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CARE started work in: 1954

Nicaragua ranks 128 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International works with national partners in Nicaragua through water, sanitation and preventative health programs and sustainable agriculture and natural resources management.

History of CARE International’s work in Nicaragua

CARE International began working in Nicaragua in 1954-55. During the 1960s and 1970s, CARE Nicaragua worked mostly in education and primary health care. In the 1980s, work expanded to include safe pesticide use, agricultural development, and water-system construction. 

Since 1990, CARE Nicaragua has embarked on a far-reaching rural water, sanitation, and preventive health program, and we have expanded our activities in sustainable agriculture and natural resources management. 

Today, our work in Nicaragua is mainly through national partners with similar goals of achieving victories over widespread poverty.

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 86
  • Women & girls 17%
  • Indirect -
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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