Hermanas de la Luna was first started in 2009 by a group of women. They sought to promote fair tourism and develop communities in the villages of San José and Las Cruces on the island of Ometepe, located in Lake Nicaragua.
The island of Ometepe is considered to be the paradise of Nicaragua. Despite the tourism sector being quite developed, most locals live in precarious conditions and depend on the seasonal work of the fields.
Hermanas de la Luna seeks to support their community via several axes:
– Development of responsible tourism by welcoming volunteers to their homes.
– Local capacity building through English classes provided by the volunteers.
– Establishment of the various community initiatives
Project in progress today: construction of a community center.
The mission of the volunteers is structured around two axes of intervention.
Training: No particular professional profile, each volunteer will be able to bring his or her own skills to contribute to the mission.
Experience : Having experience living in a country with different living conditions is beneficial for adapting to a new environment.
Languages: A good level of English is required. A basic Spanish is desirable for exchanges with the community.
Qualities required: Strong initiative and proactivity, but also patience! Sensitivity to Animation activities with children Ability to adapté to different living Circumstances of Listening Ability and understanding of cultural Reviews Reviews Reviews Reviews another