Sembrando Esperanzas

Since 2002 Planting Hope has promoted educational opportunties, cultural exchanges and grassroots initiatives in Nicaragua and Vermont

La Chispa Library celebrates twenty years in Matagalpa and subsequently suspends operations.  

In May, 2022 Planting Hope’s La Chispa Library celebrated it’s 20th Anniversary as a fixture for a generation of children and youth in the Walter Mendoza neighborhood of Matagalpga. Unfortunately, a day later we had to suspend our work and close the library, based on an indication from the Nicaraguan government that they had cancelled our legal status in Nicaragua. Our staff, community, board of directors and students are heartbroken by this news. We are grateful for the 20 years that we were able to spend together.

 Thank you to all those who supported Planting Hope over our 20 years in Nicaragua.