"When I named El Porvenir as a beneficiary of my retirement plan, I felt that I was doing one small thing to address the maldistribution of wealth and resources in the world. I trust El Porvenir's stewardship because I have experienced firsthand their commitment to and partnership with Nicaraguans seeking to create a healthier future by providing safe drinking water and sanitation for their families and communities."

Beverly Hoeffer

Participant in 5 work brigades in Nicaraguan villages

15+ year El Porvenir supporter


Do you want to create a lasting legacy so you can provide clean drinking water and adequate sanitation into the future? Or do you want to honor a friend or family member by making a memorial gift? Saying "yes" to either of these questions is one of the most powerful actions you can take. By designating a portion of your estate to El Porvenir®, your kindness and good deeds will live on.

Ensuring generations of clean water for Nicaraguans does not have to involve making a donation today. Designating a portion of your estate to El Porvenir means your wish to support water, sanitation, and reforestation projects will be fulfilled in the future.


Ways to Give:

A Gift in your Will or Living Trust: Designate either a specific amount or a percentage of your estate to clean water, safe sanitation, and healthy watersheds.

Beneficiary Designations: Name El Porvenir as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, savings account, charitable remainder trust, or annuities to support rural communities into the future.

Qualified Charitable Distributions: If you are 70.5 or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA and potentially reduce your income tax.

El Porvenir's Director of U.S. Operations Jenna Saldana will gladly speak with you regarding your legacy planning; please call or email her at 720-236-9158 or jenna@elporvenir.org.

If you've already designated El Porvenir in your estate plan, please let us know!

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Memorial projects can be a water system, a well, or trees. Shown here are a community well (left) where the residents created a beautiful memorial and a conservation area (above) where 905 trees have been planted and are cared for as residents work to improve their watershed. Dedication plaques are personalized by families.

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Timm Dobbins has been part of four work trips to Nicaragua with El Porvenir; he says, "I will always remember a 10-year-old girl telling me she got to go to school for the first time since her village now had a well, which freed her from day-long trips to the river to get water."


Befriending rural Nicaraguans and witnessing life-altering changes, Timm knew he wanted to create a legacy to make a difference after he has left this world. Working with a financial planner, he named El Porvenir as one of two beneficiaries his estate.


"My gift means that perhaps a child could go on to do great things because they didn't get sick from bad water," says Timm. "That someone's burden of long walks for water was eased. That I did something to make the quality of life better for a number of people. That I gave someone a smile when they had little to smile about." 

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PLEASE NOTE: El Porvenir® does not offer financial and/or legal advice.

We urge you to consult your accountant, attorney, and/or financial adviser regarding the best ways to contribute your assets to El Porvenir.