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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In the swimming pool


“Maria Elena, shall we try it without an (inflatable) pillow?” We are in the pool for our weekly fun and exercises. Marie Elena has made great progress in the pool in the two... Read More

News flashes


Elections of the Ruach Foundation boardAccording to our bylaws, meetings must be held every two years in July to elect the seven members of the Board of the Fundación. A general meeting is... Read More

Manuel: no longer legally non-existent!


The Ruach Foundation is trying in its own humble way to improve the rights of adults with intellectual disabilities. An example of this is our efforts to make sure one of our residents,... Read More

Querido Jeroen, Querido Niko,


Farewell Jeroen, farewell Niko, After the planned 5 years, and one extra for good measure, the time has come for both of you to step down from the Vivir Juntos board.A trip back... Read More

From the Vivir Juntos Board


The project of the Ruach Community for people with intellectual disabilities in Juigalpa has a Nicaraguan board and members’ meeting. Elections are held every two years. Astrid Delleman expects these elections to be... Read More