CARE began operations in Nicaragua in 1966 and has continued working there, uninterrupted, despite political turmoil and civil war.
During the 1960s and 1970s CARE Nicaragua worked mostly in education and primary health care. During the 1980s CARE expanded its focus to include safe pesticide use, agricultural development and water-system construction.
Since 1990, CARE has embarked on a far-reaching rural water, sanitation and preventive health program, and has expanded its activities in sustainable agriculture and natural resources management.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
A Better Chance at Life
Women in the rural highlands of Nicaragua are 30 times more likely to die from childbirth than women in the United States. Learn more about CARE's initiatives to help improve maternal health in Nicaragua.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement
We are beginning to see the results of our efforts in promoting, protecting and supporting optimal infant and young child feeding.
We believe that the greatest obstacle to girls’ education is the low social status in which girls are held.
Lack of nutritious food is a barrier to health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable, poor and marginalized people in the world.
CARE responds to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.