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  • Crop diversity improves nutrition and outcomes

    Crop diversity improves nutrition and outcomes

    Historically, rural farmers in Central America grew a few crops, corn, beans and squash, that were staple crops.  They grew a lot of each because it was easier, and if they lost half of their crop in bad weather, there would still be enough to feed their families and animals.  In Guatemala, these three staples…

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  • Training program begins in Santa Lucía Utatlán

    Training program begins in Santa Lucía Utatlán

    This is the story of our first experience of starting work in three rural communities in the Municipality of Santa Lucía Utatlán in the department of Sololá. A 100% indigenous community of the Quiché ethnic group, Sololá is one of the poorest departments in Guatemala.

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  • Scholarships create access to a better future

    Scholarships create access to a better future

    ViviendasLeón provides scholarships to girls, boys and young adults in the rural areas of Sutiava-Nicaragua, “to guarantee inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

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  • Tools for growing healthy crops in Sutiava

    Tools for growing healthy crops in Sutiava

    Women make up more than half of the world’s population, yet the responsibility disproportionately falls on them to feed a large part of its inhabitants, especially in rural areas of developing countries. According to the FAO, rural women produce more than half of the food, and play an important role in preserving biodiversity and guaranteeing…

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  • Rural development depends on women

    Rural development depends on women

    At ViviendasLeón, women’s empowerment has been a fundamental pillar in the realization of our mission. Overwhelmingly, rural women have led in the implementation and success of our programs.

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  • Looking forward to 2023

    Looking forward to 2023

    In 2022, ViviendasLeón programs supported nearly 500 families and 1,250 children in Nicaragua and Guatemala. We began work in Guatemala in 2019. Since then we have worked toward creating our team to begin implementing our successful programs in training, farming, water and economic development.

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