Living Out Justice
Partnering with the Poor
Building Lives & Sustainable Communities in Nicaragua
by Sarah Junkin Woodard
An event hosted by the Athens Quaker Meeting and Casa de Amistad
Tuesday, April 26th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
At the Casa de Amistad office located at 1685 Commerce Rd.
Sarah Junkin Woodard comes to Athens from the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA), the Nicaraguan project of the non-profit, faith-based organization, the Jubilee House Community (JHC). Before moving to Nicaragua in 1994, the JHC operated shelters for the homeless and battered women in Statesville, NC. Ministering in Nicaragua since then, the CDCA seeks to respond to human needs created by poverty in a nation where 45% of the population lives on less than $1.00/day, the second poorest in the western hemisphere. The CDCA focuses on justice now, working towards freedom from poverty, helping communities become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities, specifically in the areas of sustainable economic development, organic agriculture, appropriate technology, education and health care. Sara says, “The CDCA has been called to work with, and speak on behalf of, the poor in our area of Nicaragua, and to share their lives and stories with folks in the U.S., to bridge the gap between us and our neighbors.”
Tax-deductible donations and proceeds from craft sales to to the operating expenses of the project.