One third of Nicaragua’s population earns a living through agriculture.
As one of the three countries worldwide most prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and tropical storms, economic gains at the individual or community level are often reversed. This leaves young people and their families vulnerable to poverty.
With the UN predicting that storms will worsen, earning enough to survive looks set to become increasingly difficult.
Young people in Nicaragua
Young people who have grown up on small farms in Nicaragua often lack the skills and education to improve their lives. Water is scarce, soil fertility poor and lack of farming skills mean young people simply can’t grow enough food to feed their families.
Our work in Nicaragua
We support young men and women living in rural areas by improving their farming practices, increasing their access to clean water and building their business skills so that they can engage more effectively with local markets.
This work, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, includes providing training in sustainable farming practices to increase food security and help people adapt to the effects of climate change.