Fuller Center for Housing

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.

Many families live in slums or wooden shacks. There is a government program called Habitar (not to be confused with Habitat) that helps Nicaraguan families move into decent housing, but families must earn at least $200 a month to qualify, and too few do. We’re going to bridge that gap.

The community of Las Peñitas, located just outside of Leon, invited the first Fuller Center Covenant Partner in Nicaragua to begin work in their community to address the enormous housing need. They have similarly reached out to other organizations to help meet other community needs such as schools and clean water.

Typical Day

  • 8 a.m.    – Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.    – Begin building at work site
  • 12 p.m.  – Lunch
  • 1 p.m.    – 3 p.m. – Continue building
  • 4 p.m.    – Evening free for dinner and relaxation
Important Information
  • Trip dates: March 3-11, 2018
  • Location: Las Penitas, Nicaragua
  • Approximate cost: $1,900 – $2,100
  • Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals