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.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Escuela Guardabaranco provides much needed shelter during the rains in Nicaragua

The sun has made an unexpected entrance this week in Nicaragua and has been welcomed with open arms, especially among the members of our local communities, Chiriza and La Thompson. Esteli and the outlying areas in Nicaragua were hit especially hard by the after effects of Hurricane Mateo off the Caribbean Coast.

In La Thompson, homes were flooded by the rising river and some of the families stayed in our school, Escuela Guardabaranco, as their homes were filled with water and mud. Martita, a student in our school, stayed in the school overnight with her family for four days.

The family was very appreciative of this support and also for the rice, beans and fruit provided by GVI during the storms. Martita’s father was kind enough to show his appreciation by providing carne de res (beef) served with the normal meal of beans and rice the children receive each day. This was a treat for the children and they didn’t leave any food behind!


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