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



When we started the Ruach Foundation we regularly worked with volunteers in the community home or in our activities centre. They included international as well as Nicaraguan interns from universities in Managua or... Read More

Involvement of Ruach’s network in Juigalpa


This year we celebrated our 4th anniversary in COVID-19- inflicted relative quietness. Alas, we were not able to invite people and increase our visibility in the community we are part of. But nonetheless,... Read More

Gifts in 2020


As a small organisation the Ruach Foundation is dependent on donations to be fully functional, and we need to be creative in finding donors. We are fortunate that Vivir Juntos provides us with... Read More

The long term and financial perspective


This kind of project which offers a safe home to adults with an intellectual disability cannot simply be shut down. If that were to happen, some very vulnerable people would become homeless. We... Read More

Farewell to Rommel


At the end of November, in consultation with the family, Rommel’s stay at Ruach’s community home came to an end, as it was concluded that Rommel needs more specialized care than we could... Read More