What is Mas Mariposas?

We are the US base for fundraising activities to support Asociacion Tierra, a nongovernmental organization in La Concepcion de la Masaya Nicaragua. All money raised by Mas Mariposas is provided to Asociacion Tierra to assist in implementing and sustaining these community projects.

New to Asociacion Tierra & La Mariposa?

We’re guessing you’ve met Dr. Goudge, the animals, and the people of Asociacion Tierra and La Mariposa and are counting the days until you can return. And you want to help!

But, in case you’re new here, La Mariposa is a spanish school and eco-hotel in Nicaragua. Asociacion Tierra is an NGO supported by La Mariposa that manages 15+ projects, from environmental conservation and animal rescue to community education and disabled children’s programs.

Learn more on their websites or donate now.

What will your $$ be supporting?


We rescue dogs & horses who have no homes and rehabilitate them to be loved. (2019 numbers)

Jobs for Real People

We support community  at La Mariposa.

Trees Planted

A major push for 2019 was reforestation projects.

Sponsor a Mariposa Dog

We have about 60 dogs living in one or other of our sites and we feed and pay for vet services for about 20 who live in excellent homes, usually with one of our workers. 

Sponsor a Rescue Horse

Our rescued horses now live in a spacious stable with plenty of acres to graze in the beautiful Cañada Honda reserve.

Chispa de Vida

Sponsor a disabled child, and ensure they continue to receive free weekly services.

Donate to Mas Mariposa

We’ll provide the money to Asociacion Tierra so that they can continue to conserve land, rescue animals, provide education, and help disabled children.