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FULLER CENTER FOR HOUSING NICARAGUA
Cost to sponsor a new house for a family: $5,500
Average cost for a home repair: $2,000
The Fuller Center for Housing's covenant partner in Nicaragua came on board in early 2012, but it's a relationship that traces back to the beginnings of The Fuller Center for Housing when Danilo Guiterrez Garcia began emailing founder Millard Fuller and exploring the possibility of forming a covenant partner in Nicaragua.
Nearly seven years and many email exchanges later, Director of International Field Operations Ryan Iafigliola was able to visit the Pacific coastal village of Las Penitas where the group will work near their base in nearby Leon. The covenant partnership was signed in January 2012.
Propose a trip now or learn more about joining a trip on our our Nicaragua Global Builders page.
Nicaragua is the largest country on the Central American isthmus. Because of its wide-ranging ecosystems, it's considered a biodiversity hotspot and a popular destination for eco-tourists. The country has a population of about 6 million.
Las Penitas is a coastal village where many of the inhabitants are fisherman. It is an indigenous village with their own elected council, who have been seeking outside partners to help their community. When they learned that The Fuller Center was starting in Nicaragua, they invited us to help them with their substantial housing needs. They have also reached out to other organizations to help with other community necessities, like constructing better schools and improving the quality of the drinking water. The Fuller Center is excited about supporting local initiative and playing a crucial role within the larger picture of the community's future.
With just getting started earlier in 2012 the Nicaragua project is going strong and during 2012 and 2013 plan on building two new homes and completing eight home repairs. In order for this to be possible they will need volunteers like yourself to swing a hammer and donors to fund the projects. Each trip also results in funds generated for the project, so if you are interested in volunteering check out the Global Builders page for upcoming trips or to propose a new trip. To make a donation to a project click the donate button below.
- Click here to learn more about a Global Builders Trip to Nicaragua!
- View pictures of our work in Nicaragua.
- Check out the NY Times Topics: Nicaragua for facts and links to statistics about Nicaragua.