After the founder of BPP, Dyani, and Board Vice President, Rudy Espinoza set out to find a second location for BPP's rural counterpart, our partner Costa Dulce came into the picture and the perfect location was found. The school in Escamequita was generously offered to BPP for use by an individual named Donn Wilson. It is located on a private reserve called Hacienda Las Fincas in a rural area south of San Juan del Sur. After getting things started in Escamequita and growing substantially, another building was provided to use as classrooms. An old stable that was restructured is now our second building in Escamequita.
In 2017, BPP expanded operations for the first time by launching a new project located in a rural community 40 minutes south of San Juan del Sur - Escamequita. This new program allowed BPP to expand its reach and make a critical impact in a neighboring community that has high levels of poverty and limited access to resources. With the support of private sector partners, Verdad and Costa Dulce along with other generous donors, initial funds were raised in 2016, and the school opened in March of 2017 with morning and afternoon classes in ESL, Art and Agricultural Education.