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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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One Day in the Campo

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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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The Nicaraguan School System

You wouldn’t think that a Small Business Development Peace Corps Volunteer would spend much time in high schools, but in fact I spend at least 50% of my time in schools. Entrepreneurship is an official part of the high school … Continue reading

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More Class Cancellations and the World Cup

This morning started with some sad news. One of the teachers I work with hurt his foot and the doctor has ordered him off it for the whole week. He teaches five sections of entrepreneurship (each an hour and a half … Continue reading

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Cancelada

Reasons my classes have been cancelled this week (so far): Teacher had to bring a kid to the hospital on his motorcycle, and then another kid Science fair Impending thunderstorm (it wound up passing us by and not even raining) … Continue reading

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My First Few Days in León

So I arrived in León on Sunday, and will be living here for the next two years. León is hot (highs the last few days have been 95+), so the very first thing I did was buy a fan. After … Continue reading

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