Volunteer in Nicaragua with Tribe Of Blondes–Resilient Optimists Who Believe In Great Love–
August 18th – August 26th
DreamTrip Price: $800.00 when you book with the Tribe http://bit.ly/m7aPcW
9 Day & 8 Night Manifest Service trip to Nicaragua
Meals and accommodations are with host families, usually in groups of two or three in close proximity to each other. Host families have running water, electricity and flush toilets.
Sight seeing trips, travel meals and bottled water included
All transportation within Nicaragua, including to and from airport
24-Hour trip guidance and translation with experienced Capas de Nicaragua Field Supervisor provided
All trip preparations and arrangements are included
A donation of $100 will go toward a work project (included)
Must have a valid passport
Must book your own airfare into Managua International Airport (MGA)
See attached itinerary
It is important to consider travel insurance for this trip
This service trip will be split between La Primavera (Springtime) Settlement and La Pas. http://bit.ly/m7aPcW
La Primavera is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Managua with one of the largest populations. This settlement is where Women in Action is located and carries out projects; women head 80% of the households. Women and children have little opportunity to receive an education because public school is not free. This leads to hunger and prostitution.
The Women in Action projects teach gourd art as a means of bringing in income. They have a soy food program, a gray water program to eliminate standing water in streets, educational sponsorships, and micro-lending program. The WIA Center includes an activity space, kitchen, classroom, community store, and computer room.
La Pas is part of an area called the “Golden Triangle”, because of rich soil. The Golden Triangle is a critical area, it recharges aquifers and rivers, is known for some of Nicaragua’s richest agricultural land, and also serves as a biological channel for many tropical birds. Deforestation due to forestry, agricultural expansion, and firewood consumption has severely reduced the forest coverage within the Golden Triangle. The Brothers and Sisters in Reconciliation Cooperative sponsors the service trip in this area.
In rural Nicaragua, the majority of families still cook with wood stoves contributing to the deforestation. Compas is working with CIPRES (Center for Rural and Social Promotion, Investigation, and Development) to install biogas systems in La Paz. The system provides 7 hours of cooking gas per day, eliminating the use of wood.
Another project is wash water irrigation to eliminate dirty gray water and reuse it to water backyard gardens.
The Brothers and Sisters in Reconciliation Cooperative has decided that its priority for this year is to reforest the La Paz area by planting shade trees and coffee.
COMPAS DE NICARAGUA: http://bit.ly/m7aPcW
Compas de Nicaragua (Friends of Nicaragua) is a NH 501(c)3 non-profit organization that formed in the early 1990’s.
Compas’ mission is to promote cultural exchange and improve lives through service trips and sustainable community development work in urban and rural Nicaragua.
Compas organizes service trips to La Primavera throughout the year that work on Compas’ projects, learn about Nicaraguan culture, history and current living conditions. Volunteers and service groups will have the opportunity to visit both the urban and rural communities of Managua and La Paz, and work on both of Compas’ projects.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare to and from Managua, Nicaragua
Tourist visa and departure tax (departure tax averages $35)
Snacks, souvenirs, and other discretionary purchases.
Must be 18 years of age.
This trip will be closed by July 18th so book now ~ http://bit.ly/m7aPcW
Each person is required to go to the Compas de Nicaragua website under service trips and fill out an application and waiver before travel. www.compas1.org Be sure to mention the tribe to get our group discount for this volunteer dream trip.
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