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.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

What a difference a Year Makes - Nicaragua

July 6, 2011, marks the one year anniversary of the GVI Phoenix education program in the community of Chiriza, one of the poorest in Nicaragua, a huge challenge, though the construction phase is complete as two latrines were built to add to our three indoor classrooms, outdoor covered classroom area, concrete floors and a kitchen with a GVI Phoenix energy efficient stove.

None of this would have been accomplished without the support of the wonderful volunteers who have passed through our projects. Further, a special thanks to GVI Phoenix Nicaragua staff, Karla, Tita and Yessenia and our wonderful coordinators, Aaron, Valerie, Adam, Anniela and Marian. Money raised through the GVI Charitable Trust has been a huge factor in terms of completing the school and thank you to all who donated. Another special thanks to the participants in the inaugural GVI Phoenix Nicaragua Volcano Charity Challenge held in May 2011 - the second will be run in November - and a big shout out to members of the community of Grand Junction, Colorado, USA for their unbelievable support!


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