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Veronica Arauz- Homes For Good

Veronica Arauz- Homes For Good

Verónica Arauz has been a brigadista in Los Robles, Nicaragua since 2014. In addition to being a health promoter, Veronica cooks regularly for our Food For Good program and has won the hearts of the food insecure elders she delivers to. She and her husband Luis act as...

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Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy! Thank you all for a wonderful week in the Dominican Republic. We worked with health promoters and community leaders in Constanza to visit over 40 patients recovering from strokes, brain injury, and trauma....

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April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Program Pieces Continued  2022 Music Series  Caring with Crypto Program Pieces is a series that dives into the origin stories of our programs, recognizes the incredible people we have met on our 15-year journey, and shares exciting news about what's...

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Songs For Good 2022

Songs For Good 2022

Save the date and join us in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28th for our first Songs For Good music series event of 2022.  Who? The Comunidad Connect Band Tommy Somerville - keys/sax Trey Wright guitar Chris Enghauser -bass Seth Hendershot/ drums   Where? Red Light Cafe in...

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Enterprise Origin Story

Enterprise Origin Story

Our enterprise initiatives begin with a woman named Angela Alaniz, her son, Becker, and her nephew, Angel. It was mid 2021 and the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua was still feeling the aftermath of the 2018 socio-economic crisis. Unemployment was at a record high...

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Approach and Aspirations: Grow For Good 

Approach and Aspirations: Grow For Good 

In 2020, we issued loans to two families led by Deisy Gonzalez and Elizabeth Castro, to plant and harvest corn. We observed and learned a lot during this first phase of Grow For Good. It became increasingly obvious that the local market does not reliably offer fair...

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Approach & Aspirations – Food For Good

Approach & Aspirations – Food For Good

Goal 2 of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals is to “end hunger by achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture”. Our “Food For Good'' program directly addresses food security by providing nourishment to those who...

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Food Security Origin Story 

Food Security Origin Story 

In 2018, a socio-economic crisis in Nicaragua caused the national economy to collapse. Comunidad Connect’s field staff realized that many elderly residents were only eating once a day. In response, CC began distributing meals to the most vulnerable people in Los...

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Meet our entrepreneurs 

Meet our entrepreneurs 

Angela & Gema Alaniz (Bakery)Jaime Ramos (Mobile convenience store)Fatima & Dabeyda (Sewing Business)Becker & Angel (Chicken and Egg Business)

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Youth Development- Approach and Aspirations

Youth Development- Approach and Aspirations

San Juan del Sur Sports Park 2018San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is an international tourist destination nestled in a cove on the southwest pacific coast. With tourism comes new avenues for economic development. However, there are negative social and environmental impacts...

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Youth Sports – Origin Story

Youth Sports – Origin Story

Sport Park cira 2006Jon Thompson first visited San Juan del Sur in 1998 while on a 6-month road trip through Central America with two friends. The traveling trio had just spent 2 months in Mexico and 2 months in Guatemala. Jon had grown fond of surfing but enjoyed...

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Homes For Good- Virginia Chavarria

Homes For Good- Virginia Chavarria

Virginia and Uriel Virginia Chavarria is a joyful and optimistic 71-year-old woman who has been a Brigadista in the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua for over 15 years. She is a partner of Comunidad Connect and a leader in her community, always available and willing...

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Homes For Good- Josefa Tinoco

Homes For Good- Josefa Tinoco

Yarisleidy, Frania, Josefa, JoseJosefa Tinoco, 36, is humble and quiet. She lives with her husband, Jose and teenage daughter, Frania, in Los Robles, Nicaragua. For years the Tinoco Family has volunteered countless hours  on community projects that help support their...

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February 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Program Pieces Academic Conference  Community Snapshot Together For Health Patient Updates Set Up Google Alerts For More News Program Pieces is a new series that takes you behind the scenes of Comunidad Connect. We dive into our origin story, recognize...

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Meet Homeowners

Meet Homeowners

We have met incredible people through the Homes For Good program who have persisted and overcome insurmountable challenges in their lives. Here are some of their...

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Housing: Origin Story

Housing: Origin Story

It is easy to recognize the severe shortage of adequate housing in rural Nicaragua. Makeshift roofs of salvaged plastic tarps cover dirt floors. Bathrooms consist of holes in the ground and showers are often taken in the open air with a bucket of water. In 2014, a...

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Housing: Approach & Aspirations

Housing: Approach & Aspirations

Yarisleidy Cortez working with community mason, Guadalupe GadeaYarisleidy Cortez is our Director of Community Development and spends a lot of time in Los Robles, Nicaragua (pop. 2,100). When we started building homes, the interest and demand from the community of...

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Brigadistas

Brigadistas

The brigadistas are a group of volunteers who selflessly give their time and energy to promote health initiatives among the 10 sectors of Los Robles. Over the years we have introduced and spotlighted several of these community leaders. See below for a collection of...

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Approach & Aspirations: Community Health

Approach & Aspirations: Community Health

The Los Robles clinic is a primary care center that conducts over 3,000 consultations a year. 95% of the patients are women and children seeking assistance with common ailments like diarrhea and upper respiratory infections, as well as pre-and post-natal checkups by...

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Approach & Aspirations: Specialized Healthcare

Approach & Aspirations: Specialized Healthcare

There are some patient cases that are beyond the means of the Los Robles clinic and the brigadistas. As patients living with special medical needs are identified, the CC nurse reviews the case with program staff to determine the severity of the situation and how CC...

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Veronica Arauz- Homes For Good

Verónica Arauz has been a brigadista in Los Robles, Nicaragua since 2014. In addition to being a health promoter, Veronica cooks regularly for our Food For Good program and has won the hearts of the food insecure elders she delivers to. She and her husband Luis act as...

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy! Thank you all for a wonderful week in the Dominican Republic. We worked with health promoters and community leaders in Constanza to visit over 40 patients recovering from strokes, brain injury, and trauma....

April 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Program Pieces Continued  2022 Music Series  Caring with Crypto Program Pieces is a series that dives into the origin stories of our programs, recognizes the incredible people we have met on our 15-year journey, and shares exciting news about what's...

Songs For Good 2022

Save the date and join us in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28th for our first Songs For Good music series event of 2022.  Who? The Comunidad Connect Band Tommy Somerville - keys/sax Trey Wright guitar Chris Enghauser -bass Seth Hendershot/ drums   Where? Red Light Cafe in...

Enterprise Origin Story

Our enterprise initiatives begin with a woman named Angela Alaniz, her son, Becker, and her nephew, Angel. It was mid 2021 and the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua was still feeling the aftermath of the 2018 socio-economic crisis. Unemployment was at a record high...

Approach and Aspirations: Grow For Good 

In 2020, we issued loans to two families led by Deisy Gonzalez and Elizabeth Castro, to plant and harvest corn. We observed and learned a lot during this first phase of Grow For Good. It became increasingly obvious that the local market does not reliably offer fair...

Approach & Aspirations – Food For Good

Goal 2 of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals is to “end hunger by achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture”. Our “Food For Good'' program directly addresses food security by providing nourishment to those who...

Food Security Origin Story 

In 2018, a socio-economic crisis in Nicaragua caused the national economy to collapse. Comunidad Connect’s field staff realized that many elderly residents were only eating once a day. In response, CC began distributing meals to the most vulnerable people in Los...

Meet our entrepreneurs 

Angela & Gema Alaniz (Bakery)Jaime Ramos (Mobile convenience store)Fatima & Dabeyda (Sewing Business)Becker & Angel (Chicken and Egg Business)
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