Nicaragua: Programme overview and projects


  • Strengthening entrepreneurial spirit: women’s power in the countryside

    Strengthening entrepreneurial spirit: women’s power in the countryside

    A snack bar, a clothes shop or a small chicken farm – young women show their ideas and entrepreneurial spirit in Nicaragua.
  • A “House of Mothers” for those in extreme poverty: a sure start in life

    A “House of Mothers” for those in extreme poverty: a sure start in life

    In the vicinity of San Dionisio, Nicaragua, the deprived women live with no water, electricity or healthcare provision. If they’re pregnant, they can spend their final days before giving birth in the “House of Mothers” in safe proximity of the outpatient’s clinic. That’s if they manage the exhausting journey here.
  • Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts

    Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts

    Small farmers in Nicaragua are taking steps together to defend against major agricultural enterprises that want to import genetically modified seeds. Thanks to field trials financed by SWISSAID, they can prove that local varieties are more economical and respond with greater resistance to climate fluctuations – and yield harvests which are just as plentiful.
  • From Warehouse Assistant to Teacher

    From Warehouse Assistant to Teacher

    Thanks to youth organisations many young people in Nicaragua are becoming the support for their family and community – and they get closer to realising their own ambitions in life.
  • Education and health checks save lives

    Education and health checks save lives

    Teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and domestic violence, in particular, have an adverse impact on women in Nicaragua. Training courses and medical assistance are helping break down taboos – and saving lives. 46-year-old Bertha’s case is a good example.