El Porvenir

Rating: 4.93 stars   101 reviews

Issues: Environment, International, Economic Development

Location: 10955 Westmoor Dr. Suite 400 Westminster CO 80021 USA

Mission: El Porvenir assists rural Nicaraguan communities to improve their living standards through sustainable development in clean water, sanitation, reforestation, and health education.
Programs: Helping rural Nicaraguan communities build wells, gravity flow water systems and latrines.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

El Porvenir is helping people with the most basic need and doing it successfully. Their leadership is committed with integrity and a great network on the ground.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

El Porvenir is a wonderful and sustainable nonprofit that makes a real difference in the lives of rural Nicaraguans. They hire local people to work with local people, creating jobs while providing vital services the government cannot. Water, sanitation, and hygiene provide the best chance for people to get out of poverty, and El Porvenir attacks this problem in the best ways possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing! They are doing it right!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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My wife and I funded a project in Cana Brava, Nicaragua through El Porvenir. The purpose of the project was a way to honor our son. In March of 2013, we visited the site and were accompanied by their staff. We were very pleased with our project, their staff, and the community that welcomed us.

I would highly recommend anyone considering a water project, whether through a school, church, or personal reason to consider El Porvenir. They are very passionate about helping people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not Change a thing

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have traveled extensively throughout Nicaragua and have seen some of El Porvenir's projects and was very impressed. I am an Environmental Biologist that helped take college students from the United States to see first hand the natural treasures of Nicaragua and El Porvenir's projects were a great teaching opportunity!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced this organizations projects in action first hand in Nicaragua.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a large sum of money so that they could do more.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I participated in a wonderful tour of Nicaraguan birds in 2009 sponsored by El Porvenir. Although the birds were spectacular and the tour guides were knowledgeable, I was equally impressed by our one-day visit to the countryside near Ciudad Dario. We witnessed the digging of a well by one community, and visited families who have new latrines. I love the stickers on the latrines and the list of rules inside, which includes, "Use your latrine every day." El Porvenir is a grass-roots organization which is providing clean water and improved health to remote communities in Nicaragua.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing clean water and hygiene for remote communities in Nicaragua.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no changes to recommend.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was in Nicaragua last summer with Seeds of Learning. We saw a lot of El Porvenir's work. In fact the latrine on our work site(now a school) was placed there by El Porvenir. We visited several wells the dug and saw people from the community utilizing them. They are a great group!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I used one of there latrines and one of there wells.We also listened to a presentation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding so they could produce more clean water.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to visit two projects last year in Nicaragua: community members physically digging a well and a latrine project which included careful directions and educational posters on sanitation. Familiy members shared with us the value of these projects. We also saw a reforestation project. El Porvenir requires communities and individuals to invest in the project, performing labor; it is not a matter of others coming in and doing for them. Access to clean water and measures to protect water are essential to prevent disease, as well as allow to support the economy. This is an excellent organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by witnessing first hand

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No suggestions

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is amazing. When I traveled to Nicaragua with a group from my college, Rob Bell gave a talk to us about water issues in Nicaragua. It was clear that the organization was acccoplishing so much in a sustainable way. I definitely hope to work with El Porvenir more in the future!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Nicaragua.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any changes.

 
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