Nicaragua faces historic and deep-rooted poverty, made worse by the country’s ongoing sociopolitical crisis. It is also vulnerable to natural disasters including drought, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Our grantee partners expand economic opportunity, enhance peace and security, and improve democratic governance.
We invest in local organizations that expand access to credit and markets, develop small businesses, and mobilize local resources for development. Our grantee partners work with underserved groups in nine of the country’s 15 departments, including indigenous people, women, people with disabilities, and young people.
We awarded our first grant in Nicaragua in 1972. Since then, we have provided $45.2 million through 229 grants to local organizations.