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Cristina M.1

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Review for Paso Pacifico, Ventura, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked alongside Paso Pacifico, beginning in 2009 and spanning over the last decade, as a participant, volunteer and supporter of their programs I have been impressed by their mission, dedication and care for both ecosystems and local communities. Their programs have clear and strategic outcomes and also ripple effects that carry over long into the future. I have no doubt the work they do is powerful, sustainable and positive.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Paso Pacifico, Ventura, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I begun volunteering with Paso Pacifico in 2009 when I volunteered as an English Language Instructor, recently I returned to Nicaragua to collaborate in community guide training and conduct research on access to environmental protected areas (2015- current). I have lived in Ostional, where they have a main office, for over 4 months.

I found that Paso Pacifíco is largely perceived as an organization of good repute among locals; throughout my stay, many community members described it as an organization that consistently demonstrates interest in listening to and responding to local needs and ideas. Additionally, to working in biodiversity efforts, Paso Pacífico truly cares for their staff and local affiliates, it supports small-scale humanitarian work providing food, medical supplies and educational resources to local communities. It has also collaborates in providing training in computer use, English language education and small-scale entrepreneurial capacity building. Nicaragua is one of the most impoverished nations in the worlds- so the impact of going the extra mile by caring for people, as well as a environmental mission, is tremendous.

Having conducted over 20 interviews with locals affiliated directly and indirectly with Paso Pacifico I know the work they do it making a tremendous difference in raising conscientiousness around environmental issues, developing capacity and skills among the communities, and protecting wildlife. Being affiliated with an organization of such repute leads to sustainable environmental projects, the change is already happening.

Role:  Volunteer