Sawmill for Rama Cay family

The sawmill project is progressing. Hud-Son Forest Equipment ( has offered us a 25% discount on their equipment to help us with the project.  There don’t appear to be any legal problems for the Rama people to cut trees on their own land (Rama Territory).  We need to plan now how to make this a […]

portable saw mill

I would love to get a portable saw mill to my Rama friends in Nicaragua. They use chain saws to cut boards now… very inefficient. Using chainsaws in that manner consumes a lot of fuel, wastes wood, and makes for rough boards. They use whole logs for boats. My goal is for them to make […]

Thank you for the guitars!

In 2008 we carried two guitars to Rama Cay.  The guitars where donated to Progress Tools by generous friends to bless the people of Rama Cay.  In 2012 we checked to see how the guitars were doing.  We found these two Rama dudes that had learned to play.  The guitars are greatly appreciated.  They bring […]

Honduras needs

Muchas gracias to all those generous people who have and who will continue to help with Tim and Jaclyn and the Honduras project.  We are all very grateful.  They are doing very good work among the poor of Honduras.

ProgressTools 2012

We just returned from a very productive trip to Nicaragua. The bakery business is a success, the chocolate farm is maturing, and we deepened our relationships with up and coming leaders across the country.