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Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere per their GDP.
The need for food programs are great. According to the UN World Food Programme, around 20% of children in Nicaragua suffer from chronic malnutrition. Overall, 30% of the population live below their poverty line and over a half a million people live on less than $2 a day.
Nicaragua has one of the highest housing deficits in Central America. Nicaragua needs 20,000 new houses per year along with updates needed for 50 percent of its existing houses. The total need for 957,000 new houses and home improvements for the country as a whole. That number may seem impossible. However, by making changes one community at a time, life quality can be improved for much of the population. Right now only about 50% of the need is being met by both the public and private sectors. We can all contribute to the change.
We can not solve all of the issues and meet every need. We can help one child, one family, one community at a time.
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