Thank you from CEPAD staff!

#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 work! You can read their article here on CEPAD’s work and learn more about how you can involved in their campaign.

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.

El 19 Digital Celebrates CEPAD’s 45th Anniversary

El 19 Digital, a Nicaraguan news outlet, reports on CEPAD’s 45th anniversary. They share how CEPAD impacts rural villages, how we were formed, and how we hope to continue. You can read their full article here.

Episcopal Relief & Development Share CEPAD’s Work

One of our partners, Episcopal Relief & Development, shares how CEPAD works with local farmers to improve agricultural practices. We are very thankful for their partnership! Check out their article and video here.

U2’s Bono Endorses CEPAD

Bono and his wife, Ali, (to his left), at the Greenbelt Arts Festival in 1987 listening to Gustavo Parajón speak.

We are so pleased and honored to share some news of amazing support that we have recently received from the band U2.

CEPAD’s founder, Gustavo Parajón, was a very humble man who quietly developed friendships with many influential  people around the world. He almost never shared about these relationships outside of his own family.

Dr. Parajón became connected with the band U2 in the late 1980’s after meeting lead singer Bono at a concert by Bruce Cockburn at the Greenbelt Arts Festival in England. Bono and his wife Ali had visited Nicaragua and Central America in the mid-1980’s and some of the songs on their album, The Joshua Tree, were inspired by that visit.

During  2017, U2 has been on a 30th anniversary tour of the Joshua Tree album and chose CEPAD to be listed in the tour program as an organization the band supports. This is truly a great honor for CEPAD and we are so grateful to be recognized in this way.