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In March 2015 Open Hands began operating savings groups in Guatemala, a partnership between Open Hands and Mennonite Air Missions. We are beginning with savings groups in the Quiche and the
Oratorio areas.

The Open Hands program in Mexico started in April 2015 in partnership with DestiNATIONS International, beginning with savings groups in the Choix and San Pedro areas of Mexico.

New Savings Group Program in El Salvador

Earlier this year Lyndon Swarey and Darin Hershberger conducted a feasibility study for a savings group program in El Salvador. There was a good response from the church leaders and church members in El Salvador for a savings group program there. We have received board approval and will be moving ahead with hiring a national…

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Visit to Choix, Mexico

Visit to Choix, Mexico

Today Lyndon Swarey, Merle Burkholder and Darin Hershberger visited the Open Hands savings group program in Choix, Mexico. This program just started in April of this year. The first savings group began saving in June. The name of the savings group is “Christ is the Rock.” Pictured is Darin Hershberger with Rigo. Rigo is the…

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Savings Group Program Launches in Guatemala

The Open Hands board has approved the beginning of a new savings group program in Guatemala. This program will be a partnership between Open Hands and Mennonite Air Missions. Lyndon Swarey and Darin Hershberger will travel to Guatemala from March 16–23 to launch the program there. They will hire a Guatemalan facilitator and train him…

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Savings Group Program Launches in Mexico

The Open Hands board approved the beginning of a savings group program in Mexico. This program will be a partnership between Open Hands and DestiNATIONS International. The savings group program will be located in Choix, Mexico. Lyndon Swarey and Darin Hershberger will be in Mexico from April 13–20 to launch this program. We plan to…

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