• An Interview with Farmer Exania Estrada

    An Interview with Farmer Exania Estrada

    León, Nicaragua Before her experience with VL, Estrada’s family didn’t have direct access to drinking water at home. “In the beginning, I didn’t have any water in my house and this had been my biggest concern.” Estrada had been using water from a neighbor’s well along with her horse to collect and carry the water…

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  • 4 years = 10 %

    4 years = 10 %

    Our Methodology ViviendasLeón employs a 4 year ladder of programs to achieve our mission. Programs focus on training human capacities and implementing multi-sector projects to address the interconnected nature of deficits that are the causes of poverty.  The combination of step by step trainings and resources establishes a core group of families, 10%, at the…

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  • School and Family Travel in Guatemala 2019

    School and Family Travel in Guatemala 2019

    “Everywhere you looked, there were happy kids teaching each other games and playing together.” New Educational Service Trips a Success in Guatemala ViviendasLeón has welcomed our first groups to the Mayan highlands of Guatemala! Travelers embarked on a service-learning experience that introduced them to local history and culture while participating in our service program. Our…

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  • Cambiando la Vida de las Mujeres

    Cambiando la Vida de las Mujeres

    La capacitación en capacidad humana cambia la vida de las mujeres en Nicaragua  Margarita RivasLa cultura tradicional de Nicaragua, como otros países latinoamericanos, se centra en la iglesia y la familia y ha sido moldeada por la experiencia del colonialismo y las tradiciones culturales y religiosas europeas. Una herencia de esto son las limitaciones sociales…

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  • Launching Careers through Scholarships

    Launching Careers through Scholarships

    León, Nicaragua Norlan Hernandez Norlan Ramón Hernández Arévalo was born in the rural community of Troilo into a family with two brothers. When he was five years old, his family moved to the city of León for a work opportunity for his father. Financial issues forced the family to return to Troilo, where they had…

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  • Investing in Rural Families

    Investing in Rural Families

    “Without ViviendasLeón’s help, we would not have overcome the barriers of poverty.” Investing in rural families Around the world, millions of rural families rely on farming for their livelihoods. While these families contribute around 70% of global food needs, the majority are mired in extreme poverty, and their livelihoods are threatened by climate change, economic…

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