Jul 7, 2015

The other Nicaragua

Tourists often see only certain things in the city, museums, swimming pools and restaurants in the tourist street. The only part of the real life in Nicaragua tourists will see, is children selling stuff in the streets. But where do these children really live? This can be seen in our Village Walking Tour.




During our tour we show you one of these communities and a school where we work. In the midst of poverty, it is a happy place where Nicaraguans work hard to make a basic living and raise their families. 

At school we are warmly welcomed by the children. Our ayudante Justo tells about the work of our volunteers. He also gives more information about the education system in Nicaragua. Nice to see is that children have a different life than children in developed countries, yet they are playing the same games. During the break, boys are playing football and girls are jump roping. 




Justo then takes us to the community. It is extraordinary to see how the houses look like in these neighbourhoods. They are built with wood and plastic and are fenced with barbed wire. It is dry and dusty, and the drainage is poor. Nevertheless, everyone you meet is cheerful. Some houses look better, thanks to our building projects. Children who do their best in school can win a renovation for their home.


Curious about the tour?
Contact us by calling
+(505) 8913-8946 or mail to info@la-esperanza-granada.org. As well you can visit our office: La Esperanza Granada, Calle Libertad, #307, Una y media cuadras al lago, Granada, Nicaragua.

The tour will start around 9 o'clock in the morning and lasts about two hours. The cost for transportation is $ 5.

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