Author: Salpicardeverde

May 8, 2019 Salpicardeverde

MATAGALPA: The Pontis Nicaragua 2018 Annual Report details the best year ever for Pontis supporters and the team in Nicaragua.  Despite instability in Nicaragua, the leadership team and field technicians grew the training program, graduated more students, and helped more families out of poverty.  Learn more: Read the executive summary here: 2018 Executive Summary Read the…

October 13, 2018 Salpicardeverde

Managua:  Although Nicaragua has been in unrest with international travel and almost all tourism coming to a halt, Pontis Executive Director Leck Heflin continues to be in country committed to continuing the Pontis mission of providing sustainable farm education to the very poor. Leck keeps a smile on his face coming through customs on his…

July 20, 2018 Salpicardeverde

Managua:  In April of this year a series of protests started in Nicaragua against the government.  Since that time hundreds have died and much of the country’s economy has come to a slowdown.  This has caused a series of challenges to the Pontis team. Please pray for the people of Nicaragua, the Pontis team, and…

April 17, 2018 Salpicardeverde

Ometepe Training Center:  Farming is best learned outdoors and Pontis training is mostly hands on.  These five students in Ometepe are learning to produce an organic fungicide under the careful direction of new Pontis technicians Omar and David (not in photo).

March 5, 2018 Salpicardeverde

SIEMPRE VIVA:  With four  technicians working in the field, Pontis started a new class at Siempre Viva.  This small community is north of El Tuma near Nueva Esperanza. Fifteen additional students are now studying sustainable agriculture and building enterprise farms.

January 23, 2018 Salpicardeverde

VERACRUZ DEMO FARM:  Pontis is pleased to announce a new partnership with WISErg (wiserg.com) to develop organic fertilizer distribution businesses within the farming communities.  WISErg produces a liquid organic fertilizer and nutritional soil amendment using food scraps from restaurants and grocery stores as raw material. The partnership will start with a test program to evaluate…

January 18, 2018 Salpicardeverde

MATAGALPA:  Pontis is very pleased to announce that five students graduated from the Pontis Technician training course and received their certificates to become Pontis Field Technicians.  Their certificates are a result of a demanding year-long course in sustainable agriculture and how to work with farm families. In their new roles as Pontis team members Omar,…

November 9, 2017 Salpicardeverde

MATAGALPA:  Pontis is pleased to announce the purchase of a well drilling rig.  In this photo, Leck Heflin closes the deal with Farrell Burton, Director of the Hope Project in Nicaragua. Leck Heflin said about the drill project, “Our Well, Water, and Irrigation program is key to expanding farmers’ options to grow throughout the year….

October 10, 2017 Salpicardeverde

OMETEPE: Last week tropical storm Nate pounded Nicaragua with significant damage to crops throughout the region. Pontis farmers saw up to 30% of their plantain trees blown over and ruined. But tropical storms are part of farming in Latin America and Pontis Sustainable Agriculture addresses how an enterprise farm business stays strong through tough times. Teaching farmers…

August 4, 2017 Salpicardeverde

MANAGUA:  It may look like a boring letter but this is the official notification that Pontis is a registered NGO in Nicaragua.  It’s a BIG DAY for Pontis.  As the Pontis mission and team grow, it is necessary to be fully registered with the Nicaraguan government.  The process took over a year to accomplish. Registration…