Challenge yourself to live, learn and work in another culture.
ViviendasLeón is the only non-profit organization today whose mission combines sustainable development and global education. The result is a transformational and authentic experience for school groups, families and students who are committed to global citizenship, experiential service learning and cultural immersion.Learn More
Become part of the Global Community
ViviendasLeon embodies transformative experiences in global education travel. Our programs offer the opportunity to become the person you want to be; to introduce your family to other people, cultures and perspectives; to experience challenges and feel successful; to eliminate barriers to understanding of others; to inspire students to become compassionate global citizens; and to gain new independence and insights about yourself and the world we live in.
One community, lasting impact
ViviendasLeon embodies an ongoing commitment to innovative sustainable development in Nicaragua since its founding in 2003. Based in the indigeous region of Sutiaba near León, ViviendasLeón works with communities creating integrated solutions to the interrelated issues contributing to poverty.
Reforestation is a gateway to environmental education, stewardship, erosion control and soil improvement.
An integrated agricultural project to provide food security, environmental education and agricultural jobs.
The Women's Sewing Company provides skilled employment for women in Goyena, Nicaragua
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Conflict resolution is important as it promotes peaceful coexistence amongst community members is part of VL’s wider goal to build self-sufficiency.
In an effort to combat obstacles to women’s success, ViviendasLeón began supporting COABE, to help women launch their own honey business.
Read Indiana’s reflection on finding her passion for community development, and her hopes for the future of the organization and Nicaragua.