Welcome to PML

More than thirty years strengthening human and community development through the exchange of people and ideas between Minnesota and León, Nicaragua.


Check out the fall 2017 issue of our newsletter here. Read updates on San Carlos, reports on great travel-group experiences, and more!



Donate your time or money.


Learn more about traveling to Nicaragua!


Explore our community development work.

PML Fiesta Fundraiser

Saturday, Oct. 14, 6:15 p.m.

Church of Saint Albert the Great
2836 33rd Ave. S., Minneapolis

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Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Eric Selbin, expert on Nicaragua, revolution, and rebellion


Social Hour, Latin Fusion Dinner, Live Music


Order your tickets online.

Donate to the silent auction.

Most of our trips are customized for groups, but we offer a few pre-arranged trips, two now under development.



August 11–21, 2018

Learn about emigration from Nicaragua, the impact of immigration on individuals and families in Nicaragua, and how people in the United States can support immigrants.

Click more at the bottom of this column for more information.

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The Environment and Sustainability

Dates for 2018 TBD

Learn about León's dry tropical forests, agriculture, initiatives to secure clean drinking water, and the impacts of climate change, pollution, and deforestation. Visit volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean.
Click more at the bottom of this column for details.



Birding in Nicaragua

Dates TBD

See birds and learn about the impact of climate change in the region.

Contact Emily at emily.mn.leon@gmail.com if you want to receive updates about planning for this trip.

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On a sloppy day late last fall in Minneapolis, Bill Dickey’s thoughts turned to León, Nicaragua.

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His plan for reaching this warmer, sunnier clime? Jumping on a couple planes, arriving eight hours later in Managua? No. Riding a motorcycle four thousand miles.

Bill's motorcycle ride is a fundraiser for Project Minnesota/León, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to PML. Click here to make a donation through Bill's GoFundMe page. 

Follow Bill's blog here, starting September 14. You won't want to miss his adventures!