After carrying out several activities with five rural communities of Somotillo (Nicaragua) for the risk assessment of the municipality, I would say it is important to consider the following issues when planning activities in the field: Venue First and foremost, the meeting has to be scheduled preferably...

In the last few weeks apart from my tasks of supporting the GVC administration office I took part in weekly meetings with local and international organizations to prepare an event in Managua for the celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). On the...

by Erika Bozzato   Community Mobilizers are volunteers affiliated to Lebanese NGOs that are supporting GVC during hygiene promotion campaigns with refugees coming from Syria. They carry out very valuable tasks, visiting Informal tended settlements and informing people about good hygiene practices, safe ways to handle water,...

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]   Since two days ago information started to circulate about the Lebanese Army warning Syrian Refugees in some municipalities in North Bekaa to dismantle their ITSs and leave by the next morning. Officially because some ITSs would be located too close to army...

During the last month I have partecipated in some meetings  between GVC and other organisations involved in the  project “Community Based Disaster Preparedness and Institutional Strengthening to Increase Resilience in the Homogenous Cross Border Region of La Moskitia Honduras and Nicaragua” funded by ECHO and...

Nicaragua, as many countries around the world, is prone to earthquakes. It’s important to be prepared for such an event. But don’t worry! The following article is going to tell how to prepare yourself in case of earthquake. Here is advice to be followed to prepare...

by Ainara Casajús   Home seems to be not so far when you eat like a queen just next door. Maria del Rosario Peralta (known as Chayito) owns the “Cafetín Universitario”, the little bar of the Regional University UNAN León in Somotillo. She can be named after...

When I applied to come to this region I could not know that armed conflict would worsen that much to the date I arrived, and the trip was finally delayed because of these incidents. First, unrest in Jerusalem made the trip to be postponed one...

In order to achieve the goals of my work, I do a survey in small villages of northern Nicaragua. We ask people what are their incomes per month, for their families. Actually, it’s one of the question and we need it to know if income...

  Since I was a student I’ve been interested in volunteering and participating in NGOs and associations activities because I have always thought it was important to contribute to local and international projects. At first I collaborated in my spare time with NGOs taking parting in...