Country Info

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.

Latest News from Nicaragua

Cargill and CARE work together to close the gender gap in agriculture

The work we do in Nicaragua

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.