Even in homes with access to clean energy through solar, the kitchen is a place where families are still exposed to harmful smoke from cooking over open flames. Because women are responsible for cooking in the household and their children are often with them in the house, both women and children are disproportionately affected by the health and safety hazards that come with burning wood indoors. As household energy managers, women also spend a significant portion of their day gathering wood for cooking. Improved cookstoves are more efficient and require less wood, which means fewer emissions and saving women time.
Tourism & Cultural Activities:
You will work alongside community members and will stay with local host families to better understand the way of life in rural Nicaraguan communities. Before and after the project, volunteers may have a chance to go on a hike, see an eco-resort, enjoy the architecture in a Colonial town, and experience more aspects of Nicaraguan food, music and culture. Our volunteer program gives you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and make a lasting impact in a community, while our projects demonstrate sustainable models for development around the world.
The trip fee is $1,600 per person, which covers all lodging, meals, transportation, activities, taxes, and fees during the 9-day stay in Nicaragua, and contributes to project costs. Airfare is not included. Participants can fundraise for the trip from their personal networks or pay out of pocket.