Why World Vision is in Nicaragua

Nicaragua has endured decades of economic instability and natural disasters, contributing to its status as the second-poorest country in Latin America. The political and social tensions, amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, have worsened what was already a damaging economic recession.

After Hurricanes Eta and Iota in 2020, Hurricane Julia in 2022 brought additional devastation and destruction to thousands of homes and vital infrastructure. Many regions remain vulnerable to economic, political, and social instability that prohibits adolescents from experiencing positive, caring, and peaceful relationships in their families and communities.

For 30 years, World Vision’s staff and partners in Nicaragua have been empowering families for socio-economic resiliency and improved livelihoods — making sure people have access to diversified income opportunities along with clean water, sanitation facilities, and spiritual nurture. Over 500,000 children have been empowered to live fuller lives! Staff are focusing on agricultural assistance that will increase food security for vulnerable families, and partners like USAID and the Global Fund are also joining us to provide healthcare and treatment for preventable diseases.

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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Prayer Requests from Nicaragua

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

  • For God to protect the children and families who have been emotionally and physically affected by Hurricane Julia.


  • For additional and sustainable support to enable new projects and programs that benefit children.


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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.