Entries by Nicole

Women Empowering Women

Excitement was in the air as women from across the country gathered at our central office in Managua to attend a two day craft training. Together, we learned how to make different styles of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Through songs, prayers, and laughter, we wove bracelets while weaving brighter futures. Women in Nicaragua are the […]

Meet Our Volunteers: Olivia Iekel

Olivia Iekel has already spent two years in Nicaragua working with CEPAD through the RCA (Reformed Church in America). After graduating from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, she spent two years as a medical interpreter before moving to Managua. She now serves as CEPAD’s volunteer coordinator while supporting some church and delegation partnerships. Her […]