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More than thirty years strengthening human and community development through the exchange of people and ideas between Minnesota and León, Nicaragua.



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Another Success!

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Once again, two hundred people enjoyed Latin music, food, and dancing—and joined in a silent auction and live bidding to raise money for PML's work in San Carlos, a rural community outside León, Nicaragua.

PML is organizing three trips to León, Nicaragua, in 2017.

There are still openings; sign up soon!


Birding/Environmental Trip

February 25 to March 12, 2017

First week in León, second week in southern Nicaragua
  • Visit nature reserves.
  • Explore the largest lake in Central America.
  • Take river boat tours.
  • Hike volcanoes.
  • Learn about the impact of climate change.
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Educators' Trip

Mid to Late June 2017

Enhance your teaching and cultural competency skills, and develop global and cross-cultural awareness. 

  • Learn about education in Nicaragua.
  • Teach English.
  • Take Spanish classes.
  • Enjoy excursions to nearby beaches and a volcano.
  • Live with a host family, and practice Spanish.

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Family Trip for All Ages

Early to Mid August 2017

Put together your own group—parents, children, grandparents, family, and friends—for this ten-day exploration.
  • Explore the city of León.
  • Climb a volcano.
  • Visit nearby Pacific beaches.
  • Improve your Spanish skills.
  • Have a great adventure.

Water Commission Reaches Agreement with Neighboring Water Board

People who live in the rural community of San Carlos, about five miles from León, are concerned about diminishing access to potable water. Wells have been drying up during the past few years of drought, which residents fear is reducing the water table. Furthermore, most well water is contaminated.


Rural households draw their water from local wells with no guarantee that the water supply will be adequate or safe.