Nicaragua

In 1972, Food for the Hungry started working in Nicaragua in response to a devastating earthquake. In 1994, FH started long-term development work with the poor in multiple areas. With a focus on education, FH programs in Nicaragua have helped thousands of children to stay in school to reach their potential. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Nicaraguan communities.

Regional map of Nicaragua

Nicaragua Facts

Capital:
Managua
Language:
Spanish
Population:
5,666,301
Crisis:
63 percent of the rural population lives without healthy sanitation.
High risk of food or waterborne diseases, like typhoid fever and hepatitis A.
Approximately 30 percent of children do not attend school.

Our Work in Nicaragua

Agriculture

Last year, 1,250 people learned farming and irrigation techniques for growing crops in difficult conditions.

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Church

53 pastors received training in leadership and discipleship last year. 1,350 children attended children’s ministry programs. 150 adults participated in church programs.

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Education

4,000 children received assistance to stay in school and develop their talents last year. FH programs help with school supplies and fees. 44 teenager went to secondary or vocational school.

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Health

800,000 children received parasite treatment last year. Nutrition improved for 3,000 children through FH health programs.

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Income Generation

Last year, construction projects helped 2,110 people. Poor coffee farmers worked to improve the quality of their coffee for selling in the market.

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