About us

Momotombo e.V. – We support children with disabilities in Nicaragua

Our Organization

We are a non-profit organization supporting children with disabilities in Nicaragua. Our
executive board is composed of a group of young people who all share a personal relationship
with Latin America – as traveler, volunteer or student.

The foundation of our organization relates to previous volunteer work of our present treasurer Rudolf Heeg. After the completion of his training as physiotherapist, in 2010/11 Rudolf treated
children with disabilities on a daily basis in the Los Pipitos León branch. After his departure,
there was no local physiotherapeutical support staff which could continue this work. To address
this issue, we came together and founded Momotombo e.V. in 2011 – thanks to an initial
donation of Dr. Gregory.

Since then, a lot has been achieved and our work goes beyond a single focus on
physiotheurapeutical support. For more information, please got to “Our Projects”.

Everybody involved works on a voluntary basis and supports the goals of our organisation which
we agree on once a year with our supporting members.

Our Mission

We see the equal rights, integration and inclusion of children and young people with disabilities as our primary goal and work with the aid of local structures to enable the people affected to participate in society and have access to adequate health care. Through our projects, people with disabilities are enabled to freely unfold their potential and live a life in dignity.

Our Vision

A society in which people with disabilities can live with equal rights and dignity.

  • Help for self-help
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Transparency
  • Cooperation on an equal footing
  • Inclusion
  • Sustainability

Our Name

The Momotombo is one of the most famous volcanos in Nicaragua. During its outbreak in 1609,
the nearby town of León was completely destroyed. The few survivors of the natural disaster
decided not to lose hope and to rebuild the town collectively. Therefore, the name Momotombo
stands for a strong community which manages to overcome even the most difficult obstacles, and
which moves forward with a joined effort.

Inform yourself here about our projects!