Help the indigenous community of Las Penitas, Poneloya, Nicaragua



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    We are the idigenous community in Las Penitas, Poneloya, Nicaragua.

    Group of families who want to learn how to organize projects, workshops. We want to finish construction of the house that we were given by the Communidad Indigena Sutiaba and organize preschool and workshops of crafts for our youths.

    We live right at the Pacific ocean. Most of us are fishermen, we live of land and sea or have our little businesses. We are looking for self guided volounteers, who can help us organize ourselfs into the creative community or can help us organize workshops, preschool and finish the constuction of the house.

    We are motivated and we ourselves are volounteers, but still we need the tools, knowhow and practice. We actually need some animation and kind of coaching.

    For volounteers who want to stay with us, We provide the basic place to stay and nice family and tribe. The spokesperson for the moment is Dona Berta and Dona Yami, supported by Marianna, volounteer from Poland.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Seas parte de nuestra familia. Vas aprender muchos costrumbres nicaraguenses. Vas mejorar tus competencias como lider. Tenemos muchos contactos con locales. Con algunas ong en leon....

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    We need selfguided volunteer , who could animate local comunity, do fundrising and help us organize workshops, as well as teach us how to organize into a project. At least one month stay. We care for being part of our community and understanding of our needs and the process of creation, not only the hours worked.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    single room, shared bathroom, hammock . house in the village or in the farm. No smoking no drugs no alcohol in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Enjoy the beach, enjoy the local community, meet volounteers from other organization, visit colonial city of Leon, volcans... Bienvenidos!

    Poneloya is a beach community on the Western coast of Nicaragua. It lies within the department of León and borders Las Peñitas, Nicaragua. Poneloya is about 20 kilometers (12 mi) from the city of León.

    The name Poneloya means “small seeds” in the indigenous language. The town is a vacation home area for the wealthy Nicaraguans and the locals are mostly fishermen, caretakers or they commute to Leon for work. Poneloya is a suburb of Leon.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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