Facts About Our Work in Nicaragua
In 2018, Food For The Poor shipped 203 tractor-trailer loads of critically needed supplies to Nicaragua.
- 13,913 homes have been built since inception
- 412 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 70 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 2018, Food For The Poor built 706 homes, for a total of 13,913 homes since inception.
- Access to water is a critical need in Nicaragua. The Central American country has more than 30 water projects to supply water through filtration and other distribution systems.
- Food For The Poor works with 20 children's homes as part of the Angels Of Hope program in Nicaragua. Through the Angels Of Hope program, 412 orphaned or abandoned children receive shelter and an education.
- At an Agricultural Training Center in Tipitapa, Nicaragua, local farmers are being trained not only in the technical aspects of farming, but they’re 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.
- Apiculture has been another focus for the poor of Nicaragua. Through beekeeping and honey production, we have been able to harness the talents of several groups of youths and adults to work together and 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 the sale of queen bees, etc. Local bee farmers also are working on beekeeping projects in the Agriculture Training Center, ANF and Sweet Progress. Food For The Poor is currently working on the second phase of “Tipitapa Beekeeping” at the center.
- 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 better profits, since the product is officially certified and ready for export.