In 2004, I spent eleven days in and about Granada, Nicaragua on a social justice venture with a small non-profit named Neighbors in Central America.
We were there to assist a very small, very rural village in the construction of a comedor – a community kitchen, that would feed the village children breakfast. The Japanese government had committed five years of food supply to the village, if – the village constructed a community kitchen.
I cannot tell you how much I fell in love with the people and culture of Nicaragua. With a large ex-pat community in Granada – it was easy to be there with only a limited ability to speak Spanish. Traveling in Nicaragua is easy.. at least, in the larger towns it was. The smaller towns require some knowledge of Spanish – I was not able to get into deep dialogues.
Anyway – it brought back such memories – I wanted to share some of the images here.
young children in village
hauling wood to build
kids at school
father and son
another father and son
mid morning break in the heat for gringoes
single family homes on Lago de Nicaragua