Change and a Chance in El Campo

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By Kendra Langdon Juskus and Jennifer Ruppelt Flourish magazine, Spring 2011 It’s the golden time of day. We’ve had lunch, and while we ate a brief rain shower dappled the countryside—el campo here in Nicaragua. Now, as we drive … [Read more...]

An Education: A Costa Rican Community Learns What Helps and What Hurts in the Wake of Disaster

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By Tim Høiland Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   The small, quiet town of San Rafael sits amidst passing clouds on the slopes of Volcán Barva in the heart of Costa Rica. The confluence of two strong air currents—one rising from the … [Read more...]

Conserving Soil and Building Economies in Haiti

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Rusty Pritchard Working hard to keep my balance, I followed a barefoot 60-year-old Haitian farmer up a mountain … [Read more...]

Lent in Haiti: A First-Hand Account of Hope after Devastation

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by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Joanna Pritchard is a Flourish staff writer, community health advocate and mother of three in Atlanta, … [Read more...]

Under the Rubble: Haiti is Not “Done”

By Scott Sabin Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   The earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th was unimaginably devastating, killing as many as 200,000 people, utterly destroying Haiti’s fragile infrastructure, and demolishing some of its … [Read more...]