Nicaragua Mission Trip 2017 - Part 2 El Porvenir
Part 2 - El Porvenir
Above is the view from the porch of the main structure in the center of the community. At right, David Rothenberg takes a rest on the porch. Below you can see our sleeping arrangements. The wooden beds were made by the community members from a previous donation from Sixth Presbyterian church. They are used to accommodate guests who come to visit. (Thanks Brenda Flores for the mosquito nets!)
During our visit we spent a day working with the teams from the coop. We learned about the growing the coffee plants, how the cooperative works, and helped spread compost on new coffee plants.
At right, David helps carry a bucket of compost. Cooperative residents do their work in teams and everyone is paid equally, including the leaders and elders of the coop. Pictured below with David and Sara Berg is Renee, an elder and manager of the cooperative.
Another project we helped with at El Porvenir during our visit was painting the porch railings and newly installed railing on the steps.
We ate wonderful meals together around the table at the home of Renee and Inez. Inez makes use off all available resources to cook delicious food. The rooster above fed out group and five other family on the cooperative during our visit.