Community

19 Nov

Waves of Hope 6th Annual Update

A big hello to all of our friends, family, community and connections near and far! We are writing to give you a little update about our Waves of Hope community projects that have been happening this year.  But first, we want to thank all of you who have generously donated your time, energy and or finances to our ongoing community development initiatives in Manzano Uno.  We are extremely grateful for your continued support, thank you.  Here is an update on Waves...

06 Oct

Discover an Eco-Friendly Resort in a Gorgeous Location Where You Make a Difference

Broadcast on July 23, 2015 through Inner Revolutionary Radio. Listen at Inner Revolutionary Radio. Discover an Eco-Friendly Resort in a Gorgeous Location Where You Make a Difference. Let Earl Cahill Inspire You to Become More Daring About YOUR Life! Episode Description Can you enjoy an eco-friendly resort in Central America, surf, do yoga, and at the same time help a local community realize its dreams, including schools and clean water? Plus know that employees are paid a fair wage and are afforded...

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...

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...

17 Feb

Alternative Break to Nicaragua

Like most GW Students, I was drawn to GW because of the amazing opportunities students had because of living in the heart of DC. And even if I am just a sophomore, I have experienced my fair share of amazing #OnlyAtGW moments. In the short year and a half I have been a colonial, I attend speeches given by both President Obama and Vice President Biden, I have started an internship which I would never have dreamed of being a...

20 Oct

PLEASE DONATE TODAY!

We are writing today as we are in need of your help as accounts are running dry down here and we are badly in need of donations to help keep our programs running and our progress moving forward. We also wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on how we have been spending your very generous donations over the past 18 months. PLEASE HELP OUR CAUSE BY DONATING TODAY! Waves of Hope High School As...

08 May

Greenhouse for the people of El Manzano Uno

Hello, my name is Stephen Tolpinrud. I am 26 years old and I recently finished a certificate in Agroecology from UCSC. The certificate, which was obtained while living, working, and studying on a farm, taught me how to grow food using organic methods.  The experience impacted me viscerally.  Since then I have been impassioned to make a difference. That is why this spring I will be riding my bicycle from New York City, NY to Astoria, OR. I want to...

29 Sep

July is for consistency…

The month of July has now come and gone and in Manzano #1 we continue to play baseball. The beginning of my time here, teaching baseball, required little initiative on my part. The children in the community are very used to playing multiple sports in the course of a year. Futbol (soccer), surfing, volleyball and baseball are the most common sports that the children as well as most adult men take part in so getting the kids to play baseball...