Monthly Archives: September 2015

23 Sep

Clean Water Community Initiative – Project Update Sep 2015

In August we hosted a team of volunteers from Surf For Life and began digging trenches alongside our team of community volunteers from El Manzano #1. A very generous new neighbor from Spain donated a back hoe as well to help speed along the trench work. Trenches were dug from the site of the well to the water tank and pressure tubes were laid. This covered a distance of about 700 meters. We have also installed the...

29 Sep

Giving Back with Waves of Hope

Originally posted at No & Yo: Giving Back with Waves of Hope For NO&YO, giving back to the community is a must and is the core of our philosophy. It is especially important to NO&YO’s values that we all may share the joys of what life has to offer while helping to spread a positive impact around the world. And so a portion of proceeds from every single item sold is donated to various charities. In 2013...

22 Sep

Nicaragua could be your next yoga retreat destination!

Originally posted at YogaScapes: 10 Best Yoga Retreats in Nicaragua – Nicaragua could be your next yoga retreat destination! Northern Nicaragua Yoga, Surf and Service Retreat Coco Loco Resort A community focused eco-resort in northern Nicaragua, you’ll not only find yoga, surf and paradise here, but you’ll also find community. Coco Loco resort is home to Waves of Hope, a non-profit with a mission of improve the quality of life in their community through strengthening local education, healthcare,...

15 Sep

3 30-Somethings Are Building Up A Community In Nicaragua With ‘Waves Of Hope’

Originally published in the Huffington Post: 3 30-Somethings Are Building Up A Community In Nicaragua With ‘Waves Of Hope’ Many people dream of giving it all up to live on a beach or to help make the world a better place. Earl Cahill managed to do both of those things, all by the age of 36. Cahill, a Kingston, Ont. native, is a co-owner of Nicaragua’s El Coco Loco Eco-Resort, as well as the president of its associated non-profit arm,...

08 Sep

El Coco Loco Resort, Nicaragua

Originally posted at One Giant Step: El Coco Loco Resort, Nicaragua It’s the story of a place that often holds the most appeal. Much like my infatuation with the Cave Lodge in Northern Thailand, El Coco Loco drew me in with their story of friendship and commitment to a vision. As three Canadian college boys, Jamie, Earl, and Ben travelled together experiencing the world and dreaming of how their lives might turn out. Unsurprisingly there was...

01 Sep

Changing the lives of Chinandega’s children

Originally published in the Globe and Mail: Changing the lives of Chinandega’s children The donors: Jamie Collum, Ben Orton and Earl Cahill The gift: Creating Waves of Hope The reason: To fund educational and health programs in Nicaragua When Jamie Collum, Ben Orton and Earl Cahill graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2002, they travelled to different parts of the world. A few years later, the friends reunited in Guatemala and spent some time touring Central America. During that trip, they fell...