Wake Forest business students work with small businesses in Nicaragua

Mallory Forsman

Project Nicaragua

Since the fall of 2006, Wake Forest School of Business students have been working with small businesses in Nicaragua to find new ways to optimize the businesses’ values through consulting projects and business skills seminars.  This year, the team left on Saturday to spend their Spring Break immersing themselves in the culture and businesses of Nicaragua. 

Whether learning on the ground in Nicaragua, or developing a new strategy at home in the classroom, students not only have a chance to impart a piece of their acquired knowledge, but also an opportunity to learn a great deal from the business owners.

Below are are a few highlights from this year’s trip:

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Project NICA student Genevieve Holland ziplines while at the base of Mombacho Volcano outside of Granada

Project NICA students Sarah Lupton, Paul Brown, and Torin Martinez during a visit to crater lake Laguna de Apoyo in Catarina

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Project NICA students visit a local rosquilleria to see production of Nicaragua’s most popular snack foods, Rosquillas

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Project NICA students attend a lecture with Dr. Aynn Setright on the history and politics of Nicaragua, held at Casa Dingledine.Project NICA student Patrick Scherer teaches the finance module for local business owners. 


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Project NICA student Zack Young explains marketing concepts to local business owners.