Happy holidays! Thank you for helping us create vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities in 2018, a year to be remembered. To reflect, here are some of our success stories that exhibit the dedication and perseverance of the people we serve.
BRE helps Hatch launch farmers, artisans market
Hatch, N.M. – While driving across southern New Mexico, you could easily believe you were traversing the moon. Despite Interstate 25 that bisects the state from north to south, the desert landscape appears mostly untouched and unpeopled. Read more
Investment collaborative helps fund Native-owned business
Zuni Indian Reservation, N.M. – Some three decades ago Darrell Tsabetsaye opened a convenience store called Major Market on the Zuni Indian Reservation on the Arizona-northern New Mexico border. Though such stores are fixtures on many street corners, Tsabetsaye’s was neither common nor convenient to establish. Read more
Tribal circuit riders build water and wastewater capacity
Upper Lake Rancheria, Calif. – On a sunny fall day, Santos Obedoza approaches a fire hydrant on the Upper Lake Rancheria here in northern California. With wrench in hand, he gingerly begins turning the hydrant’s lock and valve to open and flush them. In minutes, the water gushes across the road. Read the article and watch the video
502 Direct Loan Packaging Program increases access to home ownership
Park County, Colo. – In February, Daphne Rotolo received some distressing news from a woman she was helping to find better housing. As a homeownership assistant with Housing Resources of Western Colorado, she’s seen and heard about many troublesome living situations. This was among the worst. Read more
California’s rural counties face hurdles in fight against poverty
Tonyville, Calif. – Two years ago, Consuelo Andrade was living in a village with her grandparents in Michoacán, Mexico, where she regularly saw neighbors and acquaintances returning from time spent working in the United States. They wore stylish clothes; some drove cars. She and others were mesmerized. Read more
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