Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Granada, here we come!

Alex and I have just spent two fulfilling, exciting, sweaty, exhausting, happy weeks here in Granada, Nicaragua working for People Helping People Global, a micro-lending organization that operates primarily in the surrounding barrios of the city.  By providing individuals with the necessary capital at 0% interest in order to start new business ventures, or to invest in existing ones, PHPG helps to generate more economically sustainable communities in an effort to reduce the prevalence of extreme poverty in the region.

A brief history: Spanish conqueror Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba founded Granada in 1524, making it one of the oldest colonial settlements in Central America. This colonial legacy persists today in the beautiful architecture of the city:


iglesia guadelupe

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