Kids in Nicaragua grow up in a beautiful Central American country with wildlife-rich rain forests, volcanoes, beaches and architecture dating back to the colonial era.
Nicaragua has had a rough history. It is still recovering from decades of instability, a 10-year civil war and a number of natural disasters. All of these together have helped to make it one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Two of every five Nicaraguans are living in poverty. Two of every three people in rural areas live on less than US$1 a day. They don’t want to live like this. Kids in Nicaragua want simple things: decent food, clean drinking water, the chance to go to school and a job that will give them a future.