Hurricane Julia brings rain, wind and crop damage

October 9, 2022 Hurricane Julia passes over Nicaragua:Today, Hurricane Julia created flooding in many areas of Nicaragua. Overflowing rivers, flooded homes or homes with roofs blowing off, and damage to infrastructure throughout the country The category one hurricane touched the Caribbean coast near Bluefields at dawn with winds of 140 km/h, impacting between Orinoco and

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Empowering women to transform the economy

Leon, Nicaragua Rural economic expansion Expanding economic opportunities for women has been one of the main objectives in each of the programs that ViviendasLeón implements in our rural communities. A central component to achieve this is empowering women to see themselves as independent bread-winners in their community. Our training program, HCT, promotes social inclusion while

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San Francisco Internships

Our Program: University student interns at our San Francisco office work closely with the ViviendasLeón executive team on various projects related to organizational growth and outreach. Interns begin their time with an orientation to learn about the organization, the communities we work with, and the work they will be contributing. TERM: Semester-long, and Year-round opportunities

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Water Security Program

Improving wells for water security Claudia BarreraNicaraguans living in rural communities often face an interlocking web of roadblocks which inhibit development, such as poverty, food insecurity, and a lack of educational opportunities. For Troilo community member, Claudia Barrera, food insecurity was heightened by a lack of access to water without a well. “Climate change has

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Reforestation Program

Reforestation’s benefits to communities The effects of El Niño and the recent drought threaten food security in Nicaragua, especially for the 2.5 million people who live on less than two dollars a day. Additionally, deforestation has reduced the country’s forest cover by 40 percent between 1990 and 2016, exacerbating soil erosion and degradation. In the

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