Smaller World Service Tour: Reforestation Project - Nicaragua
December 28, 2005 - January 6, 2006
Join us for adventure mixed with Sustainable Harvest's emphasis on sustainable agriculture,null reforestation and poverty alleviation. The areas where SHI works in Nicaragua are located more deeply in the countryside than in our other program countries, and this trip will involve flying first from the capital city, Managua, to the Atlantic Coast city of Bluefields before setting out by boat to the small community of San Francisco. After a four-hour ride into the jungle, you will meet families who live in isolation and poverty but still embrace the work of SHI to restore tree growth and work in sustainable agriculture.
Trip participants will have the opportunity to work on the construction of a gravity-feed water system for an impoverished rural school. This is a chance to not only learn how such systems work, but to also reforest the area around the water source and see the biodigester and lorena stoves that SHI has worked on with families in the region.
This trip will be somewhat strenuous. Trip participants will be far away from the usual comforts of the city for several days, and will stay with host families. This is not a trip for everyone, but will provide a clear view of the way people survive in what is the western hemisphere"s second poorest country behind Haiti. Not all of the trip will be work, as we also plan on either a couple of days on the beaches of a tropical island or a hike to the summit of a Nicaraguan volcano
Cost: $1000 per person includes meals, lodging, in-country transportation and program support.
To make a reservation, please contact Sarah Kennedy.
Phone: 919.933.9471 or 207.374.2002