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Happy Father’s Day: Bridges Brings Hope to Nicaraguan Fathers

Diter Alberto Cano, Comején, Masaya Diter Alberto Cano is a 46-year-old father to three boys, Jose Daniel (16 years old), Sammy Josue (11 years old), and Eryin Adonis (9 years old). He and his family live in Comején, Masaya, Nicaragua and are Bridges house beneficiaries; they worked together with Bridges and the Winter Business Professionals […]

Happy Father’s Day: BTC Masons are Wonderful Fathers & Role Models

All of Bridges to Community’s masons are known for being exemplary fathers. As most have been working for Bridges for years upon years, Bridges staff, community members, and volunteers alike respect them and the hard, sometimes backbreaking work they do to provide for their families and especially their children. Wilmer Gonzalez, better known as Taz, […]

Happy Fathers’ Day: Supporting Fathers in the Dominican Republic

Bartoló Gomez de Oleo, Derrumbadero Bartoló Gomez de Oleo, 60 years old, lives in the community of Derrumbadero, Dominican Republic and works in agriculture. He has raised 10 children and 12 grandchildren in his lifetime, acting as the father to all of them. Bartoló is “known as the model father, and his family the model […]

Joel Montero, DR Youth Center Student

Joel Montero, age 13, 6th grade, Derrumbadero, Dominican Republic Joel Montero is from the community of Derrumbadero and is one of the many youth benefitting from the youth center built by BTC in the community.  Joel is the 4th youngest of 5 children. His father died when he was young, and soon after his mother […]

Reforestation Highlight: Collaboration with DHL Express

On Saturday May 5, 2018 DHL Express collaborated with Bridges to Community to plant 500 fruit trees in San Joaquin as part of their Corporate Responsibility Program for Earth Day. The collaboration represents an expansion of Bridges’ larger San Joaquin Reforestation Project. On the day of the event, 50 DHL Express volunteers, as well as Bridges […]

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 […]