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Written by Latin America Regional Director, Caitlyn Peake Dear friends, It's easy to feel disheartened when stories of conflict, poverty and displacement dominate the news. When headlines fill us with fear ...
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Green Empowerment Welcomes Maria Elisa, Nicaragua Fellow!

Written by Caitlyn Peake, Latin America Regional Director Crisis continues to unfold in Nicaragua. Although violence has diminished considerably and transportation routes are opening up, the people of Nicaragua are ...
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Innovative Financing + Coffee = Solar Power in Nicaragua: Project Update

By Caitlyn Peake, GE's Latin America Regional DirectorMore than 1.3 million people in Nicaragua still lack access to electricity, primarily those living in rural communities. This energy poverty adversely affects ...
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Testing the Waters in Nicaragua: Project Update

Last December, Technical Manager, Elise Kittrell said “hasta la vista” to the Green Empowerment (GE) office as she embarked upon a three-month journey to Nicaragua. Over the course of her ...
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Hygiene and Sanitation in Pueblo Amado, Nicaragua: Final Project Update

In late 2014, Green Empowerment and Nicaraguan partner organization Association of Rural Development Workers- Benjamin Linder (ATDER-BL) worked with the community of Pueblo Amado in Northern Nicaragua to install a ...
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Community Empowerment Expansion in Nicaragua: Project Update

This post was written by GE volunteer Kendra Sterneck.El Jazmin, located in the region of Boaco in central Nicaragua, is a community that faces many complex problems, including high rates ...
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Guest Post: HDR Foundation 2017 Trip to Nicaragua

This post was written by Elizabeth Fleming, a Structural Engineer at HDR and a participant in the HDR Foundation’s service-learning trip to Nicaragua in May 2017 with Green Empowerment.Have you ...
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Honoring Benjamin Linder

This guest blog post was written by Francie Royce, a co-founder and current board member of Green Empowerment. Francie spent over 23 years with the City of Portland in various ...
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Green Empowerment’s Integrated Approach to WASH

Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for human survival and development. Unfortunately, across the globe, approximately 663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access ...
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Welcome Mabel Lazo Quino to the Green Empowerment Team!

We are excited to announce that Mabel Lazo Quino has joined Green Empowerment’s team in Nicaragua as the new Nicaragua Program Coordinator! Mabel is a native Nicaraguan from Siuna (in ...
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