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February 21, 2018

Ryan Mvratish is a sophomore from Keuka College, New York. He spent his winter break here in Nicaragua helping build houses with the 4 Walls Project. Here is his account of his experience here:

                Wow. Just wow. This experience was the most eye opening experiences I have had in my whole life. Going into it I thought that we were just going to be following...

February 19, 2018

        For students, the normal school routine resumed on the 5th of February. Students from ages 5-17 returned to the classroom for their regularly scheduled classes: science, math, Spanish literature, and more. Twenty-two year old Keyslor Calderon also returned to the classroom, not to learn, but rather to teach. Starting in 2018, the Nicaraguan government has add...

               On a normal day, El Sauce is quiet. Familiar faces wander the streets and nights are calm. However, this changes in January. The Patronal Festivities are celebrated every January in honor of the patron saint of El Sauce, the Lord of Miracles or the Black Christ. Thousands of people from different departments and cities come here to celebrate and enjoy...

February 14, 2018

Amanda Sosnowski, 22 year old recent college graduate, will be spending three months here in Nicaragua volunteering with Enlace Project! We had the chance to catch up with her to talk about her time here. 

Q: What brought you here to Nicaragua? 

A: I just graduated from Barnard College in December with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. I came here because I think...

February 13, 2018

Jessie Hammers is a Sophomore from Keuka College. She spent her winter break here in El Sauce working with 4 Walls project constructing houses. 

        My trip to Nicaragua definitely exceeded all of my expectations. For one, I didn’t realize that I was going to make lasting friendships with people who I don’t even share the same language with. At first it was hard t...

8 students.

10 months.

40 days.

80 hours.

15 grammar topics covered.

Countless opportunities gained.

           Due to the generosity of the Bill Cook Foundation, 18 students have the opportunity to participate in an English class connected directly to their daily lives and needs through the Ocotal Rural Tourism English Program. These students live about 20km outside of El...

January 23, 2018

         

The coffee industry supports over 40,000 families throughout Nicaragua. Over the country’s history, the industry has faced challenges which the 1880s farmers who received land from the government could not have predicted. Currently, of the 108,000 (10.8 million acres) hectares of land on which coffee is cultivated, 95% of the land is divi...

December 15, 2017

Whether it be his hilarious jokes, his boisterous laugh, or his unwavering kindness, Cesar is known by all who have worked with and visited us here in Nicaragua. Cesar has taken English classes with Enlace Project for 4 years. During this time, he served as an English teacher, a translator, and a travel coordinator for Enlace Project. However, in September, Cesar lef...

November 13, 2017

This is the first of several articles about Nicaraguan food culture, enjoy!

 The air is refreshing, hot but not oppressive. The soil is rich, almost untainted but full of rich minerals and nutrients. The rain comes at the perfect time, feeding the crops and quenching the ground. Nicaragua has  some of the best agricultural conditions to grow coffee, so it comes as no...

October 19, 2017

Every afternoon and night in the first weeks of August you could hear it. The pounding. It was constant and almost calming. The sound moved throughout El Sauce, but no one ever mentioned it's presence. It was as normal as the birds chirping and dogs barking.  After two weeks, you became numb to it.

This pounding was the sound of children of all ages practicing at thei...

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