When Lonna Harkarder asked me to consider organizing a group to visit San Ramón back in 2002, I was really not sure what to expect. While my students and I had been supporting SCSRN’s work for several years, none of us had any first-hand experience with Nicaragua. However, I had total faith in Lonna when… Read More →
For 15 years, SCSRN has been working with the Casas Huesped, which is a group of seven families in San Ramón who open their homes to receive international visitors. The Casas Huesped (which means “guesthouses” in Spanish) were initially formed to provide a cultural immersion experience to our visitors. Now, after more than 15 years… Read More →
One of the perks of my Executive Director job is that I get to travel to Durham, North Carolina twice a year to meet with the Board of Directors. I took my first trip this past December and got to meet all of the Board members face-to-face for the first time. This was a great… Read More →
Welcome to Sister Communities of San Ramón’s first-ever blog (and, incidentally, my first-ever blog entry)! The idea for this blog emerged from our need to have greater communication with our contributors in the States about what’s going on in San Ramón. That’s why we’ve decided to use this outlet to give updates on our projects,… Read More →
Much of our writing will be from Anjie our in-country Executive Director. She’ll provide in-depth descriptions about what’s happening in San Ramón. Anjie will share her perspective and stories about the people of San Ramón and how we can best work in partnership. Meanwhile, what we can do best from the US is to help… Read More →
Our returning ecotour participants have been so enthusiastic that we want to offer this opportunity to more travelers. We are now pleased to offer our San Ramón Coffee® as a fundraiser for groups planning an ecotour trip to San Ramón! If you’ve tried our coffee you know that it is a special treat; grown in… Read More →
SCSRN has been asked to build two pre-schools for two different elementary schools. These pre-school age children have been meeting under a tree outside or in the school kitchen as there is no classroom space. The two schools are El Matazano and Bella Vista.
Sister Communities invites you to join us for an evening of fun, music, food and drink! May 4th from 5-7pm Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits 106 West Parrish St. #1 Durham, NC 27701 Help us invest in the future of the children of San Ramón by supporting our education projects! We have just completed the… Read More →