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Review for El Porvenir, Westminster, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our group of 4 volunteers assisted the work crew, local men working for free as part of the Casas Viejas community. All supplies and construction designs were provided by El Porvenir. The women and children pitched in as necessary, cooking, digging, carrying. With the support of the whole community this project was completed in a week, and culminated with a fiesta celebration attended by all including music, dancing, poetry, speeches and the children's dance of the pinata.
As a whole the village is happy, constructive, self-sustaining and non-political, though very poor when it comes to money and possessions. It's unfortunate that the government doesn't supply the basics of health and education for its people, but that's where El Porvenir kicks in. I'm secure in knowing that my time and money go to the people that need it when supporting El Porvenir, and its grass-roots goals of supplying the most important necessities in life - water and sanitation.

Role:  Volunteer & This is my second trip to Nicaragua as a volunteer with El Porvenir. We traveled to the small village of Casas Viejas to build and install 3 latrines and a hand washing station at the primary school before starting date.