February 16, 2011
This organization is based on local community organization, putting money where the community leaders determine their needs. It allows volunteers to work right along side members of the community to accomplish the goals of the project. The main goal is to provide clean water and sanitary conditions in the rural communities. Volunteers can help with planting trees, digging wells, building fuel efficient stoves, clean latrines and laundry facilities. It is well organized and provides opportunities to develop friendship and understanding between people of different cultures.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
We visited other sites in rural communities in Nicaragua where reforestation had taken hold, where laundry facilities and latrines were being used and saw many wells that had been built that provided communities with clean, running water. We also visited the nursery where the seedling trees are grown to provide the trees for our project.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand it to more rural areas.
Volunteer & I helped plant trees and build fuel efficient stoves in Nicaragua for two weeks.
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