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Complementary to our eco-latrine project, the large quantities of litter in El Pochote presented an exciting challenge for the British and Nicaraguan volunteers in El Medio Ambiente Group. Challenge...
Progressio, 29 September 2014
In the year 1990, the UN finally began peace negotiations concluding a civil war that had claimed the lives of 70,000 Salvadoreans and had torn a nation in two. This proved to be a momentous moment...
Progressio, 17 September 2014
The Nyadombo family is headed by an 82year old widow, Mrs Nyadombo who has four daughters, of which three of them are married and stay away from their home except for Dorica. Aged 55, Dorica stays...
Progressio, 11 September 2014
I find it hard to concentrate as I write this blog for the last time, as our journey in Nicaragua has almost come to an end. With one week left to spend in this remarkable and exotic country, all of...
Progressio, 11 September 2014
HIV is prevalent in every country throughout the world. Here in Malawi HIV and AIDS affects over 11% of the population, with 95% of those infected living in rural communities. Although they do have...
Progressio, 10 September 2014
After weeks of talking about the idea of doing a mural for the local community of La Asomada, we finally took the initiative and set about putting our design ideas into action. The village is very...
Progressio, 10 September 2014
Picture a typical English sports day, imagine the smiling faces of all those competing in an ‘egg and spoon’ race or cheering for their friends at the sidelines. Think about the enjoyment that is...
Progressio, 10 September 2014
Mwanawa Vikililike, Child protection, Mwanawa Vikililike, Child protection, Bringing light to communities, Ungweru Ungweru!  This slogan was used by Team Lupya who have worked with partner...
Progressio, 10 September 2014
This week, week number 3 of being in Santa Marta, has been pretty awesome. Week 1 and 2 were hard. I didn't realise how hard until I experienced this week. We have gone through a lot of difficulties...
Progressio, 9 September 2014
After five weeks of constructing eco-latrines in Nicaragua we are pro-builders, and the latrines are coming along nicely. But we do have interests outside of toilets, and have also been working in...
Progressio, 8 September 2014