El Porvenir means "The Future."

We partner with the people of Nicaragua so that they can build a future for themselves. Clean drinking water is at the core of El Porvenir; sanitation is necessary to ensure that the water is clean. In addition to sustainable water and sanitation projects, we work with communities on health and hygiene education and reforestation.


On August 8, 2015, we are teaming up with Boulder-based nonprofit Second Mile Water; climbing 14ers for clean water. We’ll strap up, gear up, and hit the trails. Over five hundred men and women will be ascending peaks across the state, attempting to summit all 54 of Colorado’s Fourteeners in one day - with the goal of raising money to help end water poverty for over 1,000 families in Nicaragua.

If you’re an adventure-loving human who craves the crisp alpine air in your lungs, thrives in active community, and strives to have a positive impact in the world, we want you. Join or support the El Porvenir team today.

Get Involved!

There are many ways to support El Porvenir: go to an event or plan a work trip and share in our great work.

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Celebrating 25 years!

Since 1990, El Porvenir has worked side-by-side with rural families in Nicaragua. Help us celebrate 25 years.

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Photos provided by Braden Gunem and Nile Sprague

Banner Photo © Caroline Leal for Photographers Without Borders (2015)