Socially Responsible Development

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few pounds of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

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Gran Pacifica Social Responsibility Statement

Humanitarian Service

The Gran Pacifica business model is by itself, a socially responsible and sustainable form of development.  Our founders, many of whom worked in Nicaragua since the early 1990’s in a strictly humanitarian nature, believe that the helping hand is more powerful than the hand out.  Sustainability and transformation are the keys to long-term community impact and success.

Download the history of Gran Pacifica Social Responsibility Initiatives


Canadian RotaractsEnvironmental Responsibility Statement

At Gran Pacifica Resort, we are proud of the measures and investments we have made to limit our impact on the environment as well as initiatives to rebuild the surrounding ecosystems.While real estate development in developed nations may be viewed as harmful to the environment, in a developing country, socially responsible development is critical for environmental health and recovery. Read more...


Charitable FoundationHelp Them Help Themselves (HTHT) - Non Profit Charitable Foundation

Help Them Help Themselves foundation is our own charity that focuses on the improvement of children’s lives in Nicaragua.  Those improvements are made through donations and volunteers who work with us to provide shelter, education and healthcare to the local kids in our community. Read more...


Children Health, Education and Support Services

ChildrenThe goal of the proposed Children, Health, Education, and Supporting Services (CHESS) project was to assist the municipality of Villa El Carmen, Nicaragua, in achieving community empowerment through improved primary school education and health.  The program lasted 3 years from 2006 to 2009 and represented an investment of $300,000 USD that benefited 12 schools and 6,000 primary students in Villa El Carmen municipality. It was funded by Gran Pacifica Resort, International Rotary and USAID. 

This social program supported health education, training on how to use water filters, English teacher training, English for primary school children, better methodologies for teaching Spanish, Math and Science, creation of school libraries, community health education workshops, and safety improvement for primary rural schools. 

If you have ideas or programs to benefit the Villa El Carmen Community you can contact us by clicking here.


Gran Pacifica Social Service Initiatives - One

1.1Gran Pacifica Helped A 9-Year Old Kid to Receive A Larynx Reconstruction in Pittsburgh, USA

Nine-year-old Elkin Fonseca Zapata, from the village of Los Cedros in Villa El Carmen received a reconstructed larynx, no artificial breathing tubes and a new voice, thanks to a wide-ranging humanitarian partnership... Read more


Corporate Social Responsibility Award to Gran Pacifica Resort

2.1The Nicaraguan National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) recognized the social projects of Gran Pacifica Resort in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility. The event enjoyed the participation of the Vice President of Nicaragua, Jaime Morales Carazo, the Tourism Minister, COSEP private sector council President among other personalities of the tourism industry... Read more


Community Pedestrian Bridge at Villa El Carmen

3.1In 2011, Gran Pacifica assisted seven engineering students from the University of Notre Dame in the United States. Gran Pacifica along with a professional advisor from Bridges to Prosperity, Engineer Mike Paddock, came to Nicaragua to select a location for a suspension bridge. The final location was made after a long process involving community meetings and surveys. They solved a major community need for a river crossing to sustain residents´ livelihoods and make their village more accessible during the rainy seasons... Read more


Gran Pacifica Social Service Initiatives - Two

Beauty for Ashes And Recycling Efforts

4.1Gran Pacifica is working with Beauty for Ashes, founded by Kara Westermann and Audra Omer.   Kara, a former Gran Pacifica intern, came back to Nicaragua to help a community living inside the former trash field of Managua “La Chureca”.  Today, the trash field has been turned into a recycling factory with aid of the government. Kara is determined to keep working towards better living for local people and today she operates the Beauty for Ashes NGO, which is a 501(c) non-profit organization... Read more



Gran Pacifica Recycles Paper for Los Pipitos

Ruth Vado our Gran Pacifica Architect leads our office recycling program. Ruth makes sure that our office gives our paper to Los Pipitos, which is a Nicaraguan NGO that works with disabled children in many rural areas. Last semester our office donated about 300 pounds of paper plus 80 pounds of paperboards to Los Pipitos... Read more