Last year, Peterborough Lions were pleased to support the Raleigh International and International Citizen Service (ICS) in enabling young people from the UK to travel to Nicaragua, Nepal and Tanzania, to work with other young people locally on projects aimed at helping young entrepreneurs to set up small businesses within their communities, bringing benefits to themselves and those around them.
Volunteer Team Leader, Tom Hudson, travelled out to Wascasoni in northern Nicaragua in May, along with another team leader and 11 volunteers to work with over 50 local young entrepreneurs from 4 nearby communities, with the aim of creating sustainable businesses.
Having returned to the UK, Tom came to our January business meeting to give us a presentation showing their achievements. Over 500 community members were reached through their activities, 11 businesses were set up with seed funding (all of which are still going).
More information about this fantastic project can be found on their website.