Interview with Claire Ponçon
Claire Ponçon remembers the day that her husband Clément searched in an old atlas where Nicaragua was located. They saw it so small and could only remember that they had read a short time before that the country had just been destroyed by an earthquake.
One night in April of 1974, when Managua was just beginning to recover from the earthquake that completely destroyed it two years before, Claire, her husband and her young son Eric arrived. They loaded their suitcases, a small bicycle and a cookbook.
This French woman, married to an agronomist, arrived in the country “to fulfill the Military Service of France” of her husband, who thanks to his studies was sent as a cooperator to the Central Bank of Nicaragua.
A lot to tell
“There are many years to tell, more than forty years”
says this smiling lady who has become a reference for women entrepreneurs in Nicaragua.
The short version of the story, is that the natural beauty of the country conquered them, and since then they worked tirelessly to preserve the natural resources of Nicaragua through all their projects. “We love the idea that there is always something to do here.”
Claire has been involved in several agricultural initiatives. From coffee to lemons and reforestation, Claire and Clement-Marie arrived in Rivas, where they established “Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge”, a world renowned hotel recommended by the most important traveller publications such as the The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveller, and many more.
“We founded Morgan’s Rock on October 12, 2004,” she recalls. The hotel was born from the idea of her eldest son, Eric, who asked his professor at Cornell University for advice. ( Learn the full story of Morgan’s Rock at: www.morgansrock.com )
For her, women can be more successful as entrepreneurs.
Complete story in the following video!
(Original video available only in Spanish)
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