Facts About Our Work in Nicaragua
In the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor shipped seven tractor-trailer loads of essential supplies toNicaragua.
- 14,350 homes have been built since inception
- 394 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 the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor donors built 437 homes, for a total of 14,350 homes since inception.
- In the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor shipped seven tractor-trailer loads of essential supplies.
- In the first six months of 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. 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 profits, since the product is officially certified and ready for export.
Access to water is a critical need in Nicaragua. The Central American country has 37 water projects to supply water through filtration and other distribution systems.
Food For The Poor works with 20 children’s home as part of the Angels Of Hope program. Through the program, 394 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.