Given the U.S. State Department’s travel advisory to Nicaragua, several service trips for 2019 have already cancelled. Therefore, until the travel advisory is lifted, we are offering service trips to Costa Rica. Through our extensive connections in Costa Rica, including family members and Women in Action members who now live there, we have developed an interesting and unique trip to Costa Rica. There are several members of WIA who are now living in a neighborhood called “La Managuita” in San Jose (the capital) which is almost all Nicaraguans. Service trip groups would spend time there working on community projects such as repairing a school’s roof, learning about Nicaraguan migration to Costa Rica, and speaking to Nicaraguans about the current situation in Nicaragua. Groups would also stay at Playa Hermosa right on the Pacific Ocean beach in Northwest Costa Rica and work on a community garden and environmental project. Trips to a volcano and rainforest will also be organized.
Trips to Nicaragua: We are still able to receive groups and individuals who are interested in visiting Nicaragua. Despite the State Department’s travel advisory, Nicaragua has returned to being one of the safest Central American countries. If you are interested in coming and learning about what has happened and about the current situation, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). In some ways, this is the most important time to visit and show our solidarity with the friends we support here. With our extensive networks here in Nicaragua, we can not only garaunteee a safe travel experience, but also a unique, firsthand look into what has happened and how it has affected the people.