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El Porvenir
February 17, 2011

Six of us from our church Volunteers in Mission group travelled to Nicaragua and worked with El Porvenir in the La Reina District along with 6 others. We received a very good oversight of the Nicaraguan politics and the history and goals of El Porvenir before travelling to our work site.

I feel that helping the Nicaraguans gain use of clean water, and learning about sanitation is the very beginning for them to have easier and more productive lives. I like the fact that the people need to ask for help, and actively participate in all projects, and actually take leadership and therefore ownership of all projects.

Our experience was one with great organization, wonderful interpreters and facilitators and warm, caring people.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

viewing neighborhoods where wells and latrines had made life better for the inhabitants, and I saw the pride the community took in their accomplishments. Several times I have made small donations to this organization, because I believe in the quality of the work which they do and enable.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think that they have done an amazing amount of good in a relatively short time-span...don't know how they can improve.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped to plant many trees in the watershed to prevent erosion, and helped to build stoves which will take much of the smoke from cooking and help to make the women healthier with less respiratory problems.

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