Tag: Las Peñitas

Huge Global Builders team bound for Peru has 65 volunteers from Mennonite church in Canada

Huge Global Builders team bound for Peru has 65 volunteers from Mennonite church in Canada

(Photo: Countryside Mennonite Church — located near Waterloo, Ontario, Canada — sent 68 volunteers to work in Nicaragua in February 2014, a trip that put the Fuller Center Global Builders program over the 2,000-volunteer mark. On Feb. 15, a 65-volunteer team will leave on a Global Builders trip to work with us in La Florida, […]

Our Fuller Center kids are growing up — and that’s what it’s all about

Our Fuller Center kids are growing up — and that’s what it’s all about

(Photo: We met Cindy and Manuel, above, during our first exploratory visit to Nicaragua. They captured our hearts, and their family would become the first to move from a shack to a new Fuller Center home in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua.) Often when we think of a house, we picture walls, a roof, windows, doors and […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers further improve school in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers further improve school in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua

While on a Fuller Center Global Builders trip to Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, in late 2015, Rick White visited the Miracle of God Preschool. He found beautiful kids, dedicated teachers and woefully inadequate facilities. He resolved to do something about it. He launched a fundraiser to pay for the addition of walls, safe electricity and running […]

Volunteer writes of ‘gestaltism’ and ‘unending gratitude’ after Nicaragua trip

Volunteer writes of ‘gestaltism’ and ‘unending gratitude’ after Nicaragua trip

Roughly two weeks ago, 12 Americans, a Canadian, and a Brit arrived in a new country.  They represented different religions, world views, and occupations.  With ages spanning a range of 60 years, they would converge on a little-known village in Nicaragua called Las Peñitas.  Just over a week later, both the village and the 14 […]

Preschool children in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, see facilities get needed improvements

Preschool children in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, see facilities get needed improvements

The Fuller Center for Housing’s work has transformed lives in the Pacific fishing village of Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, through the construction of dozens of simple, decent homes. Thanks to The Fuller Center’s generous donors and many Global Builders volunteers, the local leadership on the ground expects to hit the 100-homes mark in Las Peñitas before […]

Volunteer Quell Jenkins inspires others with faith, service and perseverance

Volunteer Quell Jenkins inspires others with faith, service and perseverance

Making your way around the streets of Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, is no easy task, and it only gets more difficult as you walk up the rocky, washed-out dirt paths into the fishing village where Fuller Center for Housing volunteers are helping hard-working families build simple, decent homes. As hard as it is for volunteers to […]