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Nicaragua

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Nicaragua
World Vision in Latin America: Nicaragua

The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is known as “the land of lakes and volcanoes.” Mountains, coastal plains and a tropical rainforest also fill the landscape.

See the communities World Vision works with in Nicaragua:

1. Malacatoya Go to Communtiy page 2. Teltpetlapan Go to Communtiy page 3. Kaulapa Go to Communtiy page 4. Quizaltepe Go to Communtiy page
 
5. Larreynaga Go to Communtiy page
     
Nicaragua National Map

Update on the Zika Virus Outbreak

The spread of the Zika virus is causing great concern across Latin America and around the world, threatening the health of mothers, children and their communities.

World Vision is monitoring the situation and safety of communities we partner with, and working closely with local governments and international institutions to help where most needed.

Many communities are in urgent need of assistance to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Education and awareness about the virus, mosquito control, as well as preventive measures, including access to bed nets and repellants, and services for pregnant mothers are vital.

We will be providing more information as it becomes available.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Nicaragua 26/1000 72 Years 85% $1,080 93% 78% 59,998 5,7880,000


 

Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Nicaragua has the second lowest per capita income in the Western Hemisphere
  • extiles and apparel account for nearly 60% of Nicaragua's exports
  • About half of Nicaragua's workers are unemployed
  • Over 40 percent of children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition

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