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Pontis Fund Drive

building enterprise small farms and small farm enterprises
- a special bulletin from Nicaragua
Times are tough in Nicaragua with unrest causing severe economic and social issues.  But your commitment to farm training helps people grow through hard times.  Ernesto Martinez is busy in the field working with the five Pontis technicians to continue to train poor families to be self sufficient.  Your donation makes tough times survivable for the very poor.  Please help us continue.
 
Help Us Finish 2018 with a Strong Start for 2019 
 
I (Leck) was a half-miler in high school. Now it’s 800 meters instead of 880 yards and it’s called a dash. Then it was considered middle distance. My fastest time was 2:00.05. I was told that it stood as a school record for about 10 years. 
 
I wasn’t the fastest guy on the track, but I had some of the best tactics. Among the most critical skills were knowing things like when to preserve your energy, when to pass, when to hold someone off from passing you, and when to start your final kick. For me that was just as I started into the final turn toward the home stretch. 
 
Pontis has entered the final turn on 2018. It's been a tough year with all of the unrest down here but I am back in Nicaragua and the Pontis team is using your support to bring prosperity to poor farm families.  To continue our work we need to raise $30,000 to get going in 2019. 
 
Here’s what your gift will help us do:
  1. Pay our last $1,500 on the land at The Pontis Demonstration and Experimental Farm in Veracruz.
  2. Continue to supply the needs of poor farmers on the island of Ometepe and in the mountains of Matagalpa for technical assistance and sustainable education. 
  3. Begin drilling wells on the farms of our students and producers providing them with a third growing season per year, an opportunity to increase production by roughly 50%.
  4. Begin importation of WISErganic, a fertilizer and soil amendment product made from grocery store waste in the US. Pontis thoroughly tested WISErg in 2018 and has proven its beneficial capabilities on a variety of crops and in a variety of climates and soils. Our producers are eager to treat their crops next year and to begin to establish a full-blown distributorship of the product in Nicaragua, also providing jobs for our associates and trainees.
  5. Move forward with our business development work, providing needed products to our producers and solid jobs for our most capable trainees.
  6. Continue expansion of the work in the mountains and on the island in 2019.
Donate to Pontis Finish Strong GoFundMe Campaign
 
You can always donate the regular ways as well 
 
The button below goes to our Paypal where you can donate by credit card or Paypal.  You can also mail donations to:

Pontis
PO Box 136368
Fort Worth, TX  76136
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"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and “you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”                    Jesus Christ, Matt 11:28-29
 
Pontis Nicaragua is a non-profit providing sustainable small farm education for the very poor in Nicaragua. Pontis Nicaragua is part of Pontis Inc., a multi-faceted non-profit focusing on the poor in rural Latin America.  Pontis Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. 

For more information contact our Director of Engagement, Brad Allen:  bradkentallen@gmail.com
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