ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A CONCRETE DIFFERENCE?
At BTCC we are passionate about making a positive, sustainable impact on the poverty we see in Nicaragua.
If you're interested in helping others in need, sign up here to learn about our upcoming Nicaragua trips.
"I thought I would go to Nicaragua once, I would build a house, and that would be the end. Far from it!
I thought I was going there to help people who have nothing, but it turns out that what they gave me was far more than the house we built for them.
I saw a people that have nothing but are happy, content, are family- and community-oriented. Their example to me was life changing."
- Cathy Z, Nicaragua team member for 5 trips and counting!
"I reached a point in my life where I felt I needed to do more than the charity work I was doing from the comfort of my own home and office.
Bridges to Community Canada offered a unique challenge to travel to a part of the world I had never been; to challenge myself mentally without the comforts of home and to help physically build a community that was in great need.
I recommend to anybody that they challenge themselves and go beyond their comfort level in order to grow."
- Paul M, member of our 2014 team that built a school
"That one week has changed my life forever. My employer chose me and a fellow co-worker to help build two homes alongside Bridges to Community Canada in Sasle, Nicaragua. Throughout the entire trip I felt welcomed, safe and inspired.
By building homes for these Nicaraguan families, I got to see what every day life is like for the people living in this community. I not only changed their lives, but they changed mine in such a beautiful way. I am more grateful, patient, and a much more well-rounded person now.
The things BTCC are doing in these communities is so eye opening and heart warming."
- Kayla B, first-time trip member in January 2015
"I want to start by thanking you and the whole Bridges team for the work you do. It is clear that every detail has been considered. I was extremely impressed by how well run the trip was from start to finish. Consideration was clearly given to how the trip can be made as fun and comfortable as possible while experiencing life in Nicaragua. It was great to experience such a wonderful country and learn about the complex situations that effect it.
Personally I really enjoyed the reflections and the subsequent discussions that followed long after. These reflections allowed me to get to know Nicaragua for much more than the hotel and tourist attractions. Over the course of the week I experienced a wide range of emotions from joy and laughter to sadness and frustration. There was a lot of hard work and deep discussion on the issues and complexity of the situation in Nicaragua. One of the moments I will remember for a long time is having a conversation with a gentlemen for the village learning about his experience being taken as a child soldier while watching other members of the group play baseball with a group of young children."
- Scott M, first-time trip member in October 2017
Each year we organize several trips to Nicaragua and we would love to have you be part of our team. Please enter your name and email address below if you would like details about upcoming trips.