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Our Team


In addition to our Board of Directors the team of Proyecto Mosaico e.V. consists of three permanent staff members in Nicaragua and one permanent staff member in Germany. Our work is also supported by interns and volunteers in our office in Granada. We are experts who support our volunteers and our partner projects adequately and are also able to offer training. Since we all once were volunteers in the past, we share this experience with you and can understand your concerns very well.


Our Team in Nicaragua



Gina Vetter (24)

Function: Volunteer Coordination

Gina just finished her bachelors degree in communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne. During her studies she already did an internship at a travel agency in Argentina and worked several months at a hotel in Costa Rica. After her stay she traveled some months through South- and Central America. These experiences strengthened her wish to come back to Latinamerica after her studies. While searching for a suitable job in the social field she became aware of Proyecto Mosaico. Since August 2017 she is supporting Proyecto Mosaico as the volunteer coordinator in our office in Granada, Nicaragua.


imgpsh_fullsize - Arbeitskopie 2Larissa Werren (21) 

Function: Intern Volunteer Coordination Assistant and Public Relations

Larissa completed her studies with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Lucerne in summer 2017. At the moment, she’s doing a practical gap year where she gives a try to different jobs all over the world. After working as a tour guide in England and doing an internship in Portugal, she ended up in Nicaragua. Larissa was fascinated by the work of Proyecto Mosaico because of its social background and the opportunity to explore a new culture. She has not been to South- or Central America before. Therefore, she was even happier to engage in an adventure in Granada!



Mareike Markheiser (26)

Function: Grafic design

Mareike studied media design at the Cooperative State University Ravensburg in cooperation with an agency. Traveling and living in foreign countries is always her passion, so she combined working and traveling to gain new experience. Now she supports our team in the office of Granada as volunteer in graphic-design until June 2018. She is looking forward to a great time with Proyecto Mosaico in Nicaragua.





Jakob Faust (22)

Function: Intern Volunteer Coordination Assistant and Public Relations

Jakob is studying social sciences at the Georg August University Göttingen in Germany. His main subjects are political sciences and sociology with a focus on international relations. Before finishing his bachelors degree, he decided to use the option of a break semester to collect practical experience in a foreign country and culture. He used his first break from studying in 2016  to explore Sibiria with the Transsiberian Railway and to study in Finland for half a year. Before his decision to join the Proyecto Mosaico Team he engaged in different projects in the social work sector, like working in a refugee shelter, tutoring for the orientation weeks at the university or as part of a diversity project of the institute of diversity Göttingen. Now the possibility to work with Proyecto Mosaico displays a great opportunity to connect collecting international experience with a good cause.



Lila (7), Batman (6 months)

Function: Fun, game and cuddle

These are our two office-cats. Lila has long since become a part of the team, Batman has been strengthening the team since a few months ago. They fulfill their tasks entertaining and welcoming the new volunteers and staff members excellently. Due to the comfortable nature of Lila and the playful personality of  Batman everyone quickly falls in love with them.






Our Team in Guatemala



Lucrecia Garcia (Lucky)

Function: Emergency contact, Volunteer mentor

Lucrecia Garcia (Lucky) has been volunteering for Projecto Mosaico e.V. for almost 4 years now. She is a 53 years old Guetamalan who was born in Antigua, a cosmopolitan city in Guatemala. At the URL (Universidad Rafael Landívar) she studied clinical psychologie and despite of her mother tongue Spanish, she also speaks English, German and Italian. At the moment she lives in a small community called Jocotenange, 10 minutes by car from Antigua. Her aim is to help people and she likes to be surrounded by people who are harmonious, peaceful and optimistic.



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