Building Houses for Nicaraguan Women- UNM

$6,774 $1,226
Raised Remaining


Nourish International at UNM aims to support Casa de la Mujer, a local organization in Nicaragua, to provide housing for women and their families in order to improve their livelihood and independence.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

A substantial portion of the population in Nicaragua is impoverished. Women operate on the margins of society and find it difficult to take control of their lives, especially when they must care for a child. Casa de la Mujer addresses the needs of women, not only by constructing safe shelters, but also through legal resources, job training, and other services. Nourish International at UNM members will partner with Casa de la Mujer to build homes and provide fresh starts for families in need.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our project will build and improve upon houses for women and their families. Deeds to homes will be sold at little cost to female heads of household--providing the owners with a property investment and increasing their independence.

Potential Long Term Impact

Women and their children will have a safe shelter to call home that will allow them to focus on other needs in their lives. By becoming home owners, Nicaraguan women will gain independence and be more able to provide for their childrens' well-being.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,774

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,774 .  The original project funding goal was $8,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Ashton Ruiz

Albuquerque, NM United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Building Houses for Nicaraguan Women- UNM