Journeys of Solutions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to be the accounting, depository, and disbursement mechanism for volunteer grassroots organizations like 4 Walls Project / Proyecto 4 Paredes.

#hammockWholeStory Hammocks. Started by University of Dayton student, Colin Johnson, this is a 3-way entrepreneurial project. Colin buys hammocks — gorgeous and hand made — from a Nicaraguan artisan. For every 100 sold, he donates a house to 4Walls.

Enlace Project. The Enlace Project, an NGO created through the State University of New York at Geneseo, provides business consulting and planning, financial and leadership training, and project management services to the community of El Sauce.

Ciudad Hermana was established after a group of Rochester-area activists traveled to Nicaragua in 1987. Its mission has been to support the people of El Sauce with political solidarity and humanitarian assistance, as well as to educate the people of Rochester through lectures, meetings, and a newsletter.

DIDES (Dimenciones del Desarollo). With volunteer Colleen Dunham, DIDES has undertaken the “Pig Project,” a subsistence agriculture project in El Sauce, which enables families to eat better and make a little money.

The Friends Project was created by Kris Dreessen, a regular visitor to El Sauce, who describes it as “a simple name for a simple idea: When I travel, my friends and I collect money. When I go, I find new homes for the donations where it can really make a difference. In America, 50 bucks means dinner for two. In other places it can mean a food cart to start a business or treatment of malaria.”

Pack, Paddle, Ski is an adventure travel organization started by the French family more than 20 years ago. PPS spawned Journeys of Solutions, as well as other organizations and projects around the world. Since 2011, PPS has brought a volunteer group to El Sauce to build with 4 Walls each year.

Go Philanthropic connects donors to carefully selected grassroots organizations around the world to provide effective, creative, and sustainable solutions to global issues. GoPhil was born from a desire to be more than just a check-writing charity — to be a creative,  active, and engaged humanitarian organization. GoPhil brings high school volunteer groups to construct 4 Walls houses in El Sauce.

One New Education (ONE) was co-founded by 4 Walls volunteer Christa Sadler. ONE provides educational opportunities for young women in developing and underdeveloped countries. Women are the threads that bind these communities, so access to education helps the girls, their families, and  society. The mission of ONE is to open doors for these young women, one at a time.

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