Final week in Managua was all about finalising pending work with my El Porvenir colleagues. The A-Team will continue without me. My farewell included some amazing food and drinks, and of course my colleagues surprised me with the best of gifts. The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Muchas … More “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
Our final regional trip was visiting the small town of El Sauce which is geographically not so far from Honduras – Great journey and landscape!!! We had the chance to review some of our existing projects; and plan ahead for 2016. The numbers speak for themselves – 40 families and counting! The small community … More “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – El Sauce Projects
Last time I was here I left some unfinished business, which was to climb the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve. Of course I didn’t miss my chance to enjoy a nice meal and a few drinks to reward myself for another busy week in Managua. Returning back to Granada allowed me to take my time … More Weekend visit in Granada (Part II)
The team went to visit two of our major projects around the cities of Camoapa and San Lorenzo. The provision of water and health facilities through the construction of water wells’ and latrines’ is definitely the main objective facing El Porvenir. To sustain these facilities in the long run; educating the local communities is … More Camoapa and San Lorenzo Projects- Water, Education and Reforestation
Following another intensive week in Managua it was time for leisure and battery recharge Vol. 2! León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua. Although it appears less glamorous than Granada (see Weekend visit in Granada), Leon has some significant historical sights. In terms of activities I confess that I didn’t manage to … More Weekend visit in Leon (FRAPE DISCOVERY)
Our visit to Chaguite Santa Maria project in Ciudad Dario. El Porvenir staff worked with the community of Chaguite Santa Maria (39 families; 195 people) to design and build this electric pump water system. By actively participating, community members learn how the system works, how to fix common problems, and take ownership of their water … More Chaguite Santa Maria project – Water for 39 families; 195 people!!!
Hello everybody, Some of you out there have been asking me questions about my assignment and what the organisation is all about. As I am still a noob blogger, I finally managed to add a short presentation about El Porvenir, including facts and figures regarding the water problem here in Nicaragua. Enjoy!
Hola, Last week was a busy one! We had people from all the regional offices and was a great opportunity to meet everybody working for this organisation. Different groups prepared their presentations for the annual board meeting which will take place here in the final week of October. The group was full of energy, … More Group meeting week of El Porvenir
Following an intensive week in Managua it was time for some leisure and battery recharge, had a few drinks and tried some interesting dishes. Granada is a Nicaraguan city on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. It’s home to multiple Spanish colonial landmarks that have survived repeated pirate invasions. My visit definitely surpassed my expectations as … More Weekend visit in Granada
You may have browsed our website at some point or received an email from us. Or perhaps seen an article in an accounting institute magazine or newsletter. “Volunteer Accountant required for XYZ charity in ABC”. But what do we really mean by that? What are we really seeking for our charity partners? When we say … More What do we really mean when we say we’re looking for ‘Volunteer Accountants’? (Article posted by AfID on 15/09/2015 and my little twist with some pics)