Our third annual trip took us to Central America, where we explored the beautiful tropical country of Nicaragua. Once again, we partnered with the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD), and leveraged the connections of their primary office in Ciudad Sandino. We visited two non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Fundacion Fenix and Alternativa. FSD partners with more than 300 community-based organizations on three continents to build networks and collaborate on community-driven approaches to development issues. The NGOs we visited support a variety of community initiatives ranging from education to women's empowerment to ecology.