Insight Trip - NAWBO Nicaragua
Date: Nov 27, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Seeing the Real Nicaragua
Nicaragua is home to great beauty and passion. This Central American country possesses the natural beauty of both Pacific and Caribbean coasts, majestic volcanoes and a rich culture best known for its marimba music and warm hospitality.
Nicaragua’s economy is primarily focused on the agricultural sector. Despite ongoing effects of the Contra War in the 1980s, several recessions and natural disasters, a new sense of pride and confidence is driving Nicaragua’s farmers and artisans toward progress. Even though Nicaragua remains one of the poorest countries in Central America, this sense of hope is inspiring its youth to learn how to support their families by starting income-generating businesses.
To bolster this movement of hope, Opportunity launched the Nicaragua Community Economic Development Program in 2005 to assist with community development from within building upon local assets and investing in local economies. Our programs provide both individual and community-level investments to address sustainable solutions for entrepreneurs, their families and their communities. Travel with us to experience firsthand how Nicaragua is being built up and renewed day by day.
Empowering Women Worldwide
A woman is a change-agent. She can feed her family. Build her business. Raise her kids. Employ her neighbors. She can inspire sustainable transformation and create a new story for herself, her children and her entire community. A woman is powerful and full of often-untapped potential. But first, she needs to be given an opportunity. Opportunity International gives a loan to a woman every 7 seconds. By providing financial tools and training, clients are able to build their businesses, create jobs, support their families and transform their communities. With your help, we can empower women in the developing world to break free from the cycle of poverty.
NAWBO is proud to partner with Opportunity International. Through this important partnership, we are excited to take NAWBO to other parts of the world to learn, and help other women entrepreneurs through our shared belief that entrepreneurism can be a life changer for not only the women business owner, but for so many around her that she aims to lift up. We are glad to offer this Insight Trip so our members can see firsthand the contributions women are making in their communities and their countries.
Arrive in Managua, Nicaragua, where local Opportunity staff will meet you upon your arrival and take you to the Hotel Colon in Granada for a good night's rest.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Join your fellow travelers for breakfast before heading out to visit Opportunity's work. Meet clients in Managua and Masaya, and witness Trust Group trainings. After lunch, visit more clients in their places of business. Enjoy dinner in Granada.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
After breakfast, visit individual clients in the Las Flores community. In the afternoon, head to the yucca processing plant and a community in the local town of San Diego.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
In the morning, visit the Emprendedora Technical School and learn about our innovative curriculum model designed specifically for rural communities. Later, spend time at the La Laguna community leadership initiative. Enjoy dinner back at the Pacaya Lodge.
Friday, December 1, 2017
After breakfast, visit artisan workshops to see handmade products that reflect Nicaraguan culture and traditions. After lunch, depart for the beautiful San Juan del Sur.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Relax, reflect and rejuvenate at the Pelican Eyes Resort.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Depart for home with wonderful memories.
Registration Deadline is May 31, 2017
$500 Non-refundable fee due at the time of registration
The full amount is due by August 31, 2017.
Payment made to Opportunity International:
$3,445 (based on single occupancy)
$3,270 (based on double occupancy)
Plus: Airfare $1,000 tax-deductible donation to Opportunity International
Includes: All meals and beverages, gratuity, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations (excluding incidentals), translator services, emergency evacuation insurance, partner and staff costs
Does not include: Airfare, shots, incidentals, passports, souvenirs, additional activities
Get started! Contact Susana Georgescu in Opportunity’s International Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-487-5027.
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