About Us

Our History: How we work with La Mariposa

La Mariposa Spanish School started in 2006 with one dog, one horse, and a plan to help alleviate poverty. La Mariposa has grown over the years but our dream has stayed the same. In 2015 La Mariposa started an NGO to take over the responsibilities of the 15+ community projects. The primary reason why Paulette formed the NGO was to ensure the longevity of the projects. Asociacion Tierra is a now a registered Nicaraguan NGO that partners with Nicaraguan individuals and groups to carry out grants and donations from UK, US and other countries. La Mariposa is our largest fiscal donor. They have supported us unconditionally from guiding us through becoming a legal entity to paying our project manager’s salaries, donating materials and sending volunteers.

La Mariposa is a Spanish school that offers volunteer packages to students. We work with La Mariposa to place volunteers in community projects that matches their interests. We also help recruit students for La Mariposa Spanish School. To date we have had several successful matches with groups like Cornell University, PeaceWorks, CarpeDiem and Unearth the World.

Our goal is to be work very closely with La Mariposa in the coming years. We are both independent entities but share a common purpose- providing accessible  and available resources for community members- be they employment, education, environmental restoration  or more!