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Centro de Capacitacion, Investigacion y Demostracion del Metodo Biointensivo de Cultivo en Nicaragua, Inc.
September 26, 2014

We first came to know the work of CCID when seeking partners to help us create a demonstration farm to use as a tool to teach nutrition at Clinica Verde, our sustainably designed clinic in Nicaragua. Through another partner, CCID graduate Socorro Raudez was brought on to manage the garden and lead that program. We couldn't be more pleased. The level of skill, depth of understanding and pure passion Socorro has brought to the project is extraordinary. He's been able to not only manage the garden, but teach students, medical professionals and visitors the value of the biointensive method – and how to cultivate their own gardens. The BioNica-CCID Apprenticeship Program gave Socorro the knowledge and skills to apply the biointensive method of organic gardening and also the practical experience to teach others.

MY ROLE:
Client Served

Clinica Verde
April 1, 2010

Clinica Verde is building an environmentally sustainable health clinic for women and children living in poverty in Nicaragua. The organization has a great, committed, bi-national board comprised of U.S. and Nicaraguan docs, a LEED-certified architect and development specialist, bilingual lawyer, the director of its Nicaraguan Foundation partner (The Violeta Chamorro Foundation), experts in finance, and others. We have strong grassroots support in Nicaragua and the support of established individuals and foundations in the U.S. and Europe. But most importantly, Clinica Verde exists out of the most human of impulses – to demonstrate compassion and love to those in need. We seek to change the lives of women, girls and their families by providing health and hope.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The extraordinary people involved in both Nicaragua and the U.S., and connecting with the children whose families we will serve.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Invest in refining its programs in whole health education and replicate its design and approach in communities in need around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am the founder.