Mission Statement

Nicaragua is a country of tremendous natural resources. There is unlimited water, a temperate climate, an excellent economical workforce; as well as excellent geothermal, solar, and wind energy potential.

Nicaragua is currently experiencing explosive development. It is one of the safest countries in the world per many sources. Many people say it is the next Costa Rica. We hope not. That country has experienced explosive development which has disenfranchised its people as foreigners have profited. Many people have come to commit similar perpetration upon Nicaragua.

We are against development that denudes the land, leaves the locals landless and jobless; it only creates an atmosphere of resentment which will ultimately result in a poor business climate. We hope to learn humility, graciousness, and indigenous knowledge of plants and nature from our local neighbors. We hope to inspire and empower them with knowledge, experience, and resources to create a better model of how to live on the planet together. We intend to include our neighbors in our bounty; sharing successful seed and technique with them. Respect is the most important part of all; respect for the people, respect for nature, and a healthy respect for the rights of future generations. We want to leave this place a better place than we found it; a world that our grandchildren can enjoy together. We believe that this is critical to a healthy business climate.

Finca Java S.A. was created to invest in land in a way that empowers and employs the local community. The intent is to create a sustainable business model through a partnership with the local community. The goals are to preserve nature for future generations while creating a continually improving, sustainable, self-sufficient, and low environmental impact community. Emphasis is on stewardship of the land while developing a full range of farm products through various sustainable technologies. While the primary emphasis will be agricultural, the touristic potential of the land will be continually enhanced by the way it is planned out. Houses or hotels can fit easily into the landscape created by coffee plants intermixed with bananas and large trees which shade the coffee. We have implemented projects to improve all services to which our community has access.  These projects include water filters (nica agua at www.comunidadconnect.org), schools, and health facilities (www.nicachc.org) and educational seminars on forestry and organic agriculture. We believe that a spiritual, well educated and healthy work force is essential to long term success.

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