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Here are previous editions of our ProNica News from Nicaragua. You will read stories straight from Nicaragua, see pictures about some of the latest progress being made, and find out just how your donations are being utilized.

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End of Year Report - 2017

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ProNica Restructures Nicaraguan Operations

ProNica’s Transformation

Meet El Porvenir

Meet Rebecca

Nicas Touch the Heart

New Board Members

Meet Kurt

Meet Maureen

End of Year Report - 2016


annual-report-december 2016annual-report-pronica-thumbnailEnd of Year Report – 2016

Year-End Report from In-Country Director by Bambi Griffin

ProNica Project Partners
Martin Centeno Community
Casa Del Nino
Rio Blanco
Alternatives to Violence Program

Partners in Culture & Literacy
Esteli Library
Library of Achuapa
Casa Materna
Los Quinchos
Achualinca Women’s Center
El Limon

September 2016


Transformative Moment by Maggie Kurnyta, student, The College of New Jersey
Farewell from our Executive Director by Melissa Ajabshir
Maternal Age as High-risk Factor in Rural Nicaragua by Kitty Madden, volunteer social worker, Casa Materna MAJ
Los Quinchos 26th Anniversary Celebration by Bambi Griffin, program director, ProNica
Gaining la Confianza (the Confidence) at Los Quinchos by Maria Padron, summer intern, Haverford College
Moorestown Friends School Student Explores Solidarity Through Service by Kirstin McKeown, high school student, Moorestown Friends School
Volunteer Health Promoters Foster Holistic Care in their Communities by Nahara L. Saballos, long-term volunteer, Haverford College

June 2016


Gender Equality in the Martin Centeno Community   by Melissa Ajabshire, Executive Director

Doña Panchita’s Kindness   by Bambi Griffin, ProNica Program Director

A Journey of Healing & Renewal with ProNica Project Partners  by  Bette Hoover, Baltimore Yearly Meeting & Just Peace Circles, Inc.

Moorestown Friends School Students & Casa Niño Art School  by Andrea Robinson, Moorestown Friends School Science Teacher

A Moment at Los Quinchos Spars a New Sense of Global Interconnectedness  by  Skylar McClane, Moorestown Friends School Student

150 Students Celebrate International Book Day at the Estelí Library  by  Bambi Griffin, ProNica Program Director

Farewell to Milton García  by Melissa Ajabshire, ProNica Executive Director

Welcome Marjourie Gutiérrez  by Marjourie Gutiérrez, ProNica Program Assistant

March 2016


Breaking Free from Domestic Violence in Rio Blanco      by Ramón Sepúlveda

Ada & Ramón Step Down as ProNica Co-Program Directors     by Melissa Ajabshir

Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman Celebrates 25 Years!      by Kitty Madden

Greetings from Bambi Griffin, ProNica’s New Program Director     by Bambi Griffin

How to tell the Story of Acahualt from the Perspective of Privilege?      by Bonnie Watkins

At Casa del Niño, We’re Striving to Make the Arts Accessible to All      by Rosario González García

December 2015


Letter from our Executive Director

September 2015


La Belleza: Merari’s Story Behind the Scenes

June 2015


Honoring a Life Committed to Peace & Solidarity

March 2015


Why keep returning to Nicaragua?

December 2014


Impacting Social & Educational Change Together

September 2014

201409newsletter Special Letter of Thanks to ProNica from Women Farmers of Rio Blanco

June 2014


Acahualt’s Work is Severely Hindred with Loss of Primary Funder

June 2013


Reflections on War and Mothers

March 2013


Discover what “Karuna” really means.

December 2012


Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2011-2012

September 2012


Bidding a Fond Farewell to ProNica. ~Lillian Hall

June 2012


Back Home, Delegations Transform Lives

March 2012


Leaders in their Communities

December 2011


Nicaragua Annual Report 2011

September 2011


Sowing Seeds of Goodness and Friendship

June 2011


Women’s Health Outreach

March 2011


A New Lease on Life … thanks to ProNica

September 2010


Achuapa Library

June 2010


Introducing the Martin Centeno Cooperative in Rio Blanco

March 2010


Phenomenal Comparisons

December 2009


Annual Report 2009

September 2009


What brings you here?

June 2009



March 2009


Children Lose Lunch Program Funding

December 2008


Annual Report 2008

September 2008


Still Many Questions

June 2008

200806newsletter New Library

December 2007


Community Health Care Still a Priority

September 2007


Life after Loss

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