Gran Pacifica One Stop Along the Journey for Cycling Group

Posted by Adam McGeehan on Dec 16, 2016 1:48:02 PM

This past December 2nd, a large cycling group was making their way through Nicaragua. On their major journey through this beautiful country, they decided to make Gran Pacifica one of the stops on their journey.


The group’s name was VREDESEILANDEN VZW COOPIBO VECO. They are a Belgian non-profit, and comprise 35 members. The group works to support sustainable farming practices, specifically focusing on rural and poverty stricken communities. They hope to alleviate poverty in rural areas. In addition, they want to combat food shortages in poor areas, and to make the food chain more sustainable and inclusive, especially for smalls farmers.

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The group works to promote these efforts in environmental, cultural and socio-economic ways. Having been around since 2007, this group has strengthened their ability to fight poverty since their inception. Their latest trip through Nicaragua is part of a campaign to help alleviate poverty and improve the food supply chain in this country.


When the cyclists arrived at Gran Pacifica, after cycling down the beach from the north, they were greeted with a snack, and a place to rest and regain their energy before continuing on to the next leg of their journey.

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Gran Pacifica is happy to work with this group and groups like it. Gran Pacifica has a great commitment to corporate social responsibility, and so to work with a group like VREDESEILANDEN VZW COOPIBO VECO is a great honor. Gran Pacifica is always looking for groups such as this to work with, such as our recent campaign of donating over 100 wheelchairs to local Nicaraguans in need, which was done in collaboration with Chair the Love. It is always a good feeling to work with groups such as these to promote the betterment of our local community.

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Adam McGeehan

Written by Adam McGeehan

Adam is a recent graduate of Allegheny College. There he majored in Economics with a minor in Spanish. He has always been interested in traveling abroad and is thrilled to have recently taken up residence in Managua, Nicaragua to work as an intern for ECI Development. He is excited to take in all of the culture of this wondrous nation.

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