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August 1, 2016

This past June two Enlace Project English students, Javier “Javi” Rocha and Ronald Medal, had an opportunity to apply their English skills as program assistants for the visiting Iowa State engineering students working with Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability International (EOS International) working on four low-cost technology projects in and around San Isidro....

June 26, 2016

Music has a way of universally connecting people that is so unique and magical; it can be hard to put into words just how it works.  But, if one were to try they probably couldn’t do better than to play you a recording of Glenn McClure’s song Somos Hermanos.  The call for solidarity among ALL Americans (meaning North, Central, and South America) was upliftingly perfo...

April 28, 2016

We recently sat down with James Canning who has been living in El Sauce since last September to discuss what his gap year has taught him and about his role as a "visiting scholar."  Read on to see the interview with James.

You’ve lived in El Sauce for 5 months now, how do you like it?

“I like the sense of family that I have found here. First with my host family, and al...

February 6, 2016

Enlace Project has been very lucky over the years to work with some incredible interns, each bringing their own personal style and experience to El Sauce.  Added to the list of names is Bethany Nelson.

Since coming to El Sauce in November of 2014, Bethany has poured her unmatched energy into the improvement of all things Enlace Project, most notably the English Progra...

January 27, 2016

Far and away our biggest undertaking this year, the Rotary Water Project in Salales is nearing completion.  The water tank is in place, tubing to houses has been laid out, and pumps have been installed.  After reinforcing some of the tubing and then flushing the pipes clean the system will be online later this month, when houses and families will begin enjoying the g...

January 19, 2016

The streets are filled with vendors, every hotel room is booked, and fireworks welcome new pilgrims to El

Sauce day and night.  This can only mean one thing, El Sauce has officially entered the Patron Festivals.  Every year in January, the faithful make a pilgrimage from countries throughout Central America to see the Black Christ and commit themselves to better lives...

November 26, 2015

On a day marked by giving thanks for all the good things in our lives Enlace Project would like to give thanks for all the opportunities and support that it has day-to-day.

We are extremely proud to always put community needs first here at Enlace Project, as has always been our model, but we want to recognize just how much trust and support that takes on the part of o...

November 3, 2015

Yesterday (sometimes earlier) families in various countries came together to honor their loved ones in the annual Dia de los Muertos.  The holiday is often associated with Mexico, where its historic roots are deep and its celebration extravagant, but here in Nicaragua, as elsewhere it is also celebrated, albeit a simpler, more focused version. Unlike Mexico, the cele...

October 19, 2015

In the early hours of Sunday morning the quiet streets of El Sauce were transformed with balloons, streamers, street art, and small religious displays and signs in front of houses.  It is part of an annual celebration of the arrival of, arguably, the town’s most important symbol, the Black Christ.  This Sunday marked the 292nd anniversary of the statue’s arrival in E...

September 14, 2015

The end of high school is an important transition for many people as they begin the process of exploring the world, embracing the trials and tribulations of the “real world.”  For most this is usually embodied by living away from home for the first time, doing your own laundry, and learning that cooking is an art and you are (metaphorically) only ready to finger pain...

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