2018 has brought challenges to the people of Nicaragua, as there has been political unrest, disruption, and violence in parts of the country. Unfortunately, as of mid-summer, there is no solution in sight. Our scholarship program students are continuing their studies, though some universities suspended classes for a few weeks in the spring. Opportunity Tree students and in-country program staff are doing their best to move forward. The library project has been able to continue its work, and we are hopeful that peace will be restored.