Dispatch from Nicaragua: $1.28 per day to feed a family

Today marks my first of ten days in Nicaragua. I am fortunate enough to travel with a group of faculty and students from Tulsa Community College and work with Just Hope, a non-profit organization that builds partnerships with communities in Nicaragua. Our goal is teach children art and music in a community called Chacraseca.

Last night we flew into the capital, Managua, and stayed in a Best Western across the street from the airport. Our group woke up late this morning and said goodbye to air conditioning as we headed to La Casa De Paz (The Peace House) located in Chacraseca. Before we reached our final destination we stopped in Leon, a city about a 20 minute drive outside of Chacraseca.