Learn about our community initiatives!
The Casa Llanta Fund provides textbooks for the students attending Escuela Adelante in San Juan del Sur. This school is dedicated to honoring the unique needs of students of all ages – whether it means preparing for a successful career as an entrepreneur or preparing for a university degree. Supplying books for the students in this program is critical to the success of the students.
Manos Unidas is a co-op of adults with mental disabilities who make and sell reusable grocery bags. The co-op, supported by the Casa Llanta Fund, provides jobs and education to people with mental and physical disabilities in San Juan del Sur. All earnings from product sales go towards the payment of fair wages for the co-op participants. Visit the Manos Unidas website to learn more.
With the proceeds from the Pitaya Festival, the Casa Llanta Fund established a program called “Becas del Carizal” in 2012. “Becas,” or scholarships, are provided to any aspiring child or young adult in El Carizal who wishes to continue education but is unable to afford it. We currently have 6 students receiving university scholarships. Meet our scholarship students below.
To promote gender equity and foster leadership, confidence and civic engagement through organized sports for young women in Nicaragua. The Chicas Fuertes Initiative provides a safe and structured environment for Nicaraguan girls to play sports and participate in activities that promote healthy lifestyles in rural communities.