Come with us to Nicaragua in January!

PEACEWORKS JANUARY 2020 DELEGATION TO NICARAGUA

SIGN UP BY AUGUST 31ST! CONTACT: Diane Sterner at (609) 259-8093 or dsterner14@gmail.com

Why travel to Nicaragua now? The answer is closer than you think.

The situation on our border with Mexico breaks our hearts. Our government is using our resources to humiliate and inflict pain on people traumatized by poverty and violence far beyond their control. Yet, in spite of the danger and humiliation, tens of thousands of Central Americans continue to migrate.

In January 2020, PeaceWorks’ 13-day delegation will take you to mountain communities, rural villages and urban ghettos of Nicaragua to understand the root causes of mass migration. But that is only half the story. Whether on a rural farm, a program for women fleeing domestic violence or a refuge for kids living on the streets of Managua, we’ll introduce you to community leaders and everyday Nicaraguans fighting bravely for a dignified life – a life that does not have to include leaving their home and loved ones.

What will you do on our delegation?  You’ll enjoy simple, but pleasant accommodations & good food. In translated conversations you’ll speak to Nicaraguan families and project beneficiaries in their homes and places of work. You’ll ask questions, observe, and learn while helping PeaceWorks think about priorities and future work. Our delegation is the foundation of our solidarity building work — people to people, pueblo a pueblo.

Managua Inhijambia Program for Street Kids Learn about the realities for street children and how Inhijambia restores hope, love and a future to these young people living at the dangerous margins of Nicaraguan society.

Masaya Axyacatl Women’s Collective Experience how the collective helps local women grow and thrive through literacy training, counseling and self-support groups, legal assistance, community advocacy, and micro-credit and farming projects.

The Federation for the Development of Rural Farmers (FEDICAMP)  Visit reforestation, water conservation, and organic gardening projects that restore livelihoods and hope in areas threatened by desertification and climate change in rural Nicaragua.

El Porvenir Coffee Co-op  See how forty-three families, living high atop a volcanic mountain range, plant, pick, and process the organic coffee that provides their livelihood, and which PeaceWorks sells at our events.

Beauty and Culture . A visit to Nicaragua would not be complete without visiting the smoldering Masaya volcano, a breathtaking ecological reserve, the historic city of Grenada, a Pacific ocean beach — and so much more!

SIGN UP BY AUGUST 31st, APPROXIMATE. COST $1750 (INCLUDING AIR) SIGN UP EARLY, SPACES ARE GOING FAST. Contact: Diane Sterner at (609) 259-8093 or dsterner14@gmail.com

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