“Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India seva was believed to help one’s spiritual growth and at the same time contribute to the improvement of a community. This is the art of giving with no need to receive, where the act itself is a gift to everyone involved. Seva is the art of blessed action. 

Listed below are organizations that Apoyo Lodge holds close to our heart which guests may feel called or inspired to contribute some of their time to while in Nicaragua.

Granada Animal Outreach

Granada Animal Outreach (GAO) is an animal rescue organization located in Granada Nicaragua. Through the support of dedicated volunteers and donations, GAO works to put an end to the suffering of homeless, abused and neglected dogs by helping them find permanent, loving homes. Though their primary focus is dog rescue, they hope for the day in which all the animals of Nicaragua are happy, healthy and safe. 
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. "- Josh Billings

Organización Nicaragüense Ambiental

An NGO (non-governmental organisation) committed to the protection of the flora and fauna of Nicaragua. Currently protesting to pass Law-747 which will ban the use of animals in circuses in Nicaragua.
"Saving one dog won't change the world, but the world will change for that one dog." - Unknown

The Peace Project

The Peace Project is a com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion work­ing to expand edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties, fos­ter envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship, and facil­i­tate com­mu­nity devel­op­ment in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua.
"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it." -Marianne Williamson