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La Esperanza Granada

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

calle Corrales,costado noreste conv. San FranciscoGranada, NicaraguaNicaragua Nicaragua

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission: By providing opportunities and resources for the long term educational advancement and community development of the Granadino barrios, we hope to brighten the future of the children and empower each community so that they can break the cycle of poverty. At La Esperanza Granada, we believe in giving a hand up, not a handout.

Description

Located in Granada, Nicaragua, La Esperanza Granada is a non-profit organization with a primary focus on creating opportunities for children through education. 'Born’ in 2002, we started in one small village and now provide learning opportunities to more than 2,000 underprivileged children living in the barrios of Granada.

We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nondenominational organization, funded by donations of individuals, groups, service groups, schools etc. Donations are used for building new classrooms and schools, contributing to teacher’s salaries, and various things to help improve education and health for the children, such as making copies of exams and worksheets, buying textbooks, dental visits, sports supplies, school repairs and a never ending list of needs in this impoverished country.

The coronavirus crisis has damaged tourism in Nicaragua, reducing our funds and international volunteer numbers. Despite this, La Esperanza has persisted. The staff and the children here are extremely excited to welcome back our international volunteers!

Granada is a beautiful colonial city, on the shore of Lake Cocibolca and surrounded by volcanoes. The beach is never far away. There’s safe and accessible transport service within Granada and connecting it to surrounding areas. While Nicaragua has no official Covid restrictions, citizens generally follow Covid safety protocols

Reviews

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by Sean C. (June 16, 2014)
The organization offers a lot of options to their volunteers. I volunteered as a communications volunteer in the La Esperanza office. During my stay I was able to travel to the schools and see what other volunteers did. Everyone in the organization makes a tremendous difference in the kids lives, motivating and encouraging them. I also lived in one of the volunteer houses with about 12 other people. Everyone quickly becomes friends, you go out to eat with everyone, travel on the weekends, and explore Nicaragua. I traveled to Granada by myself, only capable of speaking and understanding a little Spanish, but the experience was amazing, worth everything. Especially since you don't have to pay a big fee (only one time $20) to the organization, which is very different from other organizations. I also paid for housing which is only $20 a week! The experience was amazing and I hope to return again some day.

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