By Sydney Weldon
This week the ladies of Jatzibe ventured their way via Chicken Bus to the ArteSana community in Peñas Blancas. The six of them stayed in an adorable cabin next door to the legendary Don Chico´s house surrounded by chickens and colorful flowers.
Each morning, Jatzibe would start with a delicious breakfast made by the benevolent kitchen staff, then would venture down the road to work for the community. This week, the ladies worked to eventually build a composting toilet for one of the community´s members!
After working each morning, the ladies would be met with a creative and cultural learning opportunity. These include painting a mural with Jorge, going on a hike and learning about herbal remedies with Don Chico, cook sweet treats with Miriam, and go on a coffee tour with Henry.
This week has been met with a lot of laughter, challenges, illnesses, and sore ankles this week, but it has been a blast! As we wrap up our stay with the loving ArteSana community, we are on our next adventure to the infamous island of Ometepe!