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

ViviendasLeón is an international non-profit, human 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, while partnering with institutions, organizations and foundations who support our mission.

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


New Rural Farmer's Markets

Our HCT coordinator, Leonor Zepeda has been working with the community to develop greater socio-economic development. To that end they have created a Rural Farmers Market idea, or Mercado Campesino where our local farmers can sell their produce and products to the community.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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