Nicaragua

KEY WINS IN 2016

  • Over 2000 cases of injustice were resolved through our partner Christian Centre for Human Rights. 300 lawyers throughout the country volunteered their services!

  • We promoted food security with with 1200 indigenous subsistence farmers!

  • 5 North American church groups participated in building a water system with the Ochomogo community.

  • We began a new partnership that will focus on Maternal and Child Health.

GOALS FOR 2017

  • Incorporate more nutritional objectives to assure that food security is in place for entire households

  • Develop a pilot project focusing on the first 1000 days of life, to reduce stunting in young children caused by malnutrition

  • Determine possibilities for conservation agriculture in Nicaragua together with Mennonite Central Committee

 

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World Renew Partners In Nicaragua

YMCA of Nicaragua (ACJ)

 ACJ is a Christian organization whose mission is to organize youth to come alongside community leaders and make a difference in poor communities. ACJ is working 9 communities in the central part of Nicaragua. ACJ’s specialty is promoting community health and sustainable agriculture.

Christian Medical Action (AMC) 

AMC is a group of Christian medical professionals that work in poor communities to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents. AMC currently is working with CRWRC in nine communities in the central part of Nicaragua and 28 communities on the Atlantic coast. AMC’s specialty is promoting community health and sustainable agricultures. AMC also puts a lot of emphasis on promoting human rights and in particular, training communities to participate in Municipal affairs.

Christian Center for Human Rights

(CCDH) CCDH is an organization of volunteer lawyers who promote and protect Nicaraguan human rights. This is done primarily through civic education and public advocacy. CCDH has set up a network of ‘houses of justices’ throughout Nicaragua that serve the communities by providing legal advice and mediation at low cost.

Nehemiah Center

The Nehemiah Center’s seeks to teach people how to integrate a Biblical worldview into every area of life. It does this by promoting Christian individuals, families, schools, churches, businesses, and governments to work together and share a common vision. The Nehemiah Center provides training to church leaders, teachers, business people, and community leaders from five clusters of communities. As a result local churches are growing and reaching out to their communities, and community leaders are taking responsibility for community problems and progressively resolving them. Nehemiah Center also is involved in HIV Aids and domestic violence prevention as well as a pilot project in raising awareness about human trafficking awareness.

Luke Society Foundation of Nicaragua

The Luke Society Foundation of Nicaragua is an independent affiliate of the Luke Society International that has had its roots in the reformed tradition for many years. The local Nicaraguan affiliate began to operate in 2005, moving from the traditional clinic model to a community development approach. The focus of its work is empowering ‘campesino’ families in 10 rural communities. In addition to health and food security, the other program interventions include children at risk, gender, and community participation in disaster risk management.

 

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