth year of university, he studies English at the Christian Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UCAN).  Paul is also a husband and father to three daughters. Paul works in the storage area of a factory in a free trade zone […]

Bridges Builds Home for Family of 11

Marileyda Alcántara and her husband Aquiles Mora have lived their whole lives in our partner community of La Guama, DR. They have nine children who live with them: Angelina, 24, Michael, 22, Obieris, 20, Morelys, 18, Diabelys, 15, Mariela, 13, Ramen, 10, and Cleydis, 3.  This family relies entirely on agriculture to survive; they plant […]

Service was Eye Opening for Tim Bennitt

Tim Bennitt, 16 years old, just returned from the Dominican Republic on his second service trip with Bridges. He traveled to Nicaragua in 2017 and loved the experience so much that he decided to go on another Bridges trip, this time to La Guama, DR.  While in community, Tim can often be seen running around […]

Bridges is Reforesting Caimonial

In June, Bridges began a new reforestation project in our partner community of Caimonial, Dominican Republic. Twenty families in total will plant twenty-five fruit trees each on their farmland. The families will also fence in a section of their land so that farm animals, like pigs and cows, do not eat the trees, a common […]

Bridges is Very Excited to Announce that the Hormiguero Regional Health Clinic is Complete

On June 22nd, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health officially inaugurated and took ownership of the Hormiguero Regional Health Clinic – a project Bridges has been working on since 2017. After the ceremony, specialists, including gynecologists, dentists, nutritionists, and pediatricians, treated patients in the new facility. Over the last 5 months, Bridges installed cabinets, completed landscaping […]

Happy Father’s Day: Father Cedano & Family Now Have a Safe Home to Raise Children

Cedano Angomas, 36, lives in La Guama, Dominican Republic with his wife, Gabriela, 29, and four children: Grini, 11, Cedayli, 10, Trimel, 5, and Qioli, 3. Cedano works as a handyman and also harvests beans and pigeon peas on his father’s farm. Both Cedano and his wife Gabriela have lived in La Guama their whole […]

Bill Pence, Bridges Volunteer and Father, Explains Profound Impact of Bridges Experience

Bill Pence, Bedford NY, went on his very first Bridges trip to the Dominican Republic with his son Henry, 16, this past February. Henry had gone on a Bridges trip to Nicaragua the previous year in 2018 and, after hearing about how great the experience was for Henry, Bill decided to go with his son. […]

Jerónimo Morales: Father, Husband, Farmer & Student

Jerónimo Antonio Morales, 32 years old, is the father of three young girls who are 10, 8, and 3 years old. Due to economic circumstances, he had to abandon his studies after finishing elementary school; at this time, he began to work as a day laborer in order to help his parents to support the […]

New Chicken Farm Project Aims to Increase Income for Families in Hormiguero

This year, Bridges began a new chicken farm project in the community of Hormiguero, Siuna. Three families (18 people) from Hormiguero are currently participating in the pilot program. At the beginning of the project, the three families received training and workshops on broiler chicken management including fattening chickens and properly caring for them to ensure […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Scholarship Student Deyling Motivated by Son to Finish her Studies

Deyling Samara, 20, is a Bridges to Community scholarship student from Sasle, Jinotega. She is in her second year of university in Jinotega studying languages and literature. She is also mother to an 8-month-old baby, Leder Emir. Deyling has always been a dedicated student and recognized by her teachers for her schoolwork. She was in […]