Facts About Our Work in Nicaragua

In the first six months of 2018, Food For The Poor shipped 194 tractor-trailer loads of critically needed supplies to Nicaragua.

  • 12,483 homes have been built since inception
  • 367 children live in Angels Of Hope homes
  • Agricultural projects have assisted more than 25,000 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 more than 60 active projects in Nicaragua. In the first six months of 2018, Food For The Poor shipped 194 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 2018, Food For The Poor built 174 homes, for a total of 12,483 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 19 orphanages as part of the Angels Of Hope program in Nicaragua. Through the Angels Of Hope program, 367 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 more than 25,000 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.
  • Food For The Poor also used grant money from the Fossil Foundation to provide 28 rural schools in Nicaragua with access to solar power, the internet and computers through the pilot program, Luces Para Aprender. The project began in 2014 with the assistance of the charity’s in-country partners, ANF and Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI). The isolated schools are in the departments of Nueva Segovia and Rivas, in the municipalities of Macueliso, Jalap, Ocotal, San Fernando and Tolas. There’s a great need for solar-powered technology. OEI has identified more than 6,040 schools in the country that do not have access to electricity.