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Enabling the Everyday

It is not every day that one returns to communities in Nicaragua to witness water flowing freely where previously there was none. It is not every day, but it is today. It is not every day that one returns to communities in Nicaragua to witness water flowing freely whe...

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Fighting for the Right

Sitting with Miguel and his family inside the mud walls of a traditional Mapuche ruka in Araucania, Chile, we pass around mate tea, listen to stories of childhood from his gra... Sitting with Miguel and his family inside the mud walls of a traditional Mapuche ruka in Araucania, ...

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Transformative Travel - A Family Affair

“My husband, Jeff, and I have participated in three dental missions in Nicaragua. On two of the missions we took one of our sons when they were each age 14. It has been ... “My husband, Jeff, and I have participated in three dental missions in Nicaragua. On two of th...

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A Look Back at Transformative Travel Milestones

Our Proud Past 1987  First CFCA delegation of volunteers travels to Nicaragua at their own expense to learn from the poor in the middle of the Contra war. 1997  First Travel ... Our Proud Past 1987  First CFCA delegation of volunteers travels to Nicaragua at their own expense ...

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Ties that Bind in the Bosawas

It was with great excitement and eagerness that I returned to the gorgeous rainforest region of Nicaragua alongside the traveling companions I visited the region with back in ... It was with great excitement and eagerness that I returned to the gorgeous rainforest region of Nica...

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What a Smile Sounds Like

It is said that 90% of communication is nonverbal. Nevertheless, with a when in Rome attitude, I ask our local translator the Mam word for Good Morning. There isn’t one,... It is said that 90% of communication is nonverbal. Nevertheless, with a when in Rome attitude, I ask...

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No Cavity Club. Now Recruiting Members

And despite arriving to infants on the backs of mothers, brothers and sisters boasting baby bottles filled with a brown liquid with a troubling resemblance to Coca-Cola (or co... And despite arriving to infants on the backs of mothers, brothers and sisters boasting baby bottles ...

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Bosawas, Below the Surface

While it was not the first journey down the Rio Coco for Change for Children staff, the unique perspective of Paragon brigade participants experiencing the reserve for the fir... While it was not the first journey down the Rio Coco for Change for Children staff, the unique persp...

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Clean Water - A Reason to Celebrate

Glenn Isaac and his family traveled to Nicaragua this year and took part in the inauguration of the well in the community of El Tanque, drilled as part of the Nicaragua Water ... Glenn Isaac and his family traveled to Nicaragua this year and took part in the inauguration of the ...

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