Welcome at Vivir Juntos!

The Vivir Juntos Foundation supports a home community for youth and adults with learning difficulties in Juigalpa, Nicaragua. We believe that every person has valuable talents, and that we all need each other and can learn from each other.

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Living together

Vivir Juntos literally means ‘Living Together’. People with and without learning difficulties will be living together as equally valued housemates. This will create the atmosphere of a community home rather than a care home. In addition, the home community will work towards reaching out into the neighbourhood by bringing neighbours into contact with the talents of the residents of the community home which could lead to a mutually more positive image with respect to each other.

On this website you will find information about the project in Juigalpa and the foundation in the Netherlands. Follow us also on Facebook!

Would you like to financially support the project?  We’d welcome your donation on account NL 10 TRIO 0390 9437 11 of Stichting Vivir Juntos, Leiden.

Lees hier het laatste nieuws en onze Juigalpa blog

A message from Astrid


In our last blog we let you know that not all was well n Juigalpa at the residential community. See the blog from the Vivir Juntos board. More from Astrid in this blog. Read More

Eric’s fifth Ruach run?


Eric’s plan to raise funds for Ruach with his 10 September Run van Winschoten, in his hometown, was thwarted by dramatic developments in Juigalpa, Nicaragua when the relationship between the founder of the... Read More

Update from Astrid


About two months ago I wrote the last blog. That was just after my life was drastically changed, due to my unexpected dismissal, and Jonathan’s and my forced departure from the community home.... Read More

From the board


We have received news from Juigalpa that the Ruach Foundation ended its partnership with Astrid. As we informed you earlier, we were conducting an investigation into the continuity of the Ruach Community Home,... Read More