October 17, 2011
Rain has made this trip quite the adventure the last few days, but luckily it has not kept us from visiting the sites where B3 will be working next year. If anything, the rain has made it very apparent how much need there is in Nicaragua. Most families in the sites where we’ll be working make their homes out of whatever materials they can obtain – corrugated tin, plastic, scrap wood, etc. When communities experience heavy rains like they have been, their homes often flood, they can’t get to school or health centers, teachers can’t get to school (therefore classes are cancelled indefinitely), and on and on. Things like houses, bridges, and schools will all change that for these communities when the rainy season hits next year.
As always, each B3 community we visited is eager to have us work in there town and is very excited about the arrival of 40 “gringos.” People are warm and welcoming and children, while shy initially, almost always have big smiles on their faces and love coming with us to walk around town.