Finca Esperanza Verde?
About 13 years ago, former owners Richard and Lonna Harkrader of Sister Communities of San Ramon, started FEV as a unique experiment in ecotourism and local empowerment - part organic coffee farm - part tourist lodge. As new owners of the FEV, we are delighted to be able to continue their legacy in providing a unique experience for our visitors. The finca sits prominently on the edge of a quiet country road at 4000 ft (1200 mts) above sea level, providing spectacular views of the Dariense mountain range and the green valley of Matagalpa far below. The farm provides local Nicaraguans with profitable and sustainable ways to share their culture with visiting tourists and has received international recognition as a model of poverty alleviation through sustainable tourism and other socially responsible programs.
“We are the caretakers of this land so our job is to protect it, nourish it and sustain it in the most natural way possible.”
It is with great pleasure and much anticipation that we introduce ourselves to you as the new owners of Finca Esperanza Verde. We are forever grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of a business that embodies all the principles of ecotourism: Nature conservation, community outreach programs and an education for tourists about the surrounding natural and cultural environment. We plan to continue the great work established by Sister Communities of San Ramon over 13 years ago by supporting their volunteer programs that are helping alleviate poverty in this region of Nicaragua.
Finca Esperanza Verde is a work in progress, striving to create a destination for all those seeking adventure in ways that can preserve the fragile ecosystems of the environment and make a difference in the lives of the people of the communities that surround it.
At Finca Esperanza Verde, we know that positive change comes from within. Here we are working on solutions for healthy living, environmental wellness and renewal of spirit. Our plan is to reach out to those of you who share our values and commitment to the well-being of people and planet and to invite you to bring your programs to FEV and let us be your host and venue. We will offer you and your group a holistic sensory experience in an inspiring and nurturing environment. Come join us soon and experience our little paradise in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua!
Vivianne and Andrew