Entries by Emily

CEPAD’s Crisis Response Training

Our new communications volunteer, Nicole, shares her experience of attending crisis response trainings with CEPAD staff.  I was able to attend the crisis response trainings that took place in the regions of Teusteppe and Nueva Guinnea a few weeks ago. It was my first time traveling to other CEPAD offices, visiting rural communities, and speaking […]

Meet Our Volunteers: Nicole Opgenorth

One of our newest volunteers, Nicole Opgenorth, arrived in Managua a few weeks ago and will be spending 2019 in Nicaragua working with CEPAD. She is from Michigan and recently graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, with degrees in public relations and Spanish. Nicole will be supporting CEPAD’s delegations and communications departments. She […]

Meet our Volunteers: Millie Rose

Millie Rose has been working with CEPAD for the past four months during her gap year before she returns to England to attend Portsmoth University to study international development. She has worked with the volunteer office visiting many of CEPAD’s partner communities and attending trainings. Millie first visited Nicaragua in 2015 for two weeks to […]

Mirna’s Story

This Christmas I want to invite you into a special place, the home of Mirna Espinoza. I want you to come and sit at her table and listen to her story. As you step into Mirna’s house you will see dirt floors, a curtain covering a doorway where the whole family sleeps and a makeshift […]

#ForSuchATime Campaign

CEPAD partners Episcopal Relief & Development are inviting the faith community to “pray, fast and act to fight hunger and poverty around the world” through their #ForSuchATime movement. They write about CEPAD’s successful agriculture program to break cycles of hunger and poverty in rural Nicaraguan villages. We appreciate their partnership and how they share our […]

Amos Trust Shares About Their Nicaragua Trip

Amos Trust, one of our partners, shares about a recent trip to Nicaragua where they visited Teustepe, a village they support through CEPAD, and how they see God working there. We are thankful for their partnership and commitment to CEPAD. Read their article here.

Impact of Nicaragua’s Crisis on CEPAD’s Campaign

As you may have read in the news or on CEPAD’s website, (you can see CEPAD’s posts here for background), Nicaragua has been in crisis since April, 2018. This has been a challenge to every organization in the country but thanks to the generosity of our donors we have been able to continue work and […]