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Mission Statement

Located in Granada, Nicaragua, La Esperanza Granada is a volunteer group focusing on children’s education. 'Born’ in 2002, we started in one small village on the outskirts of Granada, and now help in seven poverty stricken areas. Our volunteers work in seven schools located in the barrios of Granada, assisting teachers, tutoring young children, running sports programs, introducing children to computers, and helping to promote an interest in learning. By providing opportunities and resources for the long term educational advancement and community development of Nicaraguan pueblos we hope to brighten the future of the children and empower the people of the villages to improve their current living conditions, and break the cycle of poverty. Our focus is on children’s education. We believe in giving a hand up, not a handout. Please visit our website, www.la-esperanza-granada.org, for more information.


Volunteers come from around the world, for varying lengths of time. There are no program or registration fees. We ask for a one-time $20 contribution to cover administrative costs. Fund raising is independent and voluntary. We try to help in a noninvasive way, working directly with the children and with the local schools, teachers and parents to meet educational needs.

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.




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Would you recommend La Esperanza Granada?

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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