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, August 18, 2011

Meet the team - Fausto in Nicaragua

Our volunteers in Nicaragua enjoy taking the weekends to explore the treasures Nicaragua has to offer. One of these is the Somoto Canyon located near the Honduras-Nicaragua border in northern Nicaragua. The canyon tour includes floating the river, swimming, hiking and a high plunge from the rocky ledge into the river below. We have been fortunate enough to establish a friendship and partnership for the canyon tour with Fausto Ramon. Fausto, 29, was born in the department of Somoto and has been a guide for four years since the canyon was opened to tourism.

Fausto has guided a myriad of foreigners through the canyon to include many GVI Phoenix volunteers. Fausto is knowledgeable, safe, and strong and can boast that he has never had an accident on one of his tours. Fausto loves his job because he has met people from all over the world and because he loves the canyon. When not giving tours, Fausto raises corn and beans and cares for his family. If you choose to volunteer in our projects you will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful canyon with Fausto and friends!


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