Below is a list of references and resources used for the content of this Web site. For information on volunteering in Nicaragua, check out any of the links to the left!

Photos and Graphics

Photos that are not my own are courtesy of J. Casler, C. Gentile, M. Deck, C. Tsununtnasuk, and A. Thomas. Special thanks for their permission to use these photos.
All other graphics are used under the Creative Commons license.


Special thanks to Dr. Timothy Fogarty for all his wisdom. Also, thanks to Seeds of Learning for providing information on what to bring to Nicaragua.

Academic References

Babb, F.(2001). After Revolution: Mapping Gender and Cultural Politics in Neoliberal Nicaragua. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Fisher, W.F.(1997). Doing good? The politics and antipolitics of NGO practices. Annual Review of Anthropology, 26, 439-464.

Fogarty, T.(2005). From volunteer vacationing to solidarity travel in Nicaragua: An NGO mediated rural development strategy. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Florida).
(Quote by Mike Woodard reprinted with Mr. Woodard's consent.)

Fogarty, T.(2009). Searching for solidarity in Nicaragua: Faith-based NGOs as agents of transcultural voluntourism. In T. Hefferan, J. Adkins and L. Occhipinti (Eds.), Bridging the Gaps: Faith-Based Organizations, Neoliberalism, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (pp. 83-102). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Hoy, P.(1998). Players and Issues in International Aid. West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press.

Locke, R.(2003). The promise and perils of globalization: The case of Nike. MIT IPC Working Paper 02-008. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Whisnant, D.E.(1995). Rascally Signs in Sacred Places: The Politics of Culture in Nicaragua. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.