CARE began operations in Nicaragua in 1966 and has continued working there, uninterrupted, despite political turmoil and civil war.
During the 1960s and 1970s CARE Nicaragua worked mostly in education and primary health care. During the 1980s CARE expanded its focus to include safe pesticide use, agricultural development and water-system construction.
Since 1990, CARE has embarked on a far-reaching rural water, sanitation and preventive health program, and has expanded its activities in sustainable agriculture and natural resources management.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
A Better Chance at Life
Women in the rural highlands of Nicaragua are 30 times more likely to die from childbirth than women in the United States. Learn more about CARE's initiatives to help improve maternal health in Nicaragua.