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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...

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...

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...

September 27, 2017

     I first came to Nicaragua for one month in 2015 with the SUNY Geneseo Humanities II trip. Though I was only here for a small short amount of time, I was able to travel a little bit and learn a little bit about the culture and people of Nicaragua. Though my experience has made returning to Nicaragua and El Sauce a little easier, However, there has been a large am...

July 31, 2017

Meet our newest intern, Jesse Bennett!  Jesse recently graduated from the State University of New York College at Geneseo with bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science.

This is not her first time in Nicaragua! In 2015, Jesse traveled to Nicaragua for a month with Glenn McClure’s Humanities II trip. During her trip, Enlace Project sparke...

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