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Insight Trip - Nicaragua

Date: Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Managua, Nicaragua

Register
Apr 23 2017

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.

Itinerary

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Arrive in Managua, Nicaragua, where local Opportunity Staff will meet you upon your arrival and take you to your hotel in Granada for a good night’s rest.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Join your fellow travelers for breakfast before venturing off 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. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Visit Opportunity’s agricultural program to see how the work is transforming lives and providing opportunities for farmers and their families.  Meet a family on their farm for a glimpse of rural life in Nicaragua.  In the afternoon, spend time at the La Laguna community leadership initiative.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
At Emprendedor School, learn about an Innovative curriculum model designed specifically for rural communities.  Visit artisan workshops and see beautiful, handmade products that reflect Nicaraguan culture and traditions.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
In the morning visit artisan workshops and see beautiful, handmade products that reflect Nicaragua culture and traditions. Afternoon free -  recreational activities in Granada. 

Friday, April 28, 2017
Depart for home with wonderful memories, lasting friendships and a renewed spirit as you reflect on your role in Opportunity’s work to end poverty.

Registration Deadline is March 15, 2017

$500 Non-refundable fee due at the time of registration

Cost

Payment to Opportunity International:
$2,951

Includes: all meals and beverages, gratuity, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy and excluding incidentals), translator services, emergency evacuation insurance, intra-Africa airfare, partner and staff costs.

Does not include: Round trip airfare, shots, incidentals, visa, passports, or souvenirs.

Get started! Contact Susana Georgescu in Opportunity’s International Education department at sgeorgescu@opportunity.org or 312-487-5027.

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