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  • About ViviendasLeón

    About ViviendasLeón

    ViviendasLeon was founded in 2003 to create solutions to the interconnected causes of rural poverty in Central America.

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  • An interview with Fabiola Chavarria, Mother and Farmer

    An interview with Fabiola Chavarria, Mother and Farmer

    “When I started to participate in the HCT training process, I was a very shy woman with self-esteem problems. In our country Nicaragua, women have had few opportunities to work outside the home.”

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  • Training new farmers to cultivate diverse and nutritional crops.

    Training new farmers to cultivate diverse and nutritional crops.

    ViviendasLeon trains families in rural communities to farm their small plots of land while diversifying and updating their methods to secure their food supply. They are given fencing, drip irrigation, and hand operated fumigation pumps.

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  • Next generation contributes to ensure sustainable livelihoods.

    Next generation contributes to ensure sustainable livelihoods.

    Dinia Amador, a young teenager and daughter of Paula Hernandez, completed the HCT program with her mother and received the delivery of material for the construction of her farm. Paula and Dinia are currently harvesting a great variety of vegetables, some of which Paula uses for her and her children’s consumption.

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  • International Indigenous Women’s Day 2023

    International Indigenous Women’s Day 2023

    ViviendasLeón has been working since March with 23 indigenous women from the Los Planes community in Santa Lucía Utatlán, Guatemala.  The Mayan communities of Central America live with multiple challenges including lack of food security, unemployment, and access to education. Additionally, indigenous women have faced violence and discrimination. Our training program works to restore women’s…

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  • Restoring a community in Nicaragua

    Restoring a community in Nicaragua

    In June 2022 ViviendasLeón expanded to a new community in Nicaragua called La Gallina. The challenges there are similar to other communities where we work, as they are throughout the underdeveloped tropical countries around the world. Lack of food security, high unemployment, and limited access to education are common.

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