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Why Nicaragua’s first-ever billionaire funded a burn hospital and a luxury resort

By in Press Enterprise on October 29, 2017

By Norma Meyer

  • The pool and main palapa are the resort’s hub. (Photo courtesy of Mukul Resort)

  • With her mother near, an 8-year-old named Genesis recovers from burns at a Managua clinic founded by Vivian Pellas. (Photo by Norma Meyer)

    With her mother near, an 8-year-old named Genesis recovers from burns at a Managua clinic founded by Vivian Pellas. (Photo by Norma Meyer)

  • Mukul owners Carlos and Vivian Pellas both survived a major plane crash. The tragedy spurred their philanthropic efforts. (Photo courtesy of Mukul Resort)

    Mukul owners Carlos and Vivian Pellas both survived a major plane crash. The tragedy spurred their philanthropic efforts. (Photo courtesy of Mukul Resort)

  • One of Mukul's community projects is a dance school for children in a neighboring village. (Photo by Norma Meyer)

    One of Mukul’s community projects is a dance school for children in a neighboring village. (Photo by Norma Meyer)

  • The Palapa Lounge at the resort was designed to make visitors feel they are entering Carlos Pellas' living room. (Photo by Ryan Forbes)

    The Palapa Lounge at the resort was designed to make visitors feel they are entering Carlos Pellas’ living room. (Photo by Ryan Forbes)

  • One of the residents of Monkey Island, a tiny isle of abandoned pets on Lake Nicaragua. (Photo by Norma Meyer)

    One of the residents of Monkey Island, a tiny isle of abandoned pets on Lake Nicaragua. (Photo by Norma Meyer)

  • Mukul Resort, along the Emerald Coast, is a billionaire's first step in bringing tourism to Nicaragua. (Photo courtesy of Mukul Resort)

    Mukul Resort, along the Emerald […]    

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