Facts About Our Work in Nicaragua
In 2019, Food For The Poor shipped 18 tractor-trailer loads of essential supplies to Nicaragua.
- 14,647 homes have been built since inception
- 421 children live in Angels Of Hope homes
- Agricultural projects have assisted nearly 30,000 people
More About Our Work
Food For The Poor has been working in Nicaragua since 1998, partnering with the American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF). The charity has nearly 50 active projects in Nicaragua. In 2018, Food For The Poor shipped 203 tractor-trailer loads of critically needed supplies to the Central American country. Community development projects have proved successful, providing different components such as housing, water, furniture, gardens, community centers, tools and medical clinics.
- In 2019, Food For The Poor donors built 734 homes, for a total of 14,647 homes since inception.
- In 2019, Food For The Poor shipped 18 tractor-trailer loads of essential supplies.
- In 2019, Food For The Poor built, repaired or expanded three schools.
- Apiculture has been another focus for the poor of Nicaragua. Through beekeeping and honey production, groups of youths and adults are working together to sell honey and the byproducts such as: pollen, propolis (bee glue), beeswax for beauty products. Beeswax also is sold to other beekeepers around the country as well as queen bees, etc. Local bee farmers also are working on beekeeping projects in the Agriculture Training Center, ANF and Sweet Progress.
- Greater Impact Agricultural Development has been a very successful project. It has helped nearly 30,000 people with the planting of bean seeds, bean grain, papaya farms and greenhouses. Food For The Poor has converted individual farmers into Certified Bean Seed producers, authorized and supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture. This has helped to create better crops and profits.
- Nearly 80,000 participants are benefiting from the combination of the bean and bee projects.
The Central American country has 47 water projects to supply water through filtration and other distribution systems, including the Somoto gravity-fed water system. Somoto is located in the hills of northern Nicaragua, and the gravity-fed water system provides drinking water to 81 families.
Food For The Poor works with 20 children’s home as part of the Angels Of Hope program. Through the program, 421 orphaned or abandoned children receive shelter and an education.
At an Agricultural Training Center in Tipitapa local farmers are being trained in the technical aspects of farming and are learning proper administration of profits for the sustainability of their projects. They’re producing cucumbers, papayas, guavas, tomatoes, and other agricultural products as a result of the alliance with Food For The Poor and ANF.
The population is approximately six million residents. The language is Spanish and Catholic is their largest religious denomination. The currency is the córdoba and the GDP per capita is $5,900.