ep_01: ICS Volunteering in Nicaragua with Chloë Smith

This episode TIFGYG’s Signe talks to Chloë Smith about the time they both were working and living in a tiny mountain village in rural Nicaragua, Central America.

During the three months they spend in Matagalpa region, they were part of a WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) project by Raleigh International, as part of their International Citizen Service, a UK governmental programme that sees 18-24 year old people take part in a variety of projects in Majority world.

We discuss what it was like, more about the the project and the charities we worked with, what we wish we’d known before, and, oh, that time we had an actual exorcism at the local church for Halloween.

For a more detailed read on the three months there, here’s a piece written by Jake Machin, another fellow volunteer on the project.

Chloë having a bucket-shower in Palan Bilampi, Nicaragua.

Currently Chloë lives in Bristol, where she is a performance and dance artist and a part-time post-woman. Visit here to find out more about her and her current projects.

Happy listening!

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