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  • Rural women bet on small businesses and themselves

    Rural women bet on small businesses and themselves

    León, Nicaragua Globally, the demand for honey has grown at an annual rate of 15,000% and it is estimated that in 2015, it exceeded 1.9 million tons, driven by concerns about health and food safety. According to sources from the Nicaragua Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce. In the rural communities of Sutiava-León Nicaragua, ViviendasLeón…

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  • HCT: A space for healing, training and growth

    HCT: A space for healing, training and growth

    Our Human Capacity Training program brings neighbors together to learn, heal and grow, often for the first time in their lives. The success of our program has helped to build motivation, and leads to better outcomes across communities.

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  • Scholarships are a Part of the Solution to Poverty

    Scholarships are a Part of the Solution to Poverty

    León, Nicaragua Kelvin Antonio Montiel Muñoz While primary schooling in Nicaragua is free and compulsory through high school, many students in rural areas have limited access to schools, and students from impoverished families often start working at a young age to help support their family. To bridge this gap, ViviendasLeón provides scholarships to students in…

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  • An Interview with Norlan Hernandez, Student

    An Interview with Norlan Hernandez, Student

    Launching Careers through Education: Norlan Hernández 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…

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  • Progress on our First Kitchen

    Progress on our First Kitchen

    “As the director of this school, we are grateful to ViviendasLeón for having made our school’s dreams come true.” Working Together for a Healthy Future Since our previous update last month, we have made considerable progress on the kitchen project and expect it to be fully completed in about a month. Local parent volunteers are…

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  • Invertir en Familias Rurales

    Invertir en Familias Rurales

    Invertir en familias rurales En todo el mundo, millones de familias rurales dependen de la agricultura para su subsistencia. Si bien estas familias contribuyen con alrededor del 70% de las necesidades mundiales de alimentos, la mayoría está sumida en la pobreza extrema y sus medios de vida están amenazados por el cambio climático, las dificultades…

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