ViviendasLeón is dedicated to eliminating rural poverty in Central America - We empower communities to be agents of change

ViviendasLeón is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate rural poverty:

We empower and equip rural communities to be the agents of their own development

Our programs are participant-centered and community-driven. They address a complex history of neglect in the region, the effects of climate change and gender inequality. They work towards achieving food security and economic stability. We successfully support farm construction and maintenance, human capacity development, and water improvement efforts in rural communities for over two decades.

I have only appreciation in my heart for ViviendasLeón, because of their consistent presence in the community, giving us technical assistance, and encouraging us to move forward despite the problems that arise. ViviendasLeón is more than an organization, it is part of my family.

- Oralia Ramirez

Featured Updates


Expanding our program

With the success of our first kitchen project in Guatemala, our local partner, Mil Milagros, has decided to expand the kitchen program to other schools.

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Building Resilience

Nicaraguan Health authorities have released limited COVID-19 information which has created an environment of uncertainty. Read about the personal and professional experience of dealing with COVID from our Agroforestry Director, Lesbia Alvarado.

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4 years = 20 %

Our unique 4-year cycle of training, farming, water and small businesses establishes a core group of families, 20%, who provide self-sustaining food security and economic expansion in their communities.

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