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Our Mission:


We empower young Nicaraguan girls with scholarship, disruptive education opportunities and access to a strong community.


Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and empower Nicaraguan girls by providing education opportunities and access to a strong community.

Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the reduction of the gender gap in Nicaragua and the world.

Our vision is that UPNicaragua girls become conscious, informed and empowered citizens with safe futures, able to become the protagonists of their own lives and inspired to pay it forward in their communities

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Our Model


UPNicaragua focuses on education-based empowerment of young girls in Granada, Nicaragua.  Since 2015, we have been creating long term education and mentorship opportunities for girls in our community.  

Over 95% of all the education opportunities we provide are generated through the sales of our handmade accessories—bracelets, pouches, laptop bags and purses. 


economic opportunities for artisans

Through our social enterprise model and alliances with other organizations, we generate economic opportunities for Nicaraguans who design and make the accessories we sell to raise funds for  our education programs.



accessories that inspire you

We design accessories with the power to change lives.  Every bracelet and pouch you purchase and wear has the mission to empower girls with education opportunities. 



education Advancement for girls

We believe that the best way to contribute to the sustainable development of Nicaragua is through long-term and high quality education opportunities.


Our Programs

We are boosting girls' education through programs that prepare them for bigger possibilities and a safer future.   Beyond education opportunities, we seek to build a strong community and connect girls to a broader network of role models.

Our programs are meant to serve low-income girls with a variety of vulnerable situations at home.


English as a Second Language Scholarship Program

We partnered with the best English academy in our city,  together we created the opportunity for UPNicaragua girls to attend a tailored program with certified, native teachers.


Private School Scholarship Program (PSP)

UPNicaragua's high school scholarship program allows girls to attend better schools allowing them to be in safer environments and  prepare for a better future.



This is UPNicaragua in partnership with Fullbright Scholarship engineers going beyond basic education.  We believe that basic education is a must, yet not enough to secure a safe future for today's children. 

This is a challenging 9-month program that allows motivated girls to explore introduction to: basic computer science concepts, HTML & CSS, Javascript.


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Granada coding program 

This coding program will primarily impact the girl population in Granada.  We are aiming at changing their attitude toward science and math coursework at school, at giving them coding and tech skills that can make them more competitive and employable in the 21st century,  at improving their analytical thinking as well as their capacity to work in complex teams.

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