Small, subsistence farmers in the Northern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region often live in extreme poverty. The Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Nitlapan de la Universidad Centroamericana (NITLAPAN-UCA) works with residents from ten communities in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region to promote community development and generate economic opportunities by establishing savings and loans groups to support individual and collective economic initiatives, and providing training for young people in leadership skills and sustainable agricultural practices. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Nicaragua. NITALAPAN-UCA’s activities support local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Building capacity and opportunity for communities in the Costa Caribe Norte de Nicaragua||Nicaragua||2018 – 2021||$225,000||$233,310||240 individuals||1,200 individuals||civic engagement
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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I love food. I enjoy visualizing how flavors and ingredients come together from everywhere and how each chef contextualizes world cuisine and makes it their own. So naturally, I experienced a little taste of paradise when I travelled to Erechim, Brazil with my Inter-American Foundation (IAF) colleagues for the 10th Read more ›