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Day Two: Tourism Business Development Workshop, Ometepe

Day two of the workshop started a little rough. The power went out last night (a common occurrence on Ometepe) so our rooms had no air conditioning or fans. The rooms were very hot all night long. Ometepe is not … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Howler Monkey Kind

[Apologies for the lack of pictures and videos. The internet is very slow on the island and I don’t particularly want to be up past midnight tonight uploading files. I will add the photos and videos when I am back … Continue reading

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Rural Business Advising

On three occasions now, while talking about financial goals, savings, and loans, I have had participants draw their financial goals. I thought of the activity because I have been working with two cooperatives whose members have low education levels and … Continue reading

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Practicum Week

Around this time last year I was sent north to Jinotega for a Volunteer Visit with then Small Business Development Volunteer Hannah (she is now a Returned PC Volunteer in the US, meaning she completed her two years of service). … Continue reading

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Las Pilas-El Hoyo

One of the projects that I have been working on nearly my entire time in León is business advising for a rural tourism cooperative. In January I proposed to them the idea of offering a full moon hike to Las … Continue reading

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Where’d I Go?

In a word, nowhere. It has been a few weeks since I last made a post on this blog (I’ve put up quite a few posts on my economics blog though). The reason for my blogging absence is nothing less … Continue reading

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Río San Juan Redux

The Río San Juan was the first stop on me and my parents’ trip through Nicaragua. We flew to San Carlos from Managua, and from there set off for El Castillo. The Río San Juan is Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica. … Continue reading

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Interstellar II: Return to Gargantua

One of my newest clients is another tourism cooperative that manages the Telica Volcano. I made a plan to go meet with them yesterday and do some business training and strategic planning with them. I showed up a little early, … Continue reading

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Cerro Negro

So far, two months into my service, I haven’t started any projects other than working on the entrepreneurship curriculum in the schools. That’s fine though, because I’ve been working hard at networking and identifying who I can start other projects … Continue reading

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