About 13 years ago, members of Sister Communities of San Ramon, started Finca Esperanza Verde (FEV) as a unique experiment in ecotourism and local empowerment - part organic coffee farm - part tourist lodge. As new owners of the FEV, we are delighted to be able to continue their legacy in providing a unique experience for our visitors. The finca sits prominently on the edge of a quiet country road at 4000 ft (1200 mts) above sea level, providing spectacular views of the Dariense mountain range and the green valley of Matagalpa far below. The farm provides local Nicaraguans with profitable and sustainable ways to share their culture with visiting tourists and has received international recognition as a model of poverty alleviation through sustainable tourism and other socially responsible programs.
Potential areas for volunteer involvement include:
Escuela "La Chispa" - a small, one room classroom located on FEV's property. Anywhere from 45 to 65 students ranging in ages from 4 to 17 attend this school. One teacher divides his time between the students and welcomes anyone interested in coming to help at the school. Volunteers can create lesson plans, teach English, play games and sports, sing songs, and more!FEV's trails - The natural cloud forest environment and spectacular views are second to none in Northern Nicaragua. There are 5 hiking trails, over 10 kilometers of trails in all, give the visitor full access to the entire property; including primary forest, transitional forest, organic coffee fields, look-out points, and community trails. • Trail Maintenance • Trail blazing Organic Garden • Garden Maintenance including transplanting crops • Building raised beds • Landscaping Maintenance These projects have some flexibility for volunteers to choose what most interests them and to focus energy there. It is a great opportunity to share a cultural experience with the indigenous people of Nicaragua while doing meaningful volunteer work!
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
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