Showing posts from March, 2016

First Impressions of Nicaragua

Katherine Currier is a volunteer traveling from the United States. She is spending 6 months as a volunteer with La Esperanza as a member of our English teaching teams.  Here´s what she had to say about her experience, five weeks in -I have really enjoyed my time thus far with La Esperanza, Granada. Some things I have noticed:1. Plastic bags are used in many different ways. I asked for a coca cola and received it in a plastic bag. 2. Since Granada is a small city, bicycles are an excellent mode of transportation. 3. There is an incredible amount of energy in the city especially in the kids and the marketplace.4. Working with the kids can be a crazy-making experience but it is tremendously satisfying when you make even a small connection with the them. 5. It feels great to be here.¡For the niƱos!

Village Walking Tours

In the midst of poverty, the communities where La Esperanza volunteers work, are filled with hope. The community members work hard to make a basic living and raise their families.  
Every week, we offer tours where visitors to Granada can view the areas where our students grow up. On the tour we view Nueva Esperanza primary school, Nueva Esperanza secondary school, and the surrounding neighborhoods where we have built over 35 homes for families.
Many times, the greatest project ideas and fundraising efforts have begun after a person who has attended one of our tours heads back home and shares their photos and stories from the tour with their friends and family.     If you´ll be heading to Granada soon and looking for a productive way to spend one of your mornings during your time here, consider a village walking tour.  Just email the office with the date you´re hoping for at