Frederlina is 33 and lives in Sabana Grande, Totogalpa, Madriz, Nicaragua, with her mother Romona and father Nicasio, brother Amilcar, son Maynor, nephew Alex and her nieces Maricela and Marlen. Her pastimes include taking walks, laughing and dancing (merinque y disco), cooking and reading. In the past, Frederlina was a social educator and hopes someday to return to that work if something nearby becomes available. Presently, she cooks meals and bakes and sells bread with her mother and other family members.
Frederlina first heard about solar cookers in 2000 and purchased her cooker in 2005. She has been using it for three years to roast coffee and keep food warm.
Grupo Fenix’s local promotional office, Lupita, invited Frederlina to join Las Mujeres Solares in 2000. She and her sister-in-law, Rumalda, were the first two women to host volunteers in 2000. She has hosted Grupo Fenix volunteers and solar culture course participants for eight years. At the end of each course, Frederlina runs the market that sells coffee and crafts from local families.
During the summer of 2008, Frederlina and her family hosted ETHOS volunteer Peter Kolis. The photo shows them at the despedida performing a traditional Nicaraguan dance.
Frederlina has taken business classes and enjoys them. She would love to expand her business of baking and selling bread and is considering opening her own bake shop.
Contact Frederlina by sending an email to email@example.com.