Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, is the country’s largest city and the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans and Asians. While the main language is Spanish, native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages. Nearly one fifth of Nicaragua is designated as protected areas like national parks, nature reserves, and biological reserves. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
- Capital: Managua
- Population: 6.218 million
- Language: Spanish
- Nicaragua is home to the world’s only “Dual Volcano,” which is fed underground by two separate magma flows.
Our History in Nicaragua
In 1972, FH began working in Nicaragua in response to a devastating earthquake that killed 6,000, injured 20,000 and left over 250,000 homeless. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in agriculture, education, income generation and disaster risk reduction through community resilience.
Stories From Nicaragua
What is a family’s legacy? It’s the foundation on which future generations will build; the soil into which each child and grandchild will plant their dreams. But tragically, for too many families around the world, extreme poverty is the legacy that has passed from parent to child as far back
His family’s future hardly ever crossed his mind. Pedro just prayed they would find enough water to get through today. Water was in short supply in Pedro’s impoverished Nicaraguan community. An old (and frequently broken) water supply system could only provide water once or twice a week to him and