Why World Vision is in Nicaragua

The government of Nicaragua is working to strengthen disaster preparedness at regional, community, and family levels, applying new programs and drills this year to increase resilience in case of emergencies. Unemployment rates are high, despite a growing economy, and one in 10 kids go to work instead of school. Kids over 14 can legally work in Nicaragua, but many younger children must work to help take care of their families. Workplace gender inequality and domestic gender-based violence are prevalent issues as well. Transforming societal prejudices against women is also an ongoing effort. We’re working together with partners and your support to change parental attitudes so families experience loving, nurturing relationships in their homes. Malnutrition and preventable diseases are steadily decreasing. Literacy and household stability are also increasing, thanks to your support. We’re continuing our work to open doors to flourishing childhoods for the most vulnerable kids with better protection and health.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Nicaragua

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More than 8,000 children learned how to use technology and social media in a safe way, in order to help prevent cyber-bullying and protect themselves from dangers on the internet.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Children are empowered to help keep themselves healthy after more than 10,000 girls and boys learned about proper hygiene, how to protect themselves from illnesses, and about healthy nutrition.
  • Children have better access to clean water and toilets after new water fountains and accessible toilets were installed in their communities.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Students have more resources to improve their reading and writing skills. Schools were equipped with new reading materials, books, and furniture. And reading clubs helped kids get additional support outside of the classroom.
  • Teachers are better equipped after they learned new child-friendly teaching methods for reading and writing.

Prayer Requests from Nicaragua

World Vision's staff in Nicaragua are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • The end of all forms of violence against children.


  • Environmental stewardship of the land.


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Covering the world in prayer: Pray for Central America

Join us to pray for Central America — for World Vision’s work in the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. In many areas of Central America, gang violence, drug trafficking, and the lasting effects of past wars make life especially difficult for children and their families.