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Happy homes Project

Masaya, Nicaragua

Having a roof over our heads is something that many of us take for granted, but for others it is a pressing concern. This is the case for the majority of the families in Villa Betania who live in makeshift shacks that leave them vulnerable to the elements in a region prone to hurricanes.

We want these children to grow up safely and in a dignified way with their families. This is why we continue to provide homes to these families with proper construction to keep them safe, furniture to help them live comfortably, clothes so they can dress with dignity, and filled pantries and water filters to help keep them fed and healthy. Beyond being homes, we hope these houses will be home bases for small businesses that will provide for the families in years to come. To this end, our next goal is to connect these families with microcredit loans to kick-start their microenterprises.

Help bring homes, hope and opportunity to the children and families of Villa Betania.
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one child’s story

In our old house, we would be woken up in the middle of the night by the rain. We would have to stand against the walls to stay out from under the leaks. More importantly, in this new house we can all live together again! My sister doesn’t have to stay at the orphanage anymore. - Joseling de los Angeles • 12 years old

About the area

Even though Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, its people remain resilient in the face of adversity. Even in the capital city, Managua, shanty towns and poverty are a part of the landscape. Rural and suburban poverty is even more severe, as is the case with the community of Villa Betania in the outskirts of Masaya.

The people of Villa Betania are industrious and optimistic, taking up any odd job or project that will help their families and community. But it’s hard to look past the great need they face. Housing is generally made up of makeshift shelters. Running water, plumbing and electricity are scarce at best. Daily routines often include covering long distances on foot in order to get water and take the children to school.

Despite these hardships, we know that with their eager dispositions and a little help they will see better days.

How you can help


Help provide a home to a family. Every dollar counts.

Raise Awareness

Help spread the word about the need in Villa Betania and show people how they can help. Share with your friends and family and invite them to make a difference.