What People Say

"I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our group. From our time spent at the local public school to spending time in the city of El Transito, it was amazing. Thank you for your hospitality and for sharing your love of Nicaragua with us!"

Zachary Goldberger

Michigan, USA

"This was the best week ever! I loved being given the opportunity to make a difference in so many people’s lives. I can’t wait to come back and do it all over again!"

Brayden H.

Michigan, USA

"Thanks for organizing such a fantastic experience for our group of teens. You helped open their eyes to the world around them, and made their spring break the adventure of a lifetime."


Jen Lader

Michigan, USA

"My family (including three kids ages 8 to 10) was seeking a place where we could both volunteer in a community while also enjoying ourselves, and Craft for Community was perfect! We spend two incredible weeks with Jared, Jen, and James in their new house right on the beach. They arranged for us to volunteer at the local school, where we brightened up a garden fence and planted some veggies. The students were interested in what we were up to and even pitched in!

The house is about a 30 to 40 minute walk down the beautiful beach, but we’d often get a ride if we weren’t feeling up to it. There are awesome tidepools right behind their property—great for relaxing and searching for critters.

The town of El Tránsito is small but growing, with several restaurant options. (Be aware that most take cash only.) There are plenty of surfboard rentals, and we took advantage of lessons. We also took in a baseball game. (El Tránsito won!)

The staff at the house are fantastic and friendly. Fran is an excellent cook, while Emir took time to show us how to use a cast net for bait and then gave us a lesson in handline fishing.

We hated to leave, but we hope to return soon."

Scott Schiller

California, USA

"Growing up in a bubble inside the US I was never much interested in International travel. When the opportunity arose to head to Nicaragua with a group of friends, I decided to go see what all the fuss was about. A group of 4 headed out for a 10 day adventure and I was definitely not ready for all the excitement to come. I feel like the perfect amount of activity and relaxing was achieved and can’t believe how much we were able to fit in. A special thanks to Jenn, Jared, Fran, and Emir for all of their efforts allowing for an unforgettable experience!The only hardship we endured was having to leave at the end! I would recommend a Craft For Community excursion to anyone without hesitation, and absolutely cannot wait to return!!!"

Derek Smith

Colorado, USA

"Such a great, authentic experience! Jared, Jenn, James, Emir and Fran know how to make you feel at home. The hosts arranged a volunteer opportunity for my family to work at the local school, which was such a fun time. The lodging was wonderful with amazing views and easy access to the beach! Our son loved playing in the tide pools and we enjoyed tasty gallo pinto made by Fran. We can't wait to plan our next trip to Craft for Community!"

Darcy Walters

Colorado, USA