Nicaragua

World Renew has been working in Nicaragua since 1973.

Nicaragua

World Renew has been working in Nicaragua since 1973.

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WHAT WE DO

World Renew works with five national Christian partner agencies in more than 80 communities. Program interventions include agriculture/food security, primary health care, HIV and AIDS prevention, human trafficking prevention, human rights promotion and domestic violence prevention. Also through the Nehemiah Center, World Renew is impacting numerous churches, businesses, Christian schools, and communities through intensive leadership training and networking.

COVID COUNTRY UPDATES

Poverty and violence have escalated in the country due to the economic fallout of COVID-19. People are struggling to feed their families and many have resorted to robbery. It is clear that Nicaragua continues to experience community transmission of COVID-19, but the severity of the outbreak is difficult to determine because of lack of information available. World Renew continues to do the most urgent work while taking all of the possible precautions.

The government in Nicaragua continues to offer little dissemination about COVID-19, including minimal preventative guidance. World Renew continues to focus on general safety, health and prevention campaigns in the communities where we work. Over the summer, this emergency response included radio programming; a social media campaign; distribution of masks, soap, and educational flyers; as well as teaching community leaders how to use recycled materials to create hand-washing stations. The project directly impacted 188 communities and the radio broadcasts reached around 100,000 people. In addition, World Renew provided emergency food rations to 70 families. All content shared was also designed to offer spiritual guidance and hope to those who fear the virus may be a form of judgement from God.

Turning towards fall, World Renew staff are returning to the office once a week to commence more regular programming initiatives. We continue to practice strict physical distancing precautions in the office and through programming.

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Partners In Nicaragua

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.

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.

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.

AMOS Health and Hope seeks to take action to help address the problems of poverty, disease and preventable deaths. AMOS is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people who suffer from the unjust conditions of poverty. AMOS programs respond to community-identified needs and build upon community strengths. Specifically AMOS’s mission is to improve the health of impoverished communities by working alongside them in health,education and development. Community-based primary health care is about promoting good health, as well as treating and preventing illnesses. The model that AMOS uses embraces coordination between local leaders, public organisations, and private NGOs. It is health care for and by the community, working together to achieve health for all.   The health care project that began with a small collection of 13 communities in 2010  has now grown to encompass 27 communities in four departments, offering basic health care to over 13,000 people.

CIEETS and World Renew are collaborating together in this new partnership that addresses the effects of climate change due to deforestation along the ‘dry corridor’ that straddles the Pacific Ocean side of the country. CIEETS will be promoting sustainable agriculture systems to deal with the reduced and increasingly more infrequent rainfall patterns that many small land holder farmers depend on for their livelihoods.  In addition, CIEETS has a passion to work through churches and empower them to be lead the process as the communities are transformed.

Building on the lessons learned from the pilot project of World Renew’s and the Nehemiah Center’s trauma healing ministry, the next phase will scale-up and accompany leaders from 22 churches in promoting a culture of peace building. 12 of the 22 churches were involved in the pilot project. The Nehemiah Center will continue with two tools and introduce a third:
1. Formation of Trauma Healing Circles
2. Promotion of Restorative Practices in Conflict Situations
3. The Promotion of Domestic Violence Prevention and Healing

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