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2019 Update on CHE Leaders Dania Jimenez and Jose Luis Jimenez

CHE ministry in a new community may begin with the general community, a church, or with a family. In the Jicaro, Nueva Segovia communities the Jimenez family have been key in the development of a ministry that:

Has impacted 6 communities

Has 300 children in discipleship classes

500 women working in CHE

100 women have their own businesses as a result of CHE training

30 men are making hammocks (thanks to classes through CHE)

Communities have successfully worked on community projects, such as:

A well

A school

Latrines

Ovens

Efficient Wood Stoves

Scholarships

Child feeding stations, which include scholastic support

We can say truthfully that God uses families in the transformation of their communities.

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The Jimenez family includes the 2 CHE Area leaders: brother and sister, Jose Luis (wearing blue) and Dania (in pink). God has given them the strength to face difficulties, as well as love and patience in their work.

Their mother, Lila, Mama Lila to all of us, and their father, Don Tulio, have welcomed CHE trainers from other part of the country, and accommodated everyone at, what must have been, considerable inconvenience. Tania, their younger sister, participates in CHE trainings, and helps her mother produce delicious meals to be consumed on their wide, shady porch.

Masiel, in red, is a capable young farmer, often to be seen bringing the cows home. The family has farmed there for over 50 years, always planting corn and beans. This year, the bean crop did very poorly, so Masiel decided to try tomatoes, with seeds provided by ECHO in Florida. (echo.org) So far, the plants are doing well, so we ask God to provide a bountiful harvest.

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Featured Community Nueva Sogivia

CHE at work in Nueva Sogivia

We are proud to introduce you to the CHE community of Nueva Sogivia.  We have watched the community transform and prosper and here are some of our most recent stories.

Group with water project.jpgThe Well Project
The Jicaro area has bad water.  This well project was the result of a colaboration between the community, a church in the US, and the mayor’s office – which was co-ordinated by the CHE group.

Focused on Prevention
This  photo shows the Dr Romero exercise at a Vision seminar:  Participants decide where an illness/condition can best be treated – in the community, in the clinic, or the hospital.  In the photo you can clearly see that most of the common diseases can be treated in the community.  Or better yet, prevented in the community.  Remember, CHE emphasizes prevention.

Women in the Community
Women are using their newly learned craft skills:  they are selling bags and purses in the universities in Ocotal.  Women are starting baking businesses, or incorporating new products into an existing business.

New Ways to Thrive
Men in Pie de Cuesta have learned to make hammocks sponsored by The CHE Association team.  One of the concerns that emerged from the CHE committee training’s is the economic difficulties families face in the time after the crops are planted.  These men are using that waiting time to make hammocks.  They are also making more elaborate hammocks to appeal to tourists or visitors.