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

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


Empowers and equips rural communities to be the agents of their own development

Connects communities and volunteers to advance development in rural communities

For more than twenty years, we have partnered with universities, schools and families in our development work in Central America, fostering a commitment to social justice while supporting rural communities to achieve measurable, sustainable improvements in their standards of living.

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

Recent Updates


Working to Build Resilience

Nicaraguan Health authorities have reported a total of 2,519 positive cases and 74 deaths. However, the lack of detailed information from the government has created an environment of uncertainty. Read about the personal and professional experience of dealing with COVID from our Agroforestry Director, Lesbia, as well as how our programs help build community and personal resilience.

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Construction & Sanitation in the Highlands

In efforts to provide for a long-term solution, ViviendasLeón has proposed a preliminary project design that includes 4 composting toilets, a small library and an outdoor, covered reading area. The design addresses the challenges of unreliable water for flushing toilets and the lack of familiarity with maintaining composting toilets.

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