Interviews

  • An Interview with Farmer Daisy Ramirez

    An Interview with Farmer Daisy Ramirez

    Daisy has been in our program for 8 years. In that time she has become a successful organic farmer, started a beekeeping business with 3 other graduates of our program, and is now a successful businesswoman.

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  • An Interview with Farmer Cristina Alvarez

    An Interview with Farmer Cristina Alvarez

    Cristina has been in our program for 6 years. In that time she has become a successful organic farmer, and a successful businesswoman, selling her produce to neighbors and families in her community.

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  • An Interview with Director Brenda Acosta

    An Interview with Director Brenda Acosta

    Brenda Acosta, Committed to Helping Communities León, Nicaragua Hired in 2013, Brenda Acosta is ViviendasLeón’s (VL) accounting officer as well as the program coordinator for small business projects (SME). Acosta grew up in León, Nicaragua and attended the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-León). She lives in León with her husband and her 17-year-old daughter.…

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  • An Interview with HCT Coordinator, Cris Rojás

    An Interview with HCT Coordinator, Cris Rojás

    León, Nicaragua Cristhian Abel Rojas Niño is ViviendasLeón’s (VL) program director for the organization’s Human Capacity Training program (HCT). Rojas grew up in the municipality of Malpaisillo, in the department of León, Nicaragua. He is the youngest of five brothers. Rojas holds a degree in Social Work and Development Management from the Faculty of Education…

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  • 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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