Welcome to PML

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


Check out the fall 2017 issue of our newsletter here. Read updates on San Carlos, reports on great travel-group experiences, and more!



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Explore our community development work.

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The annual Project Minnesota/León Fiesta Fundraiser was a great success. Friends gathered to bid on silent auction items, listen to live music, and enjoy a tasty tamale meal.

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A hightlight of the evening was learning from Professor Eric Selbin, who wove personal stories about his connection to PML into his talk about the revolutionary process and current political climate in Nicaragua.

An informational session for the environment and sustainability trip (dates TBD) is being held this Sunday, Nov. 19, at 12:30 pm.
Location:  First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis, in the Cummins Room. 
All are welcome!

A new study released by the Institute of International Education’s Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact reveals positive impact for study abroad participants in the job market post-graduation.

The internships and group travelopportunities PML provides in Nicaragua for youth can help accomplish this goal.

Most of our trips are customized for groups, but we offer a few pre-arranged trips, two now under development.


August 11–21, 2018

Learn about emigration from Nicaragua, the impact of immigration on individuals and families in Nicaragua, and how people in the United States can support immigrants.

Click more at the bottom of this column for more information.

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The Environment and Sustainability

Dates for 2018 TBD

Learn about León's dry tropical forests, agriculture, initiatives to secure clean drinking water, and the impacts of climate change, pollution, and deforestation. Visit volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean.
Click more at the bottom of this column for details.



Birding in Nicaragua

Dates TBD

See birds and learn about the impact of climate change in the region.

Contact Emily at emily.mn.leon@gmail.com if you want to receive updates about planning for this trip.

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San Carlos Update

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On August 24 about 70 people representing 160 participating San Carlos households attended an all-community meeting and heard the good news: the potable water project was approved!

The water project is another example of how the community organizing tutelage of Project Minnesota/León’s project facilitator, Rosa Lira, has led to success in rural San Carlos.

Project Minnesota/León supporters contributed $5000 in matching funds to this project and Rosa’s accompaniment, offering generous pledges at the annual Fiesta Fundraiser on October 15.