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"Sympathy is no substitute for action" - David Livingstone

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We are a UK based charity with a Christian ethos. We have been working amongst poor and marginalised communities in Nicaragua since we were founded by Mike Cole in 1996.

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Since then, many volunteers have caught the same vision to help a country that is regularly affected by natural disasters, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides and remains one of the neediest in the Western Hemisphere.

Recent and Upcoming Events

9th June 2018 - Thanks to all who supported the Open Garden event. Particular thanks to the hosts who presented such a wonderful and interesting garden. We were also able to meet with several interesting contacts offering support with future projects.

10th July 2018 - Summer team departure for 2 or 3 weeks. **Cancelled due to problems in Nicaragua - Read more.**

6th October 2018 - Ladies Fashion Show, Gorsley Baptist Church. Tickets available from admin@peaceandhope.org.uk.

13th October 2018 - Autumn Gathering. Gorsley Baptist Church Herefordshire HR9 7SE. 11:30am - 4:00pm including light lunch.

Education and health are our main priorities, but there are many facets to our work.

humanitarian aid

Our recycling program collects surplus equipment and ships it to Nicaragua several times a year, where it is greatly valued. Priorities are medical equipment and supplies for hospitals and clinics, school furniture and vocational equipment. Read more...

community building

We support vocational centres and community projects. Volunteers share their love and their talents by working with local churches, women’s and children’s groups to teach vocational skills or help with feeding programmes. Read more...

medical and dental

Working in remote and impoverished communities where very little medical care is available, volunteer dentist and medical professionals relieve acute pain and support local services. Read more...

construction

Our aim is to work with and for the local people to provide communal facilities – schools, clinics, vocational centres, laundries, showers and toilets. Our programme is implemented by teams of volunteers from the UK and around the world. Read more...

"Faith without works is dead" - These gospel words of James underline our calling to reach those not served by others in Nicaragua, and to demonstrate God's love in action.

Volunteers for the Trust's construction projects in Nicaragua are drawn mainly, though not exclusively, from our key support base of church communities around the UK, particularly in Gloucestershire, Guernsey and the North East of England.

We form natural partnerships with local churches in Nicaragua. This allows us to enjoy great fellowship and worship with our Nicaraguan friends, and also helps with logistical arrangements.

We receive many requests for help, and working in co-operation with local authorities, we prioritise building and other projects only on the basis of need, feasibility and sustainability.

We are stewards of the money that supporters donate, and all projects must demonstrate a tangible benefit to the community, and good value for money.

There are many ways you can help to make a difference in the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. Here are just a few...

Donate

One-off gifts, regular donations and legacy gifts are all very welcome. The money you give supports the on-going work of the Trust and provides a lifeline for the poor and isolated people we serve. Click here to Donate!

Also, please consider supporting our work by signing up to Easy Fund Raising. Each time you make a purchase through selected stores, we receive a small donation at no extra cost to you! Click here to sign up.

Volunteer some time

Help us to source desperately needed equipment to ship to Nicaragua. Volunteers are needed at the warehouse in Linton when it’s time to pack the shipping containers, and we also need people to help out in our charity shop in Ross-On-Wye.

Pray

Support our teams and our work in prayer. Sign up to our newsletter and receive regular prayer points covering all our activities.

Get involved in Nicaragua

Get your hands dirty! Whatever your age, you could make a valuable contribution as a team member on one of our construction projects in Nicaragua. The Caribbean coast of Nicaragua is particularly lacking in basic infrastructure, so join one of our teams and help build or renovate schools, clinics and vocational centres that will help lift people out of poverty. No specialist building skills are required, though they are useful!