In January of 2005, Rick Bauman was the sole Canadian in a group of 21 US insurance agents. He went on a house building trip to Nicaragua sponsored by Bridges to Community, a Westchester, New York based charity. He was so taken with the experience that he vowed to return the next year with a group of Canadian insurance brokers.
And he did. In January, 2006, a group of seven Canadians traveled to Las Conchitas, Nicaragua, built two houses and formed Vision #1 (2007-2012) to build 100 houses within the next five years. Bridges to Community Canada was created in 2006 and house #100 was dedicated in January of 2012!