Nicaragua 2015: Power changes everything
My heart is full. Today I sit in my airplane seat watching the Nicaraguan countryside and landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes and volcanoes slowly shrink beneath me. Though grateful to be heading home, I also feel just a little sadness, knowing I am leaving a little bit of my heart behind – in the mountains, in the markets, and mostly in the humble homes of Platanal. In this beautiful rural community, nestled in the mountains outside Boaco, I worked alongside many others from Generation V, bringing power to 40 families that have never had electricity before. There are so many insights we will take away from this experience. Here are just a few:
It was an adventure filled with so many memories and special moments. And perhaps the most amazing part was sharing it with so many of the like-minded individuals who make up Generation V. I am deeply grateful to the Associate Leaders and my colleagues at corporate who made this journey what it was. We changed the lives of 40 families in Platanal and will come home with the stories and experiences that will change not only our own lives, but the lives of those who are just learning about Viridian.
My plane will land tonight at JFK and tomorrow begins a new day back in my regular life, which thanks to my transformative week in Nicaragua doesn’t feel so regular anymore. The people of Platanal have forged a place in my heart, and are now permanently woven into the fabric of my life. They are part of me, and I am part of them.
Written by: Chief Strategy Officer, Cami Boehme