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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As our Arts and Honey programs continue to thrive, they also are creating new products to expand their markets.
Celebrating the life and mourning the passing of Nayelis Rivas, a young girl from Goyena who many of us had gotten to know over the years.
Cristina became a single mother in 2015 and with no options to turn to, became empowered to support her family through our rural farming program