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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Meet the team in Nicaragua - Tita
Tita has worked with GVI Phoenix Nicaragua since June 2010 and has been instrumental in the success of our newest project in Chiriza. Tita was selected as the community coordinator for Alexis Arguello (Chiriza) in 2009. This section of Chiriza consists of 7,000 inhabitants who originally squatted illegally on this land above Estelí. Tita has helped bring legalization to this portion of Chiriza and continues her strong leadership on a day to day basis in this up and coming community. Tita came to Chiriza in hopes of having her own plot of land and her own home. Before working with GVI Phoenix, Tita worked in a restaurant in Estelí. Now, Tita works with the preschool children in our school each day, upwards of 45-55 children, and is a strong local presence that we must have in our school. Tita states that the GVI Phoenix project in Chiriza was the first major project in the whole community and that it has brought food and education to many children who otherwise would have gone without both. She thanks GVI Phoenix staff and volunteers for believing in her community and for following through even though it has not always been easy. On a personal note, Tita states that she enjoys her job and this is evidenced by her commitment to the children and project each day.


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