Nicaragua Programs & Projects
Nicaragua Travel Program
In partnership with Comunidad Connect, SE@G has developed a series of travel modules in Nicaragua that expose Goizueta students and faculty to the challenges of sustainable economic development, as well as social entrepreneurs and enterprises working to address these challenges. With separate trips designed for EvMBA, MBA and BBA students, SE@G professors lead three different student group each year. In March 2013, the MBA module was expanded to include Costa Rica, thanks to a newly formed partnership with S.E.E.D., a law firm that specializes in ecologically-aware and socially-oriented businesses.
Nicaragua Community Health Connection (NCHC)
NCHC is a collaboration between SE@G and Comunidad Connect to establish the first health clinic for the hardworking community of Los Robles, one that will serve residents long-term. NCHC is based on a unique model that leverages both local contributions of community-service hours and private cash donations. Los Robles residents participate in various community health initiatives throughout the year, and each hour of community service logged by an individual transfers US$2 from donations to the community for the construction and operation of the NCHC. In this sustainable way, residents invest time and energy towards improving their health outcomes, while enabling funds raised by donors to cover NCHC's clinical operations and maintenance, salaries for the full-time clinic staff, and ongoing community service initiatives. To learn more, please visit www.nicachc.org.
Farmers to 40
Farmers to 40 is a not for profit social business that encourages sustainable economic development within the coffee-growing communities of Nicaragua by adequately compensating farmers for their time, skill and effort to produce beans of the highest quality. By engaging in direct trade, Farmers to 40 is able to provide excellent coffee to consumers, while returning 40% of the retail sale price to our Nicaraguan partner farmers who grow the beans. Please visit www.farmersto40.com to learn more.
2013 Coffee Community Connection
Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Comunidad Connect and Finca El Peten invite you to join us in Nicaragua for a Coffee Community Connection tour in November 2013. This trip is designed to help folks better understand and appreciate the people and processes behind the coffee that we drink. Get all the details here.