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Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

May 13, 2014

14 May, 2014 - ACT members are calming the frayed nerves of people recovering from strong earthquakes that rocked west Nicaragua last month

Closing the gender gap

Closing the gender gap

Oct 02, 2012

A new series of gender integration workshops shed light on how women are often shortchanged in development – and take aim to close the gender gap at each level in the value chain of production.

What do farmers need?

What do farmers need?

Oct 01, 2012

In Uganda, it was pangas and seeds; in Colombia, land titles and roads. In Kenya? Irrigation. What farmers need in different countries is not standard and is never static.

New farming techniques produce more food, while protecting land in Nicaragua

New farming techniques produce more food, while protecting land in Nicaragua

Aug 22, 2012

An indigenous community in northern Nicaragua is using new techniques to grow bigger and better crops – while sustaining its commitment to the environment.

Personal security is your responsibility too

Personal security is your responsibility too

May 25, 2011

Dark alleys in Nicaragua – in Geneva

Nicaragua: working for sustainable development

Nicaragua: working for sustainable development

Mar 01, 2011

ACT member LWF/DWS is working closely with communities for sustainable development

Nicaragua: Campesinas and campesinos together to end violence

Nicaragua: Campesinas and campesinos together to end violence

Mar 10, 2010

Nicaraguan men and women know they have to work together to overcome domestic violence.

The work of CEPAD in Nicaragua

The work of CEPAD in Nicaragua

Mar 07, 2010

Nicaragua: improving the livelihoods of local communities

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About Nicaragua
  • Population: 5.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Managua
  • Area: 120,254 sq km (46,430 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, English, indigenous languages
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 gold cordoba = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Coffee, meat, shellfish, sugar, tobacco, cattle, gold
  • GNI per capita: US $1080 (World Bank, 2008)