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.

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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

From my semi-annual report


The community home is the heart of the activities of the Ruach Foundation. Six people with intellectual disabilities live there because they could no longer receive the care they need in their original... Read More

From the board: Looking ahead


Last year Ruach celebrated the 5th anniversary of its Community Home. It was also the time to renew the agreement between Ruach and Vivir Juntos. After all, the original objective was that after... Read More

Looking back


A month ago I was in the Netherlands. Even Coronavirus cooperated, helped by our staying at a sufficient distance, to make this visit a ‘memory with a golden edge’. Even though three weeks... Read More

Before my trip to the Netherlands


The last headaches, before my journey to the Netherlands begins: have I got all the required paperwork needed for the journey via different airports and countries? Which COVID-test results are needed? Traveling has... Read More

Dark times


In Europe people are under the spell of war. This is also discussed here in Nicaragua, but of course in a remote manner as we will not be affected with refugees coming to... Read More