Proyecto Mujer 1993-94

Volunteers repairing the roof

Proyecto Mujer is a renovation of an existing adobe house in the historic center of León for a social service agency by the same name.  

The agency worked with women involved in prostitution, their children and families, recognizing their lives were intertwined and the result of a number of interrelated issues: severe economic hardship, a culture of machismo, lack of education, and a long history of neglect among many in Nicaragua. Services provided to the women and families included individual and group counseling, and job training.

The first phase of the project included replacing the roof structure and clay tiles, repairing adobe walls, installing electrical services and preparing a master plan for further improvements to the house in a second phase to adequately provide space for the agency.  

The project was initiated by Proyecto Mujer in partnership with the New Haven/León Sister City Project. It was built with the help of the community and volunteers from the United States.  The project was completed by independent local contractors funded by a grant from the Swedish government based on the master planning documents prepared by NH/L SCP.

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