We are committed to working with local leaders to help them bring to life their dreams for their communities.

Who we are

In 2008, a group of volunteers sharing a passion for the people of Nicaragua founded UNIDOS Nicaragua, a non-profit organization.

Our biggest ongoing work is the support of Colegio Cristiano Havila, a private school in Los Cedros, Nicaragua.  Havila was founded in 2004 with the mission of providing education and encouragement to the poorest of the poor.  Nicaragua has an extensive public school system, but the average household income is about $6,000 per year – much less in rural communities – and even the modest financial requirements of school uniforms and basic school supplies are beyond the reach of many families.

Havila was founded to give those families access to a quality education for their children.


Havila has grown from 25 students meeting in a church to more than 270 students ranging from preschool through Grade 10.  Through our sponsors and other donors, UNIDOS Nicaragua provides 70-90 percent of the school’s operating funds from year to year, which allows Havila to be extremely generous in admitting and supporting students from poor families.

UNIDOS Nicaragua is entirely volunteer based, and we remain committed to partnering with the people of Nicaragua as they work toward a better future for their children and families.

Come to Nicaragua with us!

Consider joining us on a family friendly trip to Los Cedros.  See our partnerships at work and, if you are a sponsor, meet your student.

Contact us

We look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions.  Click below for a fast and easy way to message us and let us know how we can help.