ViviendasLeón seeks partnerships with Universities whose curriculum supports outside the classroom experiences in research, field work, thesis, capstone, project development and implementation.
Through partnerships we hope to advance the efficacy, scope and scale of our work among rural communities in Central America in our five program areas: Human Capacity Training, Farming and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Small Business development, and Infrastructure development.
Strategies for Partnerships
ViviendasLeón works with university partners in a variety of ways. Below are three strategies available to access funding for student research in-country.
VL “fellows” program that provides funding for research through VL large grant applications.
Student applies for University funding through internal grants or a career and professional development program and provides a research plan.
VL partners with University faculty and development office to write grants in which a student or student groups participate
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 >