CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Organic communal gardens in Nicaragua

The last few weeks some of the GVI Phoenix team and local community members in La Thompson, in conjunction, have been building three organic garden beds outside of the school.

The idea is that the community will help maintain the gardens and the compost and when the vegetables have grown they will be used with the food (rice, beans, and tortillas) which is currently being given to the children.

The gardens are an excellent example of the type of sustainable development which GVI aims for: working in conjunction with local community members for the betterment of the community.

A meeting was held in the community to see if there was an interest in building the gardens. Once it was decided that it was a worthwhile idea various community members volunteered their time as well as some basic supplies and tools in order to help complete the project.

Thus far it has been rewarding to see the amount of community involvement, especially bearing in mind that many need to work or look after children, and even though something like a garden may seem small, it will make a big difference in the lives of the children and the future of the community.


Christoph said...

This is amazing!!

marcos said...

Looking forward to be there!

How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects