ViviendasLeón is a non-profit development organization whose mission is to eliminate rural poverty by building self-sufficient communities.
ViviendasLeón employs a 4-year cycle of community investment to achieve our mission. Programs focus on both internal development (human capacities) and external development (material and economic projects) to create self-sustaining communities.
Using an inclusive, supportive and collaborative process, our development programs empower rural families to improve their standard of living by building their capacity in the areas of food production, economic development, environmental stewardship, resource management, leadership, citizenship and social equality.
Our global education programs seek to foster intercultural relationships between rural communities and international groups and build global awareness among international students who develop transferable skills, directly supporting rural development and fostering a commitment to social justice.