Nicaraguan Foundation for Integral Community Development
Born among the rubble of the Managua earthquake of December, 1972, FUNDECI has served the
Nicaraguan people in rural and urban settings in diverse programs. Its first project was the construction of Barrio FUNDECI in León.
FUNDECI engages in actions throughout the country in projects ranging from health and development to natural resources conservation
Our central office is located in Barrio Pedro Joaquín Chamorro in Managua (tel. 8877-8888).
We administer the Gaia Program which operates the Biological Research Station and Hostel "Proyecto Ecológico" in
Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, conducts a number of research and environmental conservation projects throughout Nicaragua,
and provides Spanish language instruction to volunteers and professionals
at Apoyo Spanish School. Opportunities for volunteering in biology, natural resource management,
education, and community organization areas are also available through the Gaia Program.
Apoyo Spanish School
The Mountain School
Dive Laguna de Apoyo
Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo
Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua
Animals of Laguna de Apoyo
Arts and Culture in Nicaragua