What’s Happening in Placer Bonito…..


La Guazara Irrigation System Inauguration

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We traveled to La Grazara to celebrate the inauguration of the irrigation system which is part of the La Guazara Agriculture Project for the farmers in that area.  We are praising God for the completion of this system which will be a significant economic boost to the community of La ... Continue


Sweat Hawg Teams – 2001 to 2022

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This video is a summary of the Sweat Hawg Team activities in our partnership with Food for the Hungry, Puello and Placer Bonito, Dominican Republic, from 2001 to 2022. https://vimeo.com/user6822851/sweathawgteams Continue


Food for the Hungry Tribute to the Sweat Hawgs

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Food for the Hungry created this video tribute to the Sweat Hawgs for their 22 years of partnerships with communities in the Frontier Zone of the Dominican Republic. https://vimeo.com/user6822851/fhtributetosweathawgs Continue


Sweat Hawgs Team 2022

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We just returned from our team farewell trip to Placer Bonito. The trip was a celebration of transformation and attached is a video of the trip.  This was our team farewell trip, however, it will be about 2 more years before FH graduates the community into sustainability.  Within the ... Continue


La Guazara Project Interview

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On a recent team visit to La Guazara, I had the opportunity to have a video conversation with Luis Sanchez, who is the Project Manager of the La Guazara Community Development Project. Luis discussed the specific design features of the irrigation system component of the Agriculture Project, which includes ... Continue


Mission Hope Interview

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This is a video interview with Jhonnatan Martinez, Country Director for Mission Hope, Dominican Republic. Jhonnatan will discuss the programs and objectives of Mission Hope in the communities around Hato Mayor. Mission Hope focuses in three major areas of transformation: 1) Equipping the local Church, 2) Protecting the ... Continue


Placer Bonito Community Center

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The Placer Bonito community center is a multipurpose building with a community meeting room and an early education center for children. The community meets regularly to discuss issues of community interest. The youth of the community uses this community center to learn to play musical instruments and the community holds religious meetings where ... Continue


Placer Bonito Impact

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Victor Minyetty, FH Border Zone Coordinator, provides a summary of the impacts seen by the beneficiaries of the Agriculture Project in Placer Bonito. Continue


Sweat Hawgs Team, April 2019

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We had a combined Construction and Medical team going to Placer Bonito in April 2019. To meet our objective of community sustainability, the primary focus of the Construction Team was training for a group of community members who will take responsibility for construction projects around the community.  The Medical Team held ... Continue


Hope Realized

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Hope Realized from Jefehawg on Vimeo. Alleviating poverty is complex and time consuming.  It is not as simple as giving someone money or some other resource because that just increases a person’s consumption and poverty. The real heart of alleviating poverty is overcoming the “poverty of thinking”.   And the two most important ... Continue