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





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A Dialogue between Bird Experts from Nicaragua and Minnesota

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Project Minnesota/León is hosting a dialogue between bird experts from Minnesota and Nicaragua. They will discuss the migratory path between our countries and the impact of climate change.

Please join us for dessert, coffee, and dialogue.

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis, in the Social Hall 

This event is free and open to the public. PML will ask for donations at the end of the evening to support our work to build relationships between the people of Minnesota and Nicaragua. 

First Universalist Church’s Youth Cultural Exchange (YCE) group is busily preparing to host participants’ Nicaraguan “siblings” this July. Twelve teens from the church travelled to León summer of 2015.


This two-year program is an intensive and time-consuming experience, but all the work will be worth it when the Nicaraguan teens come to Minnesota. This is a life-changing experience for all twenty-four teenagers as they unite in friendship across cultural, language, and economic differences. 

Click more below to read about changes taking place in San Carlos as PML walks with the community. 

Please click here to read other PML news in our informative spring newsletter. 

Practice of accompaniment brings vital changes to the community

Development professionals in many types of organizations are increasingly viewing their work as accompaniment, rather than providing aid. Based on an attitude of respect for people, the model assumes everyone has resources—insight, talent, time, and experience—that they can use to solve their own problems. Development staff and volunteers no longer assume they are the experts and, therefore, in charge. 

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Rosa Lira Ulloa, Project Minnesota/
León’s project facilitator, often speaks one-to-one with women, explaining that each person can contribute to solutions to problems in the San Carlos community.