NICARAGUA: Young Life youth camp, designed by Ismail Elkasmi

In 1988, at the invitation of local Nicaraguans, Jim and Sarah Hornsby began the work of Young Life (Vida Joven in Spanish) in Matagalpa, Nicaragua by making contacts with youth through English classes and sports. La Finca (‘the farm’) doubles as a haven for kids and a working farm where world class coffee is grown and sold—the profit of one bag of coffee goes to send one Nicaraguan youth to a camp for a day. The expansion of La Finca includes two dorms and a new staff center with housing to be completed by the end of winter 2015.

Project Details

  • Client: Young Life
  • Location: Matagalpa, Nicaragua 
  • Designer: Ismail Elkasmi 
  • Status: In construction 

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