Nicaragua Voluntourism

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Once again I am on the road and very excited to explore Nicaragua voluntourism opportunities

Two years ago while on a family vacation, I had the opportunity to visit Managua, Esteli, Leon and Corn Island.  I found Nicaragua to be an affordable destination where the people were warm and friendly.  The destination also offered something for everyone; a blend of water sports, beaches, history, culture and eco- tourism.  As fate would have it, on our return flight home, I met Ken Payne, Director of Sales with Gran Pacifica, an ocean front golf resort community of rentals, customized and ready to buy homes and condos, 90 minutes outside of Managua Nicaragua.

After speaking to Ken, he shared with me the vision of the Gran Pacifica project.  I also learned that at the very heart of this organization is a corporate culture of giving back with every employee engaged in the process. We were challenged to find a solid volunteer travel partner in Nicaragua and so this connection was perfect.   It was easy to see that this could possibly be a good fit for our volunteer travel/voluntourism initiatives.

Additionally  I was also introduced to Patrick Heibert one of the principals of Gran Pacifica.  In addition to that role, he is also the Founder of Help Them Help Themselves, a non profit organization that is dedicated to providing healthcare and education to children in Central America.  They work with other non- profit partners and volunteers from around the world, and have built 2 new schools in the local community just outside of Gran Pacifica.   The organization also has plans to build a medical clinic.

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Patrick Heibert standing next to donated water tower

 

 

 

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The water tower makes a water fountain possible for students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is their philosophy and commitment to enriching the lives of others that makes these entities the perfect corporate and non profit partners for our travel to do good/voluntourism initiatives here.

It certainly makes my life easier when I work with individuals and organizations that get it.

There are many ways to travel to do good……

–  Distribute Aid/Donation of personal hygiene products, backpacks, school supplies and shoes

–  Lead sports clinics/also donation of sports equipment

–  Doctors, Nurses and other Medical Personnel needed to participate in medical missions

–  Teach English as a second language

–  Painting and light construction projects

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Donate and paint a school desk for $20.

Nicaragua garden project

Plant a garden in a school

We hope you will join us on our next volunteer travel program to Nicaragua

For more information on upcoming travel to do good projects in Nicaragua call 888-416-7040

Below is a glimpse into the local communities of California, San Diego and Zapote ……

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The local Church – a space for worship

Nicaragua homes

A home in one of the local villages

 

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Water pump is in the center of the community

 

 

 

 

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Very colorful cemetary

Nicaragua school

Primary School

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