Happy Mother’s Day 3: Nela, Community Leader, Erika López, Scholarship Student & Dinabia Medina, House Beneficiary & Community Leader

Happy Mother’s Day 2018! In Honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing stories of amazing mothers impacted by Bridges! Angela Rosa Vegas Urbina, “Nela”, 35 years old, Community Leader, Comején 1, Masaya Doña Nela is a mother to three children, a 20-year-old daughter, a 9-year-old son, and a 3-year-old son. She had her first child […]

Happy Mother’s Day 2: Alba Díaz, Scholarship Student, Maura Obregón, Efficient Stove Beneficiary & Miguela Encarnación, House Beneficiary & Community Leader

Happy Mother’s Day 2018! In Honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing stories of amazing mothers impacted by Bridges! Alba Karina Díaz, 24 years old, Scholarship Student, El Mojón, Jinotega Alba Karina Díaz is a young woman from the community of El Mojón, Jinotega. Since her husband and the father of her children passed away […]

Happy Mother’s Day 1: Esmilse Edy Quintanilla Gutierrez, House & Latrine Beneficiary

Happy Mother’s Day 2018! In Honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing stories of amazing mothers impacted by Bridges! Esmilse Edy Quintanilla Gutierrez, 38 years old, House & Latrine Beneficiary, Piedra Menuda, Nindirí, Nicaragua Esmilse, a single mother to three children, has struggled to provide a good life for her children. She married the father […]

Travel Update – Nicaragua – May 1, 2018

In the past 2 weeks there have been several peaceful marches in Nicaragua that were largely attended. Protests and subsequent marches occurred after changes in social security provisions were announced by the government. On Sunday, April 22nd the government rescinded the new provisions and opened dialogue with different sectors parties. Our first priority is to ensure […]

Volunteer Highlight: Liz Keeffe, a Lifelong Impact & Career Path Redirected

“I did not have a strong sense of what I wanted to do and after my first trip to Nicaragua I suddenly did. I suddenly felt really, really passionate about something”. Liz Keeffe was 16 when she went on her first Bridges trip. As a member of Bedford Presbyterian Church, she had heard the experiences […]

International Women’s Day: Impressive Women of Bridges

In honor of International’s Women’s Day, we are sharing stories of some of the amazing women of Bridges to Community.  Katie Viscardi, Bridges Volunteer Originally from Hazlet, New Jersey, Katie took her first Bridges trip over Spring Break in 2013. Her uncle had been taking students on trips to Nicaragua for years, and, after each […]

Health Program Highlight: The Lahn Medical Brigade

Doctor and Bridges Board Member, Michael Lahn, and 4 fellow medical professionals took off for Siuna, Nicaragua in mid-November. Knowing that many people travel on foot for hours to reach the health post in Hormiguero where the medical brigades are typically stationed, Dr. Lahn decided instead to travel into the remote communities to assess and […]

Welcome Caroline Loftus!

Dear Friends, The Board of Bridges to Community is delighted to announce the hiring of Caroline Loftus as Interim Executive Director, following the departure of our former Executive Director John Hannan. Caroline comes to us with many years of increasingly responsible positions in the international humanitarian and development world. Most of her career has been […]

The Ripple Effect of Building 1 House

Our Nicaraguan Housing Model: Housing is the first step toward making a family safe and healthy. Doors and windows that lock keep belongings safe so that all family members can go to work or school. Bridges helps secure land titles for owners and constructs more than 60 sturdy cinderblock homes per year. Housing beneficiaries pay […]