Support development efforts through a partnership with Coffee Bean International and Aldea Global Jinotega, in which proceeds from coffee sales fund programs to improve lives in rural communities.
Central America's largest country continues to rebuild after devastating hurricanes and years of conflict.
- Health: Supported a women’s mobile medical clinic with an emphasis on early cancer detection
- Economic opportunity: Providing credit and financing to support food security in rural communities
All stories about Nicaragua
Nicaragua: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters committed to fighting hunger in the coffeelands February 19, 2013
Partnering with Mercy Corps and other industry leaders, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is leading a movement to help coffee farmers grow more, earn more, and build food security in their communities.
Nicaragua: Mentoring businesses in Nicaragua January 26, 2011
As MicroMentor's Central American partner, we are working to promote business mentoring in a society where entrepreneurs are facing tough economic, social, and environmental circumstances - often with little or no support.
Nicaragua: ¡Vivan los empresarios!: Mentoring entrepreneurs in Central America January 6, 2011
Starting with just a sewing machine, Aida Mayorga and Oscar Garcia built a business that now employs more than 50 workers and promotes positive environmental and social business practices.
Nicaragua: Dispelling the stories I've built up with the stories I find November 18, 2010
I’m spending a little time these days catching up on a widely-acclaimed television show. On a recent episode, I heard — in the background — a reference to Vietnam. I had an almost-instant reaction and visual upon hearing the name of that place.
Nicaragua: Coffee sales spur better health September 11, 2006
Yali, Nicaragua — The going rate to see a doctor or buy a month's supply of prescription medicine in this poor Central American nation is about $25.
Nicaragua: Lush mountains and lofty goals September 1, 2004
Julio Obeguedo is determined to reach the top of the coffee world. He's also resolved to lift other local farmers to that lofty goal.
Nicaragua: Re-inventing tradition September 1, 2004
Magdeleno Benavides' path is a difficult one. After fifteen minutes of hiking, he arrives at the amazingly perilous slope where he's planted coffee under a grove of indigenous trees.
Nicaragua: An integrated farm brings new independence in Nicaragua September 1, 2004
The coffee crisis has meant harder times for Birgina Morales and her family. Her husband has grown coffee all his life, and his father before him. Most of their meager livelihood came from the coffee harvest each year.
Nicaragua: Hatching a new plan September 1, 2004
Adelina Aguileres doesn't put all her eggs in one basket. Instead, she shares the load with several other women in her area.