Engaging communities and empowering agents of change, ViviendasLeón is dedicated to eliminating rural poverty

ViviendasLeón is an international non-profit, sustainable development organization:


We empower and 
equip communities in Central America to eliminate rural poverty.

For over twenty years we have worked with rural communities to achieve measurable, sustainable gains in their standards of living, and partnered with universities and volunteers who support our mission while developing a commitment to social justice.

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

Blog

An interview with Daisy Ramirez

Daisy has worked hard to overcome numerous obstacles and become an independent woman in her family and community. Today she earns a living wage as a farmer and small businesswoman, and supports her family with her earnings and food that she grows on her small farm.

Continue reading >
Blog

An interview with Cristina Alvarez

Cristina has realized a dream of hers: to work at home with her children and make a better life for all of them. Today she and her daughter Yorleni work together on their organic farm, preparing the soil, planting seedlings and harvesting food crops. They both earn a living wage from their efforts and are working together for a better life.

Continue reading >
Blog

Field Report: Hurricane Iota

Following the same destructive path of Hurricane Eta which affected the region in early November, Hurricane Iota has developed into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes of the season. Read VL's Field Report and learn about the impact Hurricane Iota is having on Central America and the communities we work in.

Continue reading >
Blog

New project in Campo Verde, Guatemala

In an effort to create long-term solutions, ViviendasLeón is proposing a project that includes composting toilets at a rural school. The design addresses the challenges of unreliable water for flushing toilets and collects rainwater for important hygiene uses.

Continue reading >
Blog

COVID Procedures Central America

The global pandemic that the COVID-19 virus has caused requires dramatic shifts in public behavior as well as brings to light the lack of preparedness our governments worldwide have in combating a public health crisis.

Continue reading >