Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti, and its population struggles with poor access to education, employment, clean water and health services.
Around three-quarters of the people live on less than $2 a day, and on average, Nicaraguans complete less than five years of school. This has left nearly 25 percent of the population illiterate, and forced 15 percent of children between five and 15 into some sort of child labor.
WE Charity has a rich history in Nicaragua dating from the late 1990s. In response to the country’s continued need, WE Charity is now partnering with several communities in the Central Pacific Region to eliminate the obstacles that prevent children from accessing education. We work closely with community leaders, families, educators and students to ensure that the local community is empowered and given ownership over each WE Villages project, whether that’s a school building, school group, clean water well or alternative income project.