MEDA Field Experiences

Nicaragua-TourNICARAGUA • October 23-26, 2014

See the impact MEDA has on communities in rural Nicaragua, as well as meet employees and clients of MiCredito, a MEDA-founded microfinance institution helping entrepreneurs every day.

Tour Highlights:

  • Designed with you in mind: a low-cost, four-day trip that will change the way you see the world
  • Experience the beautiful country of Nicaragua without breaking the bank or taking too many vacation days from work
  • Meet the people changed by MEDA’s business-minded approach to poverty
  • Learn more about microfinance and how it enriches lives
  • The opportunity to zip line through the beautiful Nicaraguan countryside
  • Cost: $600 per person (single accommodations)
    or $530 per person (double accommodations) plus airfare

For more information or to sign up, contact tour leader
Ethan Eshbach - eeshbach@meda.org or 1-800-665-7026


Ethiopia-TourETHIOPIA
November 14-24, 2014

See two MEDA projects in action!

  • Ethiopians Driving Growth through Entrepreneurship and Trade (EDGET)
  • Ethiopians Fighting Against Child Exploitation (E-FACE)

  • Tour Highlights:

  • Meet EDGET weavers, textile designers, rice farmers and processors along with an E-FACE Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA)
  • Visit Lake Chamo, the National Museum, the town of Lalibela, artisan shops and Mekonnen Lodge for a traditional Coffee Ceremony
  • Attend a service at Meserete Kristos Church and learn about Mennonite history in Ethiopia
  • Get to know the MEDA Ethiopia project staff
  • Cost: Land Double Occupancy: $1,350 USD/$1,485 CDN per person, share basis
    Land Single Occupancy Supplement: $360 USD/$400 CDN
    International & Domestic Airfare: $1,912 USD per person from Dulles (subject to booking - see detailed itinerary for more info)
Download Full Itinerary and Travel Info (PDF)

For more information or to sign up, contact tour leaders
Marlin Hershey - mhershey@meda.org or 1-800-665-7026
Hilda Pries - hpries@meda.org or 1-800-665-7026