Updates

  • About ViviendasLeón

    About ViviendasLeón

    ViviendasLeon was founded in 2003 to create solutions to the interconnected causes of rural poverty in Central America. Our mission to “empower and equip rural families to be the agents of their own development” has shown time and again that people are willing and capable to work hard and succeed at changing their family’s future.

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  • Yamileth Alonzo joins ViviendasLeón Guatemala

    Yamileth Alonzo joins ViviendasLeón Guatemala

    We are thrilled to welcome Yamileth Alonzo Zárate, our most recent addition to the Guatemala staff as the Sustainable Farms Program Director.  Yami is an agronomist with experience in multiple areas of farming including food diversification and nutrition training, agriculture and business technical training, strengthening food security and resilience training, and disaster preparedness in rural…

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  • New sustainable farms established in “La Gallina”

    New sustainable farms established in “La Gallina”

    “My name is Abigail Benavidez, I am 30 years old and I live with my husband and three children. I am a housewife and I participate as a volunteer in a parent work group at the La Gallina school. Last year I was encouraged to participate in the Human Training Program that ViviendasLeón taught in…

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  • León team helps launch new farms program in Guatemala

    León team helps launch new farms program in Guatemala

    “During this first month working for ViviendasLeón Guatemala, I have had the opportunity to visit the women who are our first group of farmers in the communities of Paxub’ and Los Planes.  I have noticed the enthusiasm of the women for the new project we are about to start, and the participation and involvement of…

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  • Teaching environmental concepts and practical strategies

    Teaching environmental concepts and practical strategies

    Our Nicaraguan staff recently organized an activity to present the environmental documentary titled, ”The Planet Needs Us”.  We wanted to increase awareness in the community about the need to protect the environment and conserve the soil. This was aimed at girls, boys, parents and the entire community present at the Rubén Darío School in La…

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  • Alliances in prevention of gender-based violence

    Alliances in prevention of gender-based violence

    Gender disparities and unequal power relationships represent a challenge to women, children and communities, and to successful development in Nicaragua. ViviendasLeon’s HCT program, in an alliance with the IXCHEN Women’s Center and the Association for the Support of the New Family in Nicaragua (ANFAN), is developing a new program for women, youth and community leaders…

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