We are so very excited to announce our first project in Managua, Nicaragua this February as we partner with Project H.O.P.E.!!
We very much wanted our first project to be with the people, and for the people that inspired this journey. It was seeing the world through their eyes that made us realize what we needed to do, so we felt it only right to give back to them first. We find it very significant to start where it all began. (For more information on how The Big Picture Project all began, please CLICK HERE) Project H.O.P.E is a mission helping the individuals in the Matare Village and beyond. The individuals inhabiting the village had previously inhabited a village area near a lake. The lake flooded and wiped out everything they owned, yet they had no where else to go, so with plastic and tin they lived in meager conditions and were barely surviving. Project H.O.P.E. saw the need and made a difference, building slowly home after home. Providing a way for these people to lead a better way of life. What they have doesn’t seem like much to you and I, but a roof over their head and four walls means life to these people. It’s a home. Everyone deserves a place to call home.
* Since March of 1999, Project H.O.P.E. has built 1,096 homes in 32 communities around Nicaragua.
* Over 10 water wells have been drilled to ensure clean water to the people in the surrounding communities.
* Five schools have been constructed and four schools have received additional supplies, repairs and expansions.
* Every year over 9,000 people receive medical and dental care.
After seeing first hand what Project H.O.P.E. does for these people – we knew we wanted to partner with them. After months of emails and meetings, they put their faith in us that we would make our dreams become a reality. They saw our passion for the people in their village and believed we could help them to continue to provide for these people and others. We are so thankful that they’ve given us the opportunity to prove ourselves – and prove that people matter to other people regardless of the circumstances they were born unto. We hope that you will help us show these people living in these conditions that you care about them. That you know their life matters, and their story should be shared. We hope that you will open up your hearts to see what they DO have – in the big picture outweighs what they don’t have.
Come along with us on this journey!!! A journey of hope.
Over the next month, we will share some stories about some of the people living in this village and some of the things we experienced while there. We think you will understand why our hearts led us back to do more, and hopefully you will want to do more as well. The best way for you to experience the magnitude of hope that these people give you is to witness it first hand. To get perspective on life and real living you truly need to see it and to be in it. However, most people just cannot make this opportunity a reality. Kids, a mortgage, work, limited vacation time… there are so many obstacles that keep you from an experience such as this. Everyone knows that they “should”, but it’s hard to make that materialize. And thats where the Big Picture Project comes in. We are your lifeline to actually seeing and feeling the conditions, the lives, the people, the story. If you have the desire to be a part of something bigger – please join us by sponsoring a camera. This opportunity is going to be life changing – for you and for the individuals you’ll be helping. You will get a first hand look at this experience, you will be able to come with us on this adventure, you will get to meet someone in a third world country that will have an impact on your life… and you don’t even need to pack a bag. Please come along with us by sponsoring a camera today!