We drove up from visits to schools in Cuidad Darío and Terrabona the day before and stayed in the new hotel in El Sauce. The following morning, Kathleen and I had an early breakfast then joined Erick for our trip. We took the "highway" to Estelí about an hour drive up - literally - for the most part uphill. We left the vehicle in Campamento and met Chepe from the community of La Rinconada, who had brought down 3 horses for us to ride up on.
|Chepe leads the way as Erick, Kathleen and I follow on horseback.|
|This is where Chepe and the nearby families got their drinking water previously.|
|The community members proudly show their latrines, nicely decorated with flowers.|
|The families kindly humored us in holding the banner for the photo.|
Of course, we are in the rainy season, so we got very wet on our way back to the vehicle. It was still worth it though.