truckPotters for Peace is pleased to announce that, due to many requests from our supporters, we are organizing a shorter, more intensive brigade that we are calling a Work Brigade. Our first Work Brigade, which will be 6 days long, will take place from November 22 to 28, 2015.

Description of the trip

This 6-day Work Brigade will build a kiln shed at El Calero, a pottery community near the town of San Juan de Limay. During our 4 days onsite, participants will be welding, measuring, cutting, digging, lifting and engaging in other construction activities.

Cost of trip

Your fee of $950 covers everything except airfare to Nicaragua and personal purchases while there.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Managua, pickup from airport, brief orientation, dinner and overnight stay in Managua.

Day 2-4: Breakfast, travel 3 1/2 hours by van to El Calero. Each day we will be at El Calero until 4 pm. We will eat dinner and sleep at San Juan de Limay. We will be staying in a community building and sleeping on cots. This is definitely NOT a hotel; the experience will be more like camping out. Transport between El Calero and San Juan de Limay will be by pickup truck.

Day 5: Return to Managua.

Day 6: Airport and home.

Download our information packet.
Download and fill out ourĀ registration form.
Contact Abby Silver ( for further information.

Don’t miss this chance to get your hands dirty while you experience life in a tiny Nicarguan pueblo!