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Nicaragua

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Sponsors have helped Nicaraguan children since 2002, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Nicaragua to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

Central America

Favorite ...

sports: baseball, boxing

foods: maize, seafood, coconuts, gallo pinto (national dish of rice and beans)

celebrations: Diriamba festival, Independence Day (Sept. 15), New Year’s Day, Christmas

Claim to Fame

Home to the largest freshwater lake in Central America

Wild Residents

pygmy anteaters, crab-eating raccoons, vampire bats

Poverty Pitfalls

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Natural disasters like landslides and earthquakes ruin homes. Compassion helps families rebuild homes.
Public schools are crowded and don’t have enough skilled teachers. Tutors teach sponsored kids lessons they might not learn in public schools.
Gangs, crime and violence are common. Sponsored kids learn about Jesus and His teachings about loving one another.

Kinkajou!

Fun Facts

a little bigger than Pennsylvania

money: cĂłrdoba

known as “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes”

People go sand boarding down volcano slopes.

Tourists enjoy many beautiful beaches.

The marimba is a popular instrument in traditional music.

Stat Snapshot

Stats

Nicaragua 🇳🇮 United States 🇺🇸

Population

6,025,951 326,625, 791

People Living in Poverty

29.6% 15.1%

Languages

Spanish, Miskito, English, native languages like Sumo

English 79%, Spanish 13%, Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific Island 3.4%, other 1%

Religions

Roman Catholic 51.6%, Evangelical 33.9%, unspecified/other 14.4%, none 0.2%

Protestant 46.5%, unaffiliated 22.8%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other/unspecified 2.4%

Typical Family Income

$5,800 per year $59,500 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018

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Powerful Prayers

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Sponsored Kids’ Artwork

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Powerful Prayers – Nicaragua

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For the Birds

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