About Us

UPNicaragua is a non-profit social enterprise focused on the empowerment of young girls in Granada, Nicaragua.  UPN was founded in 2015 with the goal to create education and mentorship opportunities for vulnerable girls living in the tourist-booming city of Granada.

UPNicaragua works with low-income girls who are talented and have leadership potential but lack access to resources and role models in their communities.  

We generate 75% of our financial needs through our handmade fashion product line 'Ripple & Folk'.


 

EDUCATION
 

EMPOWERMENT


INSPIRATION

At UPNicaragua, our values define our work

 

Our mission is to educate, empower and inspire low-income Nicaraguan girls.

Our vision is that UPNicaragua girls become conscious, educated and dynamic women with bright futures who want to and are able to contribute to the development of Nicaraguan society.

 

our stories


 

"There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women."

 KOFI ANNAN, FORMER UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL