Welcome to PML

Strengthening human and community development since 1984, 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.

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

Saturday, March 3 — Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Monday, February 19 — Sunday, March 4, 2018

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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Youth in the San Carlos community have benefited from the accompaniment of development expert Rosa Lira. The youth group’s current project is to obtain land for a community recreation lot.

Good news: Project Minnesota/León's generous supporters contributed $3000 at this fall's Fiesta Fundraiser toward purchase of the land.