With the support and guidance of the the Casa Llanta Fund, Rootham Gourmet Preserves (Canada), and the Rotary Club of Guelph South, the women in El Carizal have formed a sustainable women’s co-op locally known as “Condimentos Del Carizal”. The Casa Llanta Fund has hosted several simple microfinance lessons, as well as English classes for the women of Condimentos Carizal to facilitate sales to cruise ship passengers and other English speaking clients that the women encounter in town. The women are making and selling homemade jam of a variety of seasonal fruit flavors. You can support the El Carizal community by purchasing the co-op’s home-made jam whenever you’re in San Juan del Sur. We are working to get the product up to export quality, but for now, you will have to support the ladies by coming to Nicaragua to buy jam.