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Review for Sostenica Inc, West Chester, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the Board of in November of 2016, and have become over time better acquainted with, and increasingly impressed by, the organization's people, their accomplishments, ongoing activities and plans to help serve the endearing people of Nicaragua. In October of 2017, I spent a week in Nicaragua with truly amazing supporters of SosteNica (friends, family, other Board members) commemorating the organization's 25th anniversary, and also meeting with local young entrepreneurs, visiting schools we support, planting trees & building or funding clean cook stoves for local campesinos, and visiting Nicaraguan micro-credit partners. I didn’t know what to expect of this trip – but I knew I had to make it, to get more context regarding SosteNica's Nagarote EcoCentro activities and Nicaragua more generally - so I could be a better Board member. I was awestruck with the cheerful, welcoming and industrious Nicaraguan people, and the considerable challenges they face. The delegation members are each now new friends that I cherish; the Nicaraguan people have my utmost respect and admiration. It was an amazing trip – inspiring in fact…and I think my goals were met and exceeded. Indeed, my impressions of the organization and its mission are affirmed. It is an exceedingly deserving cause.

Role:  Board Member