Rural Matagalpa Associate

Alejandro lives with his wife in a new settlement near Matagalpa and teaches marriage and family seminars.


Rama Territory Associate

Javier grew up in Bankukut and now lives with his wife and children on Rama Cay.  He teaches the Rama language.  He is a big help in Bankukut.

Pedro & Dorla McRae

Rama Territory Associate

Pedro lives on Rama Cay with his wife Dorla and their two children.  Pedro grew up in Bankukut.  He helps us to get where we need to go in Rama Territory.  Dorla helped to prepare food for our group wherever we went.

Gabby Guevara

Managua Translator

Gabby lives with her parents in Managua.  She is a great help with translation and cultural issues.  Progress Tools has helped her with a notebook computer so she was able to complete her accounting degree.

Jim Gordon


Jim Gordon is a database developer for the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington ( He lives with his family on Bainbridge Island in Washington.  Jim visits Nicaragua regularly and has a broad network of relationships across the country.

Raynaldo Martinez

Urban Matagalpa Associate

Raynaldo lives with his wife and family in Matagalpa. Raynaldo is a respected leader in the community.  He is organizing a number of new, self sustaining projects to help the poor in Matagalpa and surrounding areas.

Freddy Guevara

Managua Associate

Freddy lives in Barrio Venezuela in Managua Nicaragua with his wife Wilma and their daughter Gabby.  Freddy helps us with projects in the Managua area and with Nicaragua in general. With some assistance from Progress Tools, Freddy has started a successful business out of his home that is a service to his community.