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The first group left Friday at 7 a.m. and headed north. Rachel, Michelle and Emma to Esteli where Rachel and Michelle will work with AMLAE, a women’s organization, and Emma will work at a paper-making cooperative. Gina, Jon W, Liz and Ali G are going to Candelaria, a remote village in the Department of Boaco. [...]More»
Having survived, we hope, the final language test on Wednesday morning, we took off Thursday morning for nearby Weimar. The weather has been “variable”—which today meant that we moved between sunshine and downpours with considerable frequency. (This affected the number and quality of pictures we have to illustrate today’s journey.)Weimar has been a center of [...]More»
The six week study portion of our term was brought to a close with a fascinating journey to the departamento of Cusco. Traveling to Machu Picchu requires a plane, a bus, a train and another bus. Along the way we visited archaeological sites containing stonework that revealed brilliant designs and remarkable engineering.The Inca Empire dominated [...]More»
Nature was our focus during week five. Dr. Frank Cervantes showed us the plants that Peruvians from the highlands and rain forests use to prepare herbal medicines. He also explained how the Peruvian health system operates. Alicia, who since 2007 has assisted SST directors by cleaning Goshen Tambo in preparation for our weekly gatherings, demonstrated [...]More»