Give and enjoy in Nicaragua
January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
NICARAGUA, 3 March – 11 March.
The act of giving is part and parcel to our nature. Want proof? Take a full-immersion Manifest Foundation “Voluntour” to La Paz and La Primavera, Nicaragua. On this 9-day, 8-night service trip you’ll stay with a host family, interact, eat, dance, laugh, contribute your time and energy to improve their circumstances and fully experience what life is like in each region.
What’s more, you’ll support projects by Women in Action (WIA), a local group dedicated to teaching others how to implement and create projects to help fund education and housing. Education is just one of the disparities in Nicaragua. A majority of children do not attend school because of the cost—school is not free, and books and uniforms are an added expense. La Paz and La Primavera are also marked by poverty and pollution. WIA efforts help eliminate standing water in the streets and provide micro-lending and sponsorships to others seeking to improve their conditions. As a volunteer, you’ll also support Compas de Nicaragua (Friends of Nicaragua), by helping create new biogas cooking units to counter deforestation.
This trip may not only change your perspective, but your purpose. You’ll bear witness to a culture rich in tradition, strength and hope. When the pattern of your experience is woven with the lives of others, you’ll discover something remarkable: despite nationality or upbringing, economic differences or environment, we are all cut from the same cloth. Which just goes to show, the more we give to others, the more we understand ourselves.
Must be 18 years of age.
Not recommended for people with a handicap or health issues.
Minimum number of participants is 6. If that minimum is not booked, this trip may be cancelled. You will be notified 30 days before departure if the minimum is not reached.
**Voluntour members are required to purchase travel and medical insurance from the vendor of their choice. Proof of insurance must be received two weeks before travel.
**A $100 donation is required to pay for the service portion of this trip. Please click on the Manifest PayPal link and email the agent to verify donation. Nicaragua PayPal Link