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Tonight we will be celebrating ‘los Aguizotes’, a traditional Masayan celebration which takes place annually on the last Friday of October. ‘Los Aguizotes’ are characters from folkloric Nicaraguan...
Progressio, 28 October 2014
Week 3 brought about our first week of construction, we had already visited the families who wished to receive an eco-latrine last week and instructed them to have the materials ready for us. With...
Progressio, 28 October 2014
So we’ve arrived all safe and sound and ready to tackle whatever the next 10 weeks throws our way. To document our journey we have all considered the reasons we have for being here, what we hope to...
Progressio, 28 October 2014
Across the globe, people can easily be divided into two distinct groups: those that ‘Eat to Live’ and those that ‘Live to Eat’. Whilst the former see food as a source of energy alone, for the latter...
Progressio, 23 October 2014
Team Gracias finally arrived at our home for the next eight weeks on the 10th after meeting the nine national volunteers and our partner organisation, Red COMAL in the town of Siguatapeque the day...
Progressio, 22 October 2014
If Malawi is the Warm Heart of Africa, then Mulanje is its Aorta- the largest and greatest blood vessel, where the lifeblood of the country is at its richest. We may be biased, but a week at the foot...
Progressio, 22 October 2014
Our first week in Masaya consisted of lots of latrine talk, truck breakdowns and acquiring herculean strength to lift cement blocks, countless buckets of gravel and even move a broken down truck with...
Progressio, 22 October 2014
The first few days in Santa Marta have been very exciting.  Starting on Thursday 9th October and ending on Wednesday 15th there has been a festival that commemorates the return of the people of...
Progressio, 22 October 2014
The 3 lads (later to become muchachos) of Progressio Nicaragua cycle 9, had quite the bonding expeience when we had to practice some newly acquired running skills with shock sprinting at the airport...
Progressio, 22 October 2014
Team Malawi is made up of three placement groups: Ungweru (translated as ‘Light – Jesus’ Light Shining on the Community’), WESM (Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi) and COWLHA (Coalition of...
Progressio, 14 October 2014