GENEVA (November 3, 2011) – A tropical depression brought heavy rains to Central America destroying houses, damaging infrastructure and devastating large swaths of farmland.
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.